Are you thinking about getting henna tattoos to celebrate your big day, but arent sure if its appropriate? I may be biased, but I say DO IT!! Overall your experience will be one to cherish for a lifetime, and though your henna tattoo may only last a few weeks, there is a fragile beauty in temporary art. I'll do my best to explain that along with all the pros and the cons to getting mehndi done for your wedding so you can decide if it's right for your big day.
Henna For All
I first want to address that HENNA IS FOR EVERYONE! It is an art form that belongs to our creativity and passion. Henna tattoos can be adorned on men and women from across the world. Since henna has been found in many regions and in many lifetimes, as far back as Egypt, you need not worry about any cultural shifts or misrepresentation. Though many areas practice henna tattoos along with religious or sacred circumstances, the henna tattoo is to represent that ceromony, not necessarily a part of the religous aspect. Henna tattoos just enhance the experience! Henna is timeless and comes straight from the earth in many regions, which brings many styles of application.
For wedding henna some people cover themselves in beautiful patterns from fingertips to elbows while others place a dollop on the palm and a flower or cotton on top of the dollop. A more recent trend is using 'white henna' (white body paint) for your bridal henna tattoo, which goes great with a white wedding dress! Sometimes both parties get henna tattoos, other times just one of the betrothed receives a henna blessing. So, rules are meant for breaking, do whatever your heart desires! This is YOUR big day, so I am here to make you happy and helps you celebrate your new union.
Pros VS Cons of Bridal Mehndi
Even though henna is an option for everyone, its not always the path everyone chooses. So below I wrote some honest bridal henna pros and cons so you can decide if wedding mehndi is the right choice for you.
Pros of bridal henna tattoo
Cons of bridal henna tattoo
Bridal Henna Alternatives
Now if you think there is just too much going on at your wedding already, and a henna tattoo is maybe not the choice you want to make for your big day, don't stress! There are other alternatives. For example, choosing henna simply for an engagement shoot or wedding announcements can be a great way to adorn yourself and have pictures to remember it by. Reach out with your concerns or ideas, and we can certainly bring together a menhdi experience that's perfect for you and your situation!
Whatever you choose, I wish youth best of luck on your wedding day and with your future union! Bridal henna can be a big and overwhelming choice so please feel free to ask your questions or make a comment below about your bridal mehdi experience.
I am first + foremost, a creative. I love to take an idea and create it into something tangible. To build + organize a design, an idea, or a goal + see it actually materialize by my hands is something hard to describe. I will always cherish + cultivate my ability to do this. Here is a little about what I have learned + maybe peeks at my artistic life journey so far.