What . . . the . . . FUCK???
I don't have a photo of how awful it looked but its general appearance was similar to the welts on this poor bastard --
It took two doctors and a dermatologist to find the correct ointment to make the welt go down and the itchiness stop. I learned that my skin's reaction is called "allergic contact dermatitis." It was caused by a black dye that had been added to the henna to make the tattoo darker and longer lasting. In Canada, the United States and Europe, this particular dye has been banned from use for many years. But in unregulated developing countries like Mexico, it is still commonly used.
The pink welt of my temporary tattoo lasted for a couple of months before it was completely gone.
Live and learn, my friends. Live and learn.
Tomorrow: I turn my pain into poetry.