Temporary tattoos made with Indian henna have become very popular. As a result, reports of allergic contact dermatitis from a temporary henna tattoo have increased. Presently described is the case of a 15-year-old boy who developed contact dermatitis and cellulitis after receiving a second temporary henna tattoo. He was treated with local and systemic medication. There was persistent hyperpigmentation at the tattoo site 15 days after the application. Allergic contact dermatitis from temporary tattoos, especially PPD, is a growing problem worldwide. Cross-reaction to related compounds and permanent skin changes are a frequent consequence of sensitization to this significant allergen.
Corresponding Author: Ozlem Uzum