Common Placements for Henna Designs


Henna art can be placed anywhere on the body, however, placement can be rather significant if

chosen and done correctly. Just like henna culture, in general, henna art placement has lots of

significance and history as well.

Placement of henna on the hands can have multiple meanings depending on where you place it

and the design you choose. Placing henna art on the palm of the hands signifies the ability to

receive or offer blessings and placing it on the top of the hands signifies protection. Placement on

the feet is of the same purpose as the hands and share similar designs as well. Henna application

is cool to the touch thus providing a sense of calming which comes with wedding day jitters;

typically when henna art is applied. Designs on the palm of the hands tend to be more detailed in

design, often telling a story as they go specifically about the bride and groom.

Yes, typically henna is placed on the hands and feet specifically prior to weddings or other

special occasions, however, henna art can be placed anywhere on the body. This leads to many

options of placement and design features. Just be sure to remain true to the henna culture

avoiding religious symbols or other designs that may be offensive to others or the henna culture.