Homemade Henna Part 3: Patterns & Designs *PLUS FREE VECTORS*

So you’ve made your henna paste, and you’ve learned how to expertly apply it, all you need now is some design inspiration!

When I was first getting into henna, I checked out every book the Denver Library had on the subject. My favorite by far however, was “Traditional Mehndi Designs” by Dorine Van Den Baukel a 200 some page “treasury of henna body art”. Over the years I requested the book numerous times, every time I checked it out it was in worse and worse repair. In preparation for this series I tried to request it again, only to find the library no longer had a copy. Presumably their only copy final fell to pieces, so I ordered a used copy from Amazon.

Traditional Mehndi Designs

It really is an amazing design book here are a few sample pages:

I like to draw out plenty of practice designs before deciding what my final design will be. It can also be helpful to draw practice outlines of hands or feet or whatever body part your henna tattoo will be going on to plan out the scale of the applied henna designs. My favorite place to apply henna is the palms of the hands but that’s not particularly professional looking! I have in the last couple of months been changing my thigh and wrist designs whenever they fade:

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

Original Henna Design

I have created a sheet of free designs to get you started on your henna journey or at least add some henna inspired flare to any project you’re up to! Enjoy!

Free Henna Vector Designs!

Download your preferred file type below; all of these designs are free for personal use. However, if you like free vectors, and would like to show your support please donate to Zounds by clicking the button below!

If you would like use these designs in any commercial capacity, resale or distribution please contact me at zoundsdesigns@gmail.com to buy an extended license.

If you need a vector editing program check out the always free and always amazing Inkscape!

Henna Vector Designs SVG


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