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if you had a reaction to the henna i wouldnt try it.alot of people have reactions to theses tattoos and i dont recommend you get another one.heres a story i think oyu should herA GIRL of seven has been permanently injured by a temporary tattoo that she was given on holiday in Greece.
Jessica Jones, from Newcastle upon Tyne, will have to stay out of the sunshine for two years and avoid hair dye and cosmetics for the rest of her life because the tattoo contained the chemical para-phenylene diamine ( PPD ).
It is used as a cheap substitute for natural henna but can cause a serious reaction . The area where the dye is applied can be scarred for life.
Jessica’s case is one of four seen by Dr Aileen Taylor, a consultant dermatologist at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, since last summer.
Dr Taylor said ” PPD is much more abrasive than real henna and can lead to dreadful consequences for many people who have a reaction to it. Those who suffer such a reaction become sensitive to it, and are liable to have the same reaction for a long time afterwards if they come into contact with PPD again”.
Dr Taylor said PPD , which is also found in some sunscreens and hair dyes , was used because it was cheaper than natural henna and dried much more quickly.
She said “I would ask people travelling abroad to be very careful. If they are tempted to have a temporary tattoo , they should make very certain the tattooist really is using henna . The best way to avoid painful consequences is not to have a temporary tattoo at all”.
Jessica was given a four-inch tattoo of a dolphin on her left arm while on holiday in Lindos, Rhodes last year.
Her mother, Dawn Glichrist of West Denton, Newcastle, said “the tattooist was supposed to be doing henna tattoos that would fade after a few weeks”.
“It had a terrible effect on Jessica within a few days. her arm swelled alarmingly and blisters appeared all over it. Jessica was in such terrible pain that she did not sleep for a week, and now she is left with after-effects for life”.
Ms Gilchrist said that a hospital check on Jessica had shown that her daughter was now severely sensitised to PPD . She added: “we have been told she will be unable to use hair dye or cosmetics when she is older, and will have to avoid clothes that might have the dye in them. She cannot go out in hot sunlight for up to two years unless she is covered in protective clothing”.