Indian weddings ceremonies are never complete without the traditional indian mehndi designs for hands. Relatives and mehndi artists draw a motif on the bride's hand with the henna paste. These ceremonies act as an ice breaker between families. Various kinds of motifs and patterns are used in mehndi designs for hands: roses, blooming flowers, geometric patterns, mountains, mesh field and more. During weddings, mehndi designs on hands for the brides are mostly full hand designs, while the guests and relatives go for simpler choices. The green henna paste has a milad aromatic smell, which lingers on even after it's washed away. Simple floral patterns are used for party goers as a fashion statement. The west is equally thrilled about these mehndi designs for hands, because they serve as temporary tattoos and leave a beautiful red tint on the hands. Nowadays the color of mehndi is changed in the market to suit the mehndi artist's creativity. Black, red and glitter henna cones are easily available in the market.