We have just come back from 2 weeks at bali with our kids. I am very particular with my research before we go overseas and i did the same this time, made sure we had vaccinations, didn't have ice , only bottled water even at resort at nusa dua, wouldn't let kids fall off the banana boat ride as the water looked dirty ..... yes my husband thought i had gone abit crazy.
I am now sitting here feeling sick in the stomach and guilty, while my daughter was having her hair braided at The Bali Collection ( yes I even worried about hair lice..) my husband took our 5 yr old for a walk to fill in time and came back with a "henna tattoo", as someone else said a spur of the moment thing that we had never thought to read up on and well now have and am shocked. Approx 2 weeks after the tattoo which has now worn off he is left with the red imprint of the batman tattoo, luckily there is no blisters and not itchy but have taken him to our doctor and he is on a cortisone cream which has started improving now, i hope for him it doesn't scar as people say, as my doctor said it looks like he has been branded with the tattoo. As careful as I felt i was unfortunately i have learn't a lesson, i just was there was more publicity out there about this....... I have now also discovered alot of information on this by googling it and on some medical websites.