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So of course, I do some Googling, and of course, red ink is risky to use if you have sensitive skin. I do. My skin is irritated by everything. If I even wear clothes a second time, my skin breaks out into rashes. Soaps...rashes. If I'm using a too-damp towel for a day (like if I'm washing dishes or clothes) I get that special brand of eczema for too-damp environments. My skin burns in two seconds. Acne. Bug bites--my skin erupts into feverous bulbs that actually bruise. Sometimes I just break into surprise rashes/eczema for no reason because it's hot. My skin is weak and will not survive the summer.
So I gave up on the red ink idea. Lol I don't even want to try a dot test. Add that to the list of tattoos that will never be. But, however, all is not lost. I think I want to try using henna pigment instead. It's natural, lasts a few weeks. I feel like it won't irritate my skin. Of course I'll do a patch test first. ("Black henna" is extremely dangerous and isn't natural henna...just fyi if you want to try henna)
The color changes over time, but I'll get some red days out of it. You may know that I like blackwork. That's probably what I'd do (something like the below). Couldn't find any pictures of henna styles that aren't the traditional Indian bridal designs.
If you've got red tattoos, I'm interested to know your experience. Also if you've had henna.