Introduction: Do It Yourself Bridal Mehndi Design for Hands!

Bridal mehndi and it’s importance
Use of mehandi is considered to be auspicious for weddings and other occasions in most Eastern countries. It has therefore become an inseparable part of the rituals. You will see a lot of women in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh wearing this as temporary tattoos on their hands and feet. The brides mandatorily apply Mehandi in most cases during weddings, as it is said to be a sign of prosperity that brings happiness and good luck.

There are a lot of types of mehndi like the red and black, and some mixed versions, and it all depends on your choice in application.

Intricate designs are very common in mehendi for the dulhan, because it’s her special day and she would most definitely want to amaze everyone around her.

The design:

This style is great as it features a picture of a bride and groom on the hand. The design includes the musical instrument Dhol and Shehnai, without which almost all Indian marriages are incomplete.
This design draws inspiration from Indian temple art and works and looks very elegant and is apt for a bride.

This bridal mehndi design is another example of the beautiful extravagant designs that can be done on the hands of the dulhan. It has been designed to make everyone curious and leaving them speechless.

Video : Bridal Mehndi Designs

Tips before you start application:

Bridal mehndi designs are very attractive and look fabulous but they also are a tedious task and therefore here are some tips you can follow before you start the application:

  1. Bridal mehndi takes at least 4-5 hours as the designs are intricate and detailed. Make sure you wear loose clothes you are comfortable in and something that is not new as there are chances of it getting stained.
  2. Keep a hand towel and a few tissues handy as sometimes the mehndi may get smudged you may need these to wipe out the area and redo it.
  3. Make sure you have the lime juice and sugar syrup mix ready for application post the mehndi dries up.
  4. Also, make sure you have waxed your hands and feet a few days before as if you do it on unwaxed skin- the hair shall get pulled while removal and also waxing post mehndi shall remove the color. Applying mehndi immediately after waxing is not recommended as the skin pores are open and chemical oils can get in.
  5. Take a comfortable position before starting as you shall have to sit in that position for hours.
  6. A bit of irritation on skin is normal post drying of the mehndi but if there is too much of it, remove the mehendi as you may be allergic to some component.

Happy mehndi time!

Comments

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pamala.leonard (author)2015-02-24

Absolutely beautiful!

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seamster (author)2015-02-18

This is beautiful work, and very impressive!

How long to you leave the stuff on the skin before your remove it? And how long will the temporary tattoos generally last?

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sabasingh (author)seamster2015-02-18

Hi Seamster

Well thank you fr the appreciation. The mehndi takes about 45 minutes to dry up and then one can scrape it off using a blunt knife but after removal, it is suggested that the skin is not brought in contact with water for at least 12 hours for best results.

The design stays on the hand for about 10 days. It shall remain dark for the first 4 days and then start fading off.