'Black henna' tattoos can be nightmare

  • Article by: JANE FRIEDMANN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 10:01 PM

A chemical added to some henna pastes may cause blisters, scarring, permanent skin discoloration and an allergy to hair dye.

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DamianJan. 26, 13 7:18 PM

While I'm glad to hear that people are becoming aware of the allergen and are (hopefully) judicious in their use of henna, I can't help but think that some vacuous do-gooder somewhere is at this very moment drafting some sort of legislation.

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csjohn1Jan. 27, 13 7:14 AM

"vacuous do-gooder"? Really, how about vacuous aficionado of skin art? Ya put yer $5 down and ya takes yer chances. Caveat emptor.

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stevnimJan. 27, 13 8:04 AM

Please update & rerun this story prior to the fall fairs as a community service. Thank you.

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kinnickJan. 27, 13 9:29 AM

Children raising children,hugs still work.

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Laura53Jan. 27, 13 9:30 AM

I was taught when I was a little kid...DO NOT WRITE on yourself. You never know what is in the INK. I grew up in the 60s....

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brighdi369Jan. 27, 13 9:38 AM

As a henna artist I have to say that it is continuously frustrating when I see henna businesses that resort to using black henna. What's even more frustrating is when I try to tell these vendors and the establishment they're at about the dangers of black henna and I am shrugged off. My concern is that when there are incidents such as this, people get the impression that all henna is dangerous. There are many wonderful, legitimate artists in MN, and we strive to educate the public and other henna artists about this. Thank you Amy, for being a positive leader in this community!

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obamafone4meJan. 27, 13 9:57 AM

Putting a temporary tattoo on a child is stupid.

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obamafone4meJan. 27, 13 9:58 AM

"DO NOT WRITE on yourself. You never know what is in the INK. I grew up in the 60s...."

I thought we didn't do it because it is ugly and hard to wash off.

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ivanbroJan. 27, 1310:50 AM

Tattoos on children is so wrong on so many levels - unless they happen to be sailors.

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mehndimomentJan. 27, 1312:05 PM

ivanbro ... henna is not a tattoo. Henna/mehndi is a temporary body art, akin to face painting. I would be happy to provide information on how to locate fellow local natural henna artists and how to determine if your henna artist is using natural henna or ppd. amy@mehndimoments.com

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