Arabic designs have veils and flowers drawn across diagonally across the palms and the arms. This is what makes this a unique mehendi design.Even if all design is repetitive, in this types of mehendi, it does not look bad.While it’s quite difficult to track down the origin of mehndi in India, it is believed that henna had probably originated in the desert areas of Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat. The story goes as this – the people dwelling in the Thar Desert used to cover their hands and feet with a paste made from crushed henna leaves in order to keep themselves cool in the scorching sun.