Temporary tattoos, including henna tattoos, may seem like a good idea, but they're far from risk-free. The black henna ink contained in many of these tattoos can cause serious allergic skin reactions.
Henna tattoos are popular with celebrities but are they safe? Emma Evans' right hand erupted in blisters after she got a henna tattoo at a popular shop in Virginia Beach. Her hand felt like it “was on fire,” she told Inside Edition. She sought treatment and was told she had third-degree chemical burns. A month later, 6-year-old Peyton Knauer got a temporary henna tattoo at the same shop, but red, raised marks soon appeared on his skin. When Inside Edition went to the shop, the artist hid.