Henna has been practiced for more than 5,000 years throughout India and the Middle East. Henna tattoo designs can be applied anywhere on the body, but certain placements and symbols have significant meaning. What would your henna tattoo say about you in the Indian culture?
- Henna placed on the palms allows blessings to be received. Popular designs are sun and flower images.
- Henna placed on the top of the hands can signify protection and often includes shield designs.
- For women, the left hand is considered receptive, whereas the right hand is considered a positive giving force.
- Popular designs include birds like a peacock or swan, which signifies beauty and success. Dragons and butterflies symbolize change and rebirth. Flowers and petals mean happiness and joy.