Henna is a plant native to Northern Africa, Western and Southern Asia, and Northern Australasia. For millennia, henna has been a staple in joyous ceremonies ranging from wedding ceremonies to battle victories across. Prized animals were decorated with henna by proud owners and the plant has been used as a hair dye since the times of Ancient Egypt. Many cultures and religion used henna to celebrate holidays including Saint’s days and Passover. Over the past few decades, henna has become popular in United States beach towns as most boardwalks are rife with vendors offering henna tattoos. This article compiles 90 henna tattoos that will inspire your next piece, whether you’re celebrating a big occasion or just appreciating the craft.

Ornate Hand Design

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An elaborate hand design incorporates scrolled elements into the piece as well as a floral design near the wearer’s wrist. The piece sprawls across the wearer’s hand and finishes around the middle finger while the rest of the fingers are adorned with rings and dots.

Intertwining Wreath Design

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A black wreath design wraps around the wearer’s wrist, descends down the wearer’s hand and fingers, and ends on the wearer’s middle finger near the fingertip.

Yin-Yang Flowers

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These tattoos, rendered on the wearers’ thighs, feature flowers with yin-yangs in the center in place of a bud. The petals of the flowers are embellished with triangular designs around the outside of the piece.

Ornate Chest Piece

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A sprawling chest piece is rendered across the wearer’s chest in black ink. The piece features a half mandala design as well as a series of leaves and dangling beads.

Elaborate Back Piece

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An elaborate back piece is rendered between the wearer’s shoulder blades in this black tattoo. The design is remiscent of a flower and features scrolled accents.

Dark Black Hand Piece

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An ornate dark black design wraps around the wearer’s wrist, descends down her hand and ends on the wearer’s middle finger near the fingertip.

Ornate Ankle Piece Featuring Flowers

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A black and gold floral inspired design is rendered on the wearer’s ankle, shin, and foot in this tattoo.

Ornate Hand Piece with Flowers

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A black and gold design rendered on the wearer’s hand portrays three flowers surrounded by leaves and curved design that runs along the wearer’s middle finger.

Forearm Band and Hand Design

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Elaborate bands utilizing small circular patterns are rendered on the wearer’s forearm, hand, and finger in this henna tattoo.

Dark Black Flower Design

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A floral design is rendered on the wearer’s right shoulder blade in black ink in this henna tattoo. Small circular embellishements are pictured in the center of the piece as well as between the outermost petals.

Ear Design

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A goldish-brown scrolled design is rendered along the Helix of the wearer’s left ear in this henna tattoo.

Middle Finger Embellishment

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Thick layers of brown ink were used to create the ornate design seen here above the wearer’s middle finger.

Detailed Floral Design on Hand

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A mandala inspired design accented by a pair of scrolled embellishments is depicted on the wearer’s left hand in black ink in this picture.

Ornate Hand Design

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A triangular shaped design utilizing scrolls is rendered on the wearer’s left hand in black ink in this henna tattoo that descends down the wearer’s middle finger and ends near the fingertip.

Mandala Inspired Calf Piece

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A black mandala design is rendered on the wearer’s shin in black ink with various embellishments near the bottom of the piece including dangling beads, flowers, and scrolls.

Sloppy Wrist Design

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A sloppy black design inspired by a mandala is rendered on the wearer’s wrist in uneven globs of ink.

Elaborate Foot Designs

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A pair of embellished circular designs are rendered on the wearer’s feet in this black henna tattoo.

Scrolling Shin Design

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An elaborate black and gold design featuring scrolled lines and flower inspired imagery is rendered on the wearer’s shin and foot in this henna tattoo.

Bracelet and Hand Design

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An elaborate but poorly drawn design is rendered on the wearer’s wrist, hand, and fingers in this black tattoo featuring scrolled designs reminiscent of flowers.

Hand and Finger Design

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A typical henna design is depicted on the wearer’s hand and fingers in this henna tattoo featuring a crescent moon on the wearer’s middle finger.

Curved Hand Design

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A curved design rendered down the center of the wearer’s hand descends down the wearer’s middle and ring finger until it ends near the wearer’s middle fingertip.

Bracelet, Hand, and Finger Design

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An ornate design utilizing scrolls and circular shapes is depicted on the right hand, wrist, and fingers in this henna tattoo.

Feather Dematerializing into Bird Silhouettes

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A feather is depicted dematerializing into a silhouette of a flock of flying birds in this black henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s left shoulder blade.

Dreamcatcher

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A black dreamcatcher embellished with flowers is illustrated on the wearer’s forearm in this henna tattoo.

Mermaid Silhouette

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This henna tattoo, portrayed on the wearer’s forearm, pictures a silhouette of a mermaid in black ink.

Tree with Scrolling Branches

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A barren tree is stylized with scrolled branches in this black henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s left forearm.

Elaborate Floral Design Along Spine

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An elaborate floral design runs along the wearer’s spine in this black henna tattoo that strings the piece together with scrolled lines.

Mandala Design

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A black and gray mandala is rendered on the wearer’s upper left arm in this henna inspired tattoo.

Upper Arm Band

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An elaborate band rendered on the wearer’s upper right arm in black ink is embellished by a series of dangling beads, triangular, and circular patterns.

Forearm Band

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A black band rendered on the wearer’s left forearm features a circular trim and a repeating pattern illustrating a floral design inside of a square.

Floral Hand Design

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A black and gold floral design is embellished with scrolled lines and circles in this henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s left wrist, hand, and pinkie.

Anklet

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A black anklet is emebllsiehd with a series of designs that appear to be dangling from the anklet in this henna tattoo.

Finger Designs

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Ornate finger bands with circular and triangular patterns are rendered on the wearer’s fingers in this black henna tattoo.

Floral Design Along Spine

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A black floral design starts at the base of the neck and runs along the wearer’s spine until it ends in the center of the wearer’s lower back.

Mandala and Feather Anklet

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These henna tattoos, rendered in black ink, portray a mandala inspired design on the wearer’s right foot and an anklet embellished with a feather on the wearer’s left foot.

Bracelet and Middle Finger Design

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A black wreath bracelet leads to a floral design on the wearer’s left hand and extends about halfway down the wearer’s middle finger.

Large Bracelet Design

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A wreath design functions as the centerpoint of this henna tattoo that features a floral trim and plant embellishments.

Mandala Inspired Palm Design

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In this henna tattoo, rendered on the left side of the wearer’s left palm, features a partial mandala depicted in black ink.

Curved Foot Designs

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A pair of curved designs are rendered on the insides of the wearer’s feet in black ink.

Black and Yellow Back Piece

 

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This black and gold henna tattoo, featured on the wearer’s right shoulder blade and shoulder, creates a very elaborate design using a diverse selection of images and patterns.

Paisley Inspired Foot Design

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A series of small black curved designs descend down the wearer’s left foot and end on the second to smallest toe in this henna tattoo.

Triangle Designs on Forearm

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This henna tattoo, rendered on the wearer’s forearm, features a design that predominantly depicts triangles in black ink.

Thigh Mandala

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A very large mandala is depicted on the wearer’s left thigh in black ink in this henna tattoo.

Yin-Yang Design on Forearm

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A yin-yang symbol replaces the center of a dreamcatcher in this black henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s left forearm.

Upper Arm Band

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An upper arm band relies heavily on half-circle designs in this henna tattoo.

Ornate Half Sleeve

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A very elaborate half-sleeve henna tattoo is rendered on the wearer’s right forearm in black ink. The design features multiple contrasting patterns and descends down the wearer’s arm before ending on the wearer’s middle finger.

Mandala Back Piece

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This henna tattoo, rendered in the center of the wearer’s upper back, utilizes black and blue ink to create the image of a mandala embellished with dangling beads.

Anchor Shoulder Piece

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An anchor attached to an oddly interlooping rope is rendred on the wearer’s left shoulder blade in black ink.

Flower and Feathers Design

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This black and gold henna tattoo, rendered on the wearer’s upper left arm, features a flower accented with dangling flowers.

Anklet and Foot Design

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A beautiful black henna tattoo starts around the wearer’s right ankle and leads down to the middle of the wearer’s foot.

Wrist, Hand, and Finger Design

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An elaborate black design starts on the wearer’s forearm and descends down the wearer’s hand and fingers. The design relies heavily on half-circle and square patterns.

Feather Design

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A brown and gold feather is beautifully rendered in this henna tattoo depicted on the wearer’s upper right arm.

Floral Hand Design

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This black henna tattoo, rendered on the wearer’s wrist and handm, features a floral inspired design that descends down the wearer’s middle finger and finishes near the fingertip.

Crescent Moon Design

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A crescent moon design embellished with dangling beads is rendered on the wearer’s left hand in this henna tattoo.

Floral Wrist and Hand Design

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A floral inspired design is rendered on the wearer’s hand and finger in this black and gold henna tattoo.

Red Torso Design

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A red henna tattoo that utilizes a diverse set of images and patterns is rendered on the left side of the wearer’s torso.

Ornate Arm and Hand Designs

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Ornate designs including a rose adorn the wearer’s forearms, hands, and fingers in this black and gold henna tattoo.

Red and Gold Hand and Finger Designs

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A red henna tattoo illustrated on the wrist, hand, and finger is depicted on left hand of one wearer. While a gold henna tattoo portraying a flower is illustrated on the left hand of the other wearer.

Black Floral Hand Design

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An amateur attempt at henna has created this henna tattoo that portrays a floral design on the wearer’s hand in black ink.

Mandala and Rose Design

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A mandala is accompanied by a rose in this actual tattoo rendered on the wearer’s upper right in black and gray ink.

Day of the Dead Skull Design

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A skull decorated for the Day of the Dead is the centerpoint of this black and gold henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s upper left arm.

Red Mandala Design

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An elaborate red mandala design is portrayed on the wearer’s right thigh while a much more sparse design is rendered on the wearer’s left hand.

Curved Black Hand Design

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A curved black and design starts at the wearer’s middle finger and ascends upward until it wraps around the wearer’s left wrist.

Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Design

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Elaborate designs are rendered in black ink on both of the wearer’s hands, wrists, and forearms.

Finger Designs

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An hourglass design is rendred near the wearer’s fingertips in these black henna tattoos.

Ornate Black Forearm Design

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A relatively simple black design is rendered on the wearer’s left forearm in this henna tattoo.

Gold Hand Design

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An ornate gold design wraps around the wearer’s wrist and descends down onto the wearer’s index finger in this henna tattoo..

Black and Gold Back Design

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A predominantly black design with gold embellishments wraps around the wearer’s shoulders and descends down the wearer’s back before ending in the center of the wearer’s lower back.

Pinkie and Hand Design

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A scrolled design is rendered in gold ink in this henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s hand and pinkie.

Ornate Design Along Spine

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An elaborate overlapping design is rendered in black ink along the wearer’s spine in this henna tattoo.

Elaborate Back Design

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An ornate black design sprawls across the wearer’s back in this henna tattoo.

Swirled Upper Arm Piece

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A tribal inspired design is made more complex with the addition of patterns in this black henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s upper right arm.

Floral Hip Design

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A floral design is rendered on the wearer’s hip in black ink in this henna tattoo.

Ornate Hand Designs

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A pair of elaborate henna tattoos featuring floral images are pictured in this henna tattoo set.

Ornate Torso Piece

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This henna tattoo, rendered on the wearer’s torso in brown ink, features a series of elaborate half-circle designs.

Floral Back and Arm Pieces

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A sparkly black, gold, and green design featuring floral images is rendered across the wearer’s back in this henna tattoo.

Sprawling Back and Arm Design

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This henna tattoo, rendered on the wearer’s right shoulder blade and upper arm, features an elaborate pattern with flower and half-circle images.

Day of the Dead Skull Design

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A skull with flowers for eyes is the centerpiece of this henna tattoo rendered in black and gold ink on the wearer’s upper arm.

 

Yin-Yang Wrist Design

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A yin-yang replaces the center of the sun in this henna tattoo rendered on the wearer’s wrist.

Floral Wrist Design

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A floral design is rendered in black ink on the wearer’s left wrist in this henna tattoo.

Forearm, Wrist, and Finger Designs

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Elaborate designs are rendered in black ink on the wearer’s wrist, hand, and fingers in this henna tattoo.

Elegant Hand Design

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An ornate pattern wraps around the wrist and descends down the wearer’s hand in this black henna tattoo. The design is embellished by a series of elaborate designs portrayed on the wearer’s fingers.

Red Hand Design

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An elaborate red henna tattoo predominantly featuring a wreath design is portrayed on the wearer’s left hand in this henna tattoo.

Black and Gold Hand Design

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A black henna tattoo with multiple gold embellishments is depicted on the wearer’s left hand in this audacious example of a henna tattoo.

Floral Hand Design

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A pair of roses are imagined over a circular background in this black and red henna tattoo depicted on the wearer’s left hand, wrist, and ring finger.

Thigh Mandala

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A large mandala is rendered on the wearer’s right thigh in black ink in this henna tattoo.

Forearm Design

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A circular design somewhat reminiscent of a mandala is portrayed on the wearer’s left forearm in black ink in this henna tattoo.

Red Hand Designs

 

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Multiple hyper-detailed designs are portrayed on the wearer’s left hands in red ink in this henna tattoo set.

Palm Design

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An elaborate design relying heavily on swirling and circular patterns is rendered on the wearer’s palm in black and red ink in this henna tattoo.

 

 

Black and Yellow Hand Design

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A black and yellow design incorporating floral, circular, and swirling images is rendered on the wearer’s left hand as well as the ring and index finger of the left hand.

 

Hand and Back Design

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A very large and elaborate design is rendered on the wearer’s back and left arm in this henna tattoo created with black ink.

Seahorse Design

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A black seahorse is portrayed on the wearer’s left forearm in this henna tattoo.

Elaborate Black Hand Design

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An elaborate black featuring floral designs adorns the wearer’s left wrist and hand while a a series of smaller designs are featured on the fingertips of the wearer’s left hand.

Elaborate Hand Designs

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A pair of mirrored designs are rendered on the wearer’s wrists, hands, and fingers in this black henna tattoo.