Henna Tattoo Tutorial

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Henna, Tutorials & Walkthroughs | 9 Comments

I have always wanted to make a tutorial to show you guys how henna is done and to talk a little bit about it as many people seem to be so fascinated by it and usually asks a few questions which I tried to answer in the tutorial.

If you do have any more questions, feel free to post a comment and I will try to answer them, if you like this tutorial and want to see some more,  if I get a couple of requests I will make another one.

I recorded this myself and applied the henna on my own hand, I messed up a bit because it was a tad bit awkward for me to draw so you guys can still see what I was doing and my hair sometimes got in the way. Nevertheless it was a nice challenge and first time really recording my voice, so I’m a bit nervous about that haha.  I think I spoke a bit too fast though (even though I tried speaking slower). Also the rooster and sheep kept intruding in my conversations.

Please let me know what you think and what I can do to improve so I can do better next time and share it if you like it.




Before and After

The photo to the left shows the mehndi (henna) after it has been applied and the photo to the right is the day after. I kept the henna on for a long time, at least 5 hours.




Drawing and Inspiration

I previously drew this for fun, and really liked the flowers so without thinking the inspiration came from this drawing,
with a few little twists.



Thank you for looking, hope you enjoyed it!
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  1. Chantal
    February 16, 2012

    Enjoyed it! I swear I could smell the mehndi as you were putting it on. Ooh I so want henna done for my birthday now, definitely on both my hands this time!! 😀 Can’t wait to see more, I enjoy watching henna being done :) – Chantal

    • Faheema Patel
      February 16, 2012

      Haha thanks Chantal! It’s an intoxicating smell 😀 Look forward to doing henna for you for your birthday!

  2. Talah
    February 17, 2012

    i enjoyed ths! thanks for sharing!
    i love you!

  3. Kavan
    February 23, 2012

    Amazing that you did this all free hand. It came together well, although you were talking about all of the outtakes it took to get here. I want a cooking tutorial next please 😀

    • Faheema Patel
      February 23, 2012

      haha cooking tutorial? which dish? lol Thanks Kavan!

  4. Lew
    February 24, 2012

    Loved this! Your art is amazing as well!

  5. Melissa Brunet
    June 29, 2012

    Hi Faheema! It’s Melissa from Dribbble. Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed watching this. I could watch you draw all day! Would love to see more :)

  6. laste
    November 20, 2012

    me gusto mucho el tutorial y el dibujo, me encanta tu blog, tiene muchas cosas interesantes, y me da muchas ideas para diseñar =)


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