Second, they are also significantly less painful. Third, henna tattoo designs are very much similar to the designs used in real dermal tattoos , except that they are generally limited to reddish brown colors. But despite the fact that there are a lot of designs to choose from, there are still some things to consider before choosing the right tattoo for you.
Henna may not be inserted into the dermis but it still causes skin irritation for some people. Black henna especially, or PPD -containing henna , is highly allergenic. So before you get one, test whether your skin would illicit any negative reactions to the ink. If your skin shows signs of irritation, that means that your choices are limited to designs that are narrow and thin. This ensures that your skin gets only a small amount of henna ink. Choosing bigger and darker henna tattoo designs may cause extreme allergic reactions that can lead to anaphylactic shock.
Unlike dermal tattoos , whose designs come in different colors of your choice, henna tattoo designs are limited to reddish brown hues, or at least, the safe ones are. Although it is possible to use different colors for tattoos, this is generally not advised since this requires the addition of more chemicals to the ink. This increases the chance of the henna ink causing adverse reactions to your skin.