Letters “Black henna” tattoos

Young people should be educated about the dangers of temporary tattoos

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4823 (Published 17 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4823
  1. Josef Panasoff, specialist in internal medicine, allergy, and clinical immunology1
  1. 1Lin Medical Center-Haifa Clalit Health Services, 35152 Haifa, Israel
  1. josefpa{at}clalit.org.il

Although some “black henna” tattoos do not contain henna, most do.1 The problem is that they all contain the very potent contact allergen paraphenylenediamine (PPD).2 …

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