Henna Tattoos

Gallery of henna style tattoos that can be filtered by subject, body part and size.

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American
Dillon Fortedone
room Oakland American · Los Angeles American
17
Tattoos
7
likes
6
followers
Blackwork
Geometric
+3

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Danish
Peter Madsen · Blackhanddone
room Barcelona Spanish
71
Tattoos
63
likes
32
followers
Sacred Geometry
Henna
+4

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Russian
Tatiana Vaderdone
room Saint Petersburg Russian
10
Tattoos
23
likes
10
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+1

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Italian
Matteo Nangeronidone
room Padua Italian
96
Tattoos
234
likes
111
followers
Line Art
Illustrative
+3

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American
Tedd Hucksdone
room Peterborough
21
Tattoos
49
likes
16
followers
Illustrative
Henna
+1

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British
Alex Bawndone
room Hull British
80
Tattoos
189
likes
62
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+4

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Argentinian
Carlos Saconidone
room Buenos Aires Argentinian
10
Tattoos
13
likes
5
followers
Line Art
Henna
+2

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French
Guy Le Tatooerdone
room Toulouse French · Hong Kong
33
Tattoos
46
likes
29
followers
Blackwork
Henna
+2

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American
Kirk Nilsendone
room Point Pleasant American
52
Tattoos
72
likes
38
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

Contact

Spanish
Melow Pérezdone
room Barcelona Spanish
50
Tattoos
66
likes
41
followers
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+1

Contact

Brazilian
Akauã Pasqualdone
room Bauru Brazilian · São Paulo Brazilian
30
Tattoos
69
likes
33
followers
Blackwork
Illustrative
+2

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British
Elda Bernardesdone
room Zürich Swiss
47
Tattoos
116
likes
42
followers
Blackwork
Henna
+1

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American
Jessi Manchester
room Hamburg German
Realism
Henna
+2

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Brazilian
Mateus Mattar
room Serra Brazilian
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+1

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British
Jon Vasey · Sway Tattooer
room Leeds British
Traditional
Blackwork
+1

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Dutch
Bodil Schilperoord
room Alkmaar Dutch
Line Art
Henna

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Brazilian
Caco Menegaz
room Curitiba Brazilian
Blackwork
Sacred Geometry
+2

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Dutch
Wesley Gemistaris
room Venlo Dutch
Line Art
Dotwork
+2

Contact

description

“Henna tattoo” is a figurative term usually referring to temporary skin stains made with henna paste from the flowering plant Lawsonia inermis. On Tattoofilter, the term “Henna Tattoo” will be used only to describe permanent tattoos created with tattoo ink, inspired by the same patterns but not containing any henna paste.

The cultural heritage of henna (also called mehndi) can be traced back thousands of years to Muslim and Hindu communities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The paste has medicinal properties, acting as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and fever-reducing agent. The ceremonial practice of staining skin for special occasions arose as a way to symbolically protect a person, usually a woman and/or her family, from pain or illness. The cooling effects also proved to be very calming during stressful rites of passage.

In religious communities where the female voice is ignored or suppressed, henna art also became a covert language for women, an outlet for their self expression and a way to communicate freely. As a result of the clandestine nature of this language, however, there is no comprehensive written history of all symbols used throughout the ages.

Henna or mehndi is a paste that is bought in a cone-shaped tube and is made into designs for men and women. There are many variations and types in mehndi designs which are categorized, such as Arabic mehndi designs, Indian mehndi designs, and Pakistani mehndi designs.

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