Henna tattooing is not characteristic for my culture and I have always found it mystical and heavily symbolic.
As a student I used to give a copper shine to my hair by dyeing it with red henna, but I have never tried henna tattooing. To tell the truth even if I wanted there were any studios that would do that. At least not back then.
I do not like tattoos and I don't have any nor I would ever have, but if I get a chance I would henna tattoo my hands again! I did that when we were traveling Tunisia and had a lovely, flowery tattoo made by a street tattooist. I had chosen a design that had flowers, vines and leaves without knowing the meaning then - later I discovered they represent happiness and joy, devotedness and vitality.
Below I have chosen some gorgeous and intricate tattoos I don't think I would muster the courage to have them myself.
Popular Henna Design Meanings:Peacock: The proud peacock symbolizes beauty. Swans: Symbolize success and beauty.
Birds:Birds serve as the messengers between heaven and earth.
Dragonflies and butterflies: Symbolize change and rebirth.
Paisley designs:Intricate and scrolling paisleys can represent fertility and luck.
Flowers: Flowers and petals symbolize pure happiness and joy.
Vines and leaves: Vines and leaf henna designs often represent devotion and vitality and are perfect for marriage celebrations. Snakes and lizards:Reptiles are often considered the seekers of enlightenment in henna practices.
Here's a brief explanation how henna tattoos are done.