Indian mehndi designs are elaborate and condensed at the same time. The detailing is close to finesse and every element of the design holds great meaning.
The western mehndi designs are a lot different than their desi cousins, they feature geometric shapes, quirky patterns and often imitate hand jewellery. E.g- the bracelet mehndi, chandelier mehndi and other.
Bridal mehndi in Indian mehndi style makes the hands adorned with dholkis, palkis, bride-groom artwork, mandap, kalash and various other auspicious artwork depicting a marriage ceremony. It includes lovey-dovey pair, save the date, wedding date, symmetrical pattern etc.
Indo Arabic mehndi designs for hands often feature a pairing of Indian floral patterns and birds with Arabic cashew and shading.
The Indo western mehndi design is a mix of the east and west. This style of mehndi like the western mehndi is usually just worn as a style statement and is far from what traditional mehndi.
Like indian mehndi, Pakistani mehndi design features mandala patterns too, although not as frequently.This style is also greatly influenced by the arabic designs.
Arabic mehendi designs which are more spread out, largely feature cashew patterns and a lot of shading.
Moroccan mehndi designs look a lot like western tribal tattoo art because of their zig-zag lines, geometric curves and quirky aesthetics.
African mehndi predominantly comprises of tribal designs and patterns, although it bears a lot of similarity with Arabic mehndi in terms of gaps and bold outlines.