Our next question is about tattoos. Is henna a safe alternative for those of us who may not want a permanent tattoo? We turned to the Food and Drug Administration, which says:
- Henna, a coloring made from a plant, is not approved for direct application to the skin.
- It is only approved for use as a hair dye.
- The FDA has received reports of allergic reactions from products marketed as henna….
- Due to these safety concerns, the use of henna on the skin is actually illegal in the United States.