Henna tattoo ink could cause scarring and blisters
If you consider getting a Henna tattoo this summer, you may want to think twice. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- If you consider getting a Henna tattoo this summer, you may want to think twice.
They're not supposed to be permanent, but now people are reporting scarring and terrible reactions tied to a certain type of Henna ink.
A 14-year-old girl from Tennessee said she got her ink at a T-shirt shop while she was on spring break. Event though the ink was only spread on the surface of her skin, six weeks later she's been left with painful red marks and blisters.
Doctors say it has something to do with the black ink the shop used on the girl. Unlike traditional brown and green Hennas, black Henna is made from coal tar and used to dye hair.
Doctors say the active ingredient is to blame and should be avoided, even if Henna parlors say that it's safe.