For many, tattoos are an intimate part of their identity, representing a significant moment or person in their lives. For others, it’s a funny and oftentimes regrettable action that they will then have to live with.
If you ever wanted to experience the sensation of body art, but didn’t want to commit to something that would last your entire life, then perhaps you have heard of henna.
Henna is a form of body art based on Eastern cultures. The temporary dye is painted onto the body to express beauty and also has roots in marital traditions.
It has been widely practiced in North America, but there have been many documented cases where people have experienced terrible side effects because of tainted materials or otherwise been misled about the process.
This was the case for Ashley Burke, who thought it would be a good idea to get a “temporary” henna tattoo while vacationing in Mexico this month.
She’s now stuck with an irreversible body modification, and it would be really terrible if it also wasn’t so funny!