'Black Henna' ScarHenna is NOT Black! Temporary tattoos called “Black Henna” may contain para-phenylendiamine, a chemical based black hair dye, also known as PPD.
Many people have an adverse reaction to these “Black Henna” temporary tattoos, while some others do not. Some reactions may be so severe that internal injury may occur; in rare cases, even death. Blisters and itching start 2 to 10 days after the black dye is applied to the skin. This is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction. Poison Ivy rashes are a similar delayed hypersensitivity reaction. PPD is a strong sensitizer, meaning many people are allergic to the dye, The more often you are exposed to it, the more likely you are to have an allergic reaction.
Para-phenylendiamine black dye applied as a temporary tattoo makes some people seriously ill. Children are most at risk from PPD “Black Henna”. Their bodies cannot easily process PPD. Many children have been hospitalized after receiving these “temporary tattoos”. They will have health problems for the rest of their lives.
If you are injured with PPD “Black Henna”, go to the doctor for treatment to avoid scars. Tell the doctor para-phenylendiamine black hair dye was put on your skin, and is most likely the cause of the problem. Ask your doctor how PPD sensitization will affect your future health. Show him where to find medical articles on the chemical.
For medical articles about PPD “Black Henna” dangers click here. For more information about PPD “Black Henna” click here.
Artists using PPD “Black Henna” may have elevated risk of sensitization, asthma, bladder cancer, and liver tumors. Traditional natural pure henna does not cause these injuries! Traditional henna is safe for skin. Be sure to ALWAYS ask what ingredients were used to mix the henna.
Information retrieved from: Catherine Cartwright-Jones
Image retrieved from: Mehndi911
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