How it works:
- Situation: like in Morocco, there is a black henna tattoo scam at beach areas. Black henna is not made from the henna plant like regular henna, but is made of a chemical used to dye hair. Many are allergic to this, but it can take weeks for the symptoms to show.
- Set-up: scammers will ask you to do a patch test first (which you will pass) and come back the next day. They may even show fake medical certificates to prove that their product is safe. Once you get the henna tattoo, you may get a nasty surprise several weeks later.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Some react badly to ‘black henna’ so it is best to avoid getting one, especially from shady sources.