Here’s a fun fact: Traditional mehndi design motifs are full of meaning. It’s too bad that with the rise of the personalized Louvre-worthy designs henna artists are capable of making these days, traditional designs are getting passed over for being the plain, ordinary, and boring alternative.
Oh, but they’re so far from boring! Let’s take the minimalist circle applied to the palm or back of your hand as an example, otherwise known as a full stop. It’s simple. It signifies the end of one chapter, and the beginning of another, that being marital bliss with your chosen life partner. How beautiful is that?!
Yes, I’m well aware that a solid filled circle doesn’t get any more creative than, well, a solid filled circle. But this is 2022 and rules are made to be broken. Why not draw on the full stop’s meaning, and take a little creative liberty while you do it? Why not, indeed.
Get back to basics with these modern takes on the full stop mehndi design.
Mesmerized by the geometric details in this modern approach to the full stop motif.
This design’s admittedly more mandala than full stop, yet it’s perfect for the maximalist bride.
Double up on the meaning by adding a flower at the center, like this stunning rose.
Love the scalloped approach to preserving the white space between the circle and the rest of the design.
What do you think about the full stop mehndi design? Let me know in the comments below!
Content strategist and UX writer who’s been researching and writing about weddings for 5 years. Addicted to Netflix, dirty martinis, and naps.
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