Mehndi is a popular type of skin adornment in South Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Somalia. The FDA has not yet approved henna for a skin dye in the United States, it is only approved as a form of hair dye. Therefore, you'll want to be sure that your teen will not have an allergic reactions to the dye by checking the skin with a small amount of the dye first.
Henna tattoos are being used as a compromise for some parents of teens who want real tattoos. If your teen wants a henna tattoo, they will not hurt her. Talk to your teen and set the limits. You can find a henna artist in your local area using this online database or purchase a henna kit at your local drug store or online at Henna Body Art. Also, henna tattoos cost money, bring up how your teen will earn it.
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