99 Beautiful Henna Tattoo Ideas For Girls To Try At least Once

Henna, or mehindi, is a beautiful temporary tattoo style that originated in Ancient Egypt and has since spread to countries like India and Saudi Arabia. In the modern era, henna tattoos are a perfect option for the girl who wants something stylish and exotic without making a permanent commitment. We’ve gathered together 91 of the most beautiful henna tattoos we could find in hopes that you can find some inspiration here.

1. Flowers and leaves

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This is a classic henna tattoo in the traditional color: brown.

2. Minimalist flower

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We love how this tattoo’s a little lighter and more minimalist than most henna designs.

3. Palms, wrists, and fingers

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This is more of the traditional Indian bridal style of henna. The finger designs really emphasize the wearer’s delicate hands.

4. Fingertips

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Another option is just getting the tips of your fingers tattooed. This is a very elegant look for the first-timer or experienced henna wearer who wants something a little simpler.

5. Traditional back-of-hand

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We love green henna! This deep olive looks great on intricate designs like the ones pictured here.

6. Red lace

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This is such a gorgeous design. The deep crimson paired with the lacy details is a killer combination.

7. Green flowers

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These matching palms look like beautiful gardens! We love the combination of trailing vines and big flowers.

8. Wrist hearts

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This one almost looks more like a permanent tattoo than like henna, but we’re huge fans of the design.

9. Traditional bridal look

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Classics never go out of style.

10. Fingertips and wrist

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This jet-black henna contrasted with the wearer’s white clothes is absolutely stunning.

11. Black flowers

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Another black tattoo that we’re in love with! The little differences in finger designs make these special.

12. Stacked circles

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The dark brown henna reminds us of bangles paired with delicate rings.

13. All-over palms

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Wow, these hands are absolutely beautiful! The scale-like details on the wearer’s fingers give these designs a whimsical touch.

14. Geometric

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These clean lines and sharp edges take henna into the modern day.

15. Gold adornments

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This lovely gold filigree lends an uber-feminine touch to the henna we see here. We’re loving the subtle finger designs and thin lines.

16. Dark brown bracelet

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This tattoo reminds us of those bracelets/sleeves that attach to rings: beautiful, evocative, and exotic!

17. Green and gold

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Green, gold, and dazzling. While we’re not sure how practical this design is for everyday wear and tear, it sure looks amazing!

18. Bedazzled

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The clean lines and gold “teardrops” make this henna tattoo something totally unique.

19. Stacked rings

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We love the effect that the dark brown details (on the wearer’s fingers) have on the overall design.

20. Subtle black

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These lines are unusually thick and a little blurred, but we’re digging the subtle effect that creates.

21. Radiating sun

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A central, sun-like design makes this tattoo stand out.

22. Green flowers

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These intricately floral designs rendered in green henna and paired with red nails remind us of the infamous villain Poison Ivy… you’ll be just as mesmerizing with a tattoo like this!

23. Black curlicues

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This is a fairly standard design, but it’s clasically beautiful nonetheless.

24. Sparkling black forearms

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Wow, this design is truly radiant.

25. Asymmetrical black

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These ornate mismatched designs complement each other perfectly!

26. Delicate brown flowers

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We love these wispy lines and delicate-looking flowers.

27. Flowered feet

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Did you know henna can be used on all parts of your body? It looks great on hands but works just as well on feet.

28. Stacked bracelets and rings

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This dark brown design looks particularly clean and precise.

29. Dark brown marquee

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The framing on this design is truly beautiful; it makes full use of blank space.

3o. Precise black lines

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This henna and these nails? Yes please!

31. Leaves and triangles

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We especially appreciate how the little teardrop shapes look like they’re glowing. Truly a masterful effect.

32. Ribcage drapery

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These little semicircles hug the ribcage and the fringe adds an ornate touch.

33. Textile-inspired

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These geometric patterns remind us of architecture or finely printed cloth.

34. Radiating back design

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Henna back tattoos are sexy and refined; this one is a perfect example.

35. Stacked rings

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We’re totally in love with this design! The fanned-out semicircles above the wearer’s knuckles add a nice touch.

36. Swirling back designs

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A little henna placed right between the shoulderblades automatically accentuates the feminine curves of a toned back — perfect for the summertime!

37. Geometric sketch

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This one almost looks like a pen doodle you’d do on your hand if you were bored in math class. We’re fans of the whimsical quality it possesses.

38. Moon and swirls

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The little crescent moon on the ring finger brings this all together.

39. Colorful mosaic

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While most henna is one or two-toned, this medley of colors works amazingly! We love how it reminds us of jewelry and fancy frescoes.

40. Matte black

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Jet-black henna is a good choice for paler girls — it really brings out your skin’s porcelain beauty.

41. Dots and circles

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While this design is super-intricate, it stays elegant and isn’t overwhelming.

42. Spiraling brown

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This design looks a little like a snake’s tail to us. The elegantly tapering segment is so beautiful!

43. Black necklaces

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Henna is often reminiscent of jewelry, but this ornate design really takes it to another level.

44. Bracelet-ring combo

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We love the way the different parts of this design are interconnected.

45. Wrist feathers

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Maybe it’s just us, but this design looks a lot like an old-timey fountain pen. Either way, the billowing plume is a really gorgeous effect.

46. Faded leaves

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Usually henna emphasizes clean lines, but if you’re more of a “au natural” girl, you might favor this blurred look.

47. Double-edged bracelet

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The ends of this “bracelet” design mirror each other to create a pleasing sense of almost-symmetry.

48. Fun with friends
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All of these henna designs are just so perfect! We love the use of dots and “fringe” patterns across the board here.

49. Stacked rings and radiating circles

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These designs almost match each other, but not quite. The contrast keeps these tattoos fresh-looking and organic.

50. Simple flower

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Henna doesn’t always have to be complex. Sometimes, the simplest designs can be the most beautiful.

51. Reverse necklace

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Wow! This is such a unique design. We’re loving how feminine and flirty this look is.

52. Covered hands

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This all-over tattoo lends its wearer a gorgeous and exotic sense of mystery.

53. Dots and dashes

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How delicate! We could totally see this look being paired with a sundress or even a wedding gown.

54. Maroon classic

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This is a beautifully standard, traditional henna tattoo.

55. Covered forearm

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It’d be easy for a tattoo this big to get cluttered, but clean lines and judicious use of space keep this design looking fresh!

56. Stacked bangles

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The gold filigree in between “bracelets” of traditional maroon henna helps add to the beautiful bangle effect.

57. Faded red

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OMG. Seriously, someone needs to do this for us ASAP. It looks so detailed, exotic, and absolutely perfect.

58. Geometric black lines

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We’re fans of how architectural and modern this design turned out to be.

59. Floral adornments

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This is ridiculously elegant! The flowers along the wearer’s right palm are a subtle feminine touch.

60. Candlelit flowers and leaves

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This deep maroon color looks good on any skin tone, especially in warm light.

61. Twisting flowers

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We love how this consistent floral pattern is repeated in different places, shapes, and forms.

62. Intricate black

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The details and tiny dots of this piece make it a tattoo to marvel at.

63. Fingertips being applied

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This is what the henna application process looks like. For results like these, wearers must sit very still.

64. Sweet paisley

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Aww. Couple goals AF. Tattoo goals AF.

65. Golden-brown flowers and leaves

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We love the way these flowers are drawn, as well as the coppery henna the wearer’s selected. Totally unique!

66. Shaded fractal

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This beautiful tattoo almost looks like a burnt-wood masterpiece.

67. Bejeweled black

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If you’re the kind of girl who favors a regal look, this is the tattoo for you.

68. Sparkling blue rings

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Wow! We’ve never seen glittery blue henna before, but we’re IN LOVE with it.

69. Black sketches

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The sketchlike quality of this design makes us love all its details so much more.

70. Asian-inspired roses

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These lovely flowers are drawn in a style reminiscent of Chinese enameling. Way to be international!

71. Inner wrist lotus

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Find your inner peace with this gorgeously symmetrical lotus and its surrounding swirls.

72. Eye and swirls

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The decorations are great, but let’s be real: we all noticed the eye first. This design is mysterious and just plain magical.

73. Golden-red rings

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This color is absolutely captivating.

74. V-shaped florals

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This relatively minimalist design leaves a lot of space open, but that only accentuates its beauty.

75. Black filigree

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The varying designs on each finger keep us interested in this tattoo for sure!

76. Black and white

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Now this is really something special. We don’t see white henna often — you’re guaranteed to have all eyes on you with this look.

77. Black and gold

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These delicate designs look like the finest jewelry. What an easy way to accessorize!

78. Minimal black

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We’re simply amazed at how tiny and precise the middle finger adorment is here.

79. Jet-black jewels

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These ebony beads and swirls are simply fascinating. They remind us of ancient lacquered jewelry.

80. Cute crosshatches

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This pattern makes us think of fishnets! Super cute.

81. Pure gold

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Wow. Like really, wow. What better way to make yourself look like royalty?

82. Frames and leaves

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We love how the leaf shape is echoed throughout this design — it really ties the tattoo together.

83. Floral fractals

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This is a great place to get henna tattoos. Any gorgeous design you put here becomes totally sensual and inviting.

84. Crystals, rings, and flowers

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The radiating crystals and areas of solid black really make this design something special.

85. Faded among flowers

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This lovely, slightly blurred brownish-red henna gives this tattoo a wonderful earthy look. Perfect for the nature girls out there!

86. Beads and flowers

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Sure, the sunset’s beautiful. But we think these tattoos look even better, TBH.

87. Foot flowers

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These cute little ornate circles add a touch of femininity and delicacy to the wearer’s feet.

88. All-out glam

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A look like this is perfect for a big night out. It’ll stand up to flashy jewelry without overwhelming it.

89. Jet-black masterpiece

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We love how glossy this beautiful black shade looks.

90. Total coverage

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WOW. We can only imagine how much time this took to apply, but it was definitely worth every second.

91. Perfect paisley

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These coppery henna swirls and flowers look absolutely gorgeous.

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