Friday, August 8, 2008

Oh Dear! Black henna tattoos can cause blisters, severe allergic reaction!

Ecccch! Avoid getting henna tattoo blisters and swelling. This MSNBC article is enlightening, "Henna hazard: Chemical causes ornate allergies - Harsh dye can swell popular tattoos into itchy, blistery swirls and shapes." Just look at the New England Journal of Medicine photo.

The facts are, "true henna is made from harmless plants, black henna uses a chemical called para-phenylenediamine, or PPD, which makes the tattoo dry quickly and last longer."

My opinion. Do yourself a favor, avoid getting black henna tattoos.

More resources about allergic reactions to henna tattoos:

  1. Henna Tattoos Can Cause Allergic Contact Dermatitis.: An article from: Family Practice News
  2. Henna tattoos tied to bad allergic reactions: an ugly souvenir. (Clinical Rounds).: An article from: Family Practice News

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1 comment:

Mike Hussey said...

The modern style statement covers henna flower tattoo in different colors and designs on various body-parts, including hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, upper back portions, and different other selected areas.

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