Virginia boy suffers allergic reaction from ‘black henna’ tattoo
06
November

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /


(ANITA) A NORTHERN VIRGINIA 1ST GRADER – SUFFERED AN ALLERGIC REACTION AFTER GETTING A ‘BLACK HENNA’ TATTOO DURING HIS TRIP TO VIRGINIA BEACH. NOW HIS FAMILY IS WARNING OTHERS TO THINK TWICE BEFORE GETTING THE TEMPORARY BODY ART. THAT STORY IS NEW TONIGHT. 5-YEAR-OLD PEYTON WANTED TO BE JUST LIKE HIS DAD. WELL THE BLACK PART CAME OFF SO HE GOT A HENNA TATTOO IN VIRGINIA BEACH THIS PAST MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. IT JUST GOT A BUMP ON IT … AND IT STARTED ITCHING. FOR 30 DOLLARS PEYTON GOT THE TATTOO WHICH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE TEMPORARY. “SHE JUST TOLD ME IT HAS TO DRY UNTIL A FEW DAYS” THE INK DRIED, THEN TURNED TO THIS. RAISED SKIN, ITCHY, AND A BURNING BRAND ON THIS FIRST GRADERS ARM. THE INK STARTED GOING AWAY AND THE TATTOO WASN’T GOING AWAY … IT WAS GETTING MORE AND MORE RED. IT ALMOST LOOKED INFECTED.” DOCTORS WERE PUZZLED AT FIRST BY THE ALLERGIC REACTION. “IT’S BLACK INK, THEY PUT IT ON LIKE A PEN – [THE DOCTOR] GOES THAT ABSOLUTELY WASN’T HENNA … IT WAS MORE OF THIS PPD AND I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THAT. THE FIRST TIME I’D ACTUALLY HEARD ABOUT THAT WAS WHEN I STARTED NOTICING THIS RAISED SKIN. I WENT RIGHT ON TO GOOGLE AND IT’S “BLACK HENNA” WHICH THE DEPARTMENT SAYS MAY CONTAIN P- PHENYLENEDIAMINE, ALSO KNOWN AS PPD. IT’S ONLY PERMITTED FOR USE AS A HAIR DYE AND IS KNOWN TO CAUSE ALLERGIC REACTION. “SOMETIMES IT IS TOO HOT OUTSIDE AND THE BEACH IS MORE HOT. SOMETIMES IT BONDS THE SKIN.” PEYTON’S MOTHER SAID SHE’S UNSURE WHAT EXACTLY WAS USED FOR HER SON’S TATTOO. SHE JUST HOPES THEIR STORY WILL AVOID PAIN FOR ANOTHER FAMILY. I THINK LITTLE ONES ARE MORE AT RISK THAN ADULTS, BUT WE WERE NEVER WARNED WHEN WE WALKED INTO THE STORE…IF I ONLY HAD GONE ONTO GOOGLE BEFORE WE DID THIS, I WOULD HAVE SAVED A LOT OF TIME AND A LOT OF HEARTACHE.” (ANITA) THE FDA RECOMMENDS THAT CONSUMERS ALERT THEM IF THEY HAVE ANY SORT OF ISSUE WITH A SIMILAR PRODUCT SO THAT THEY CAN THEN TRACK THE PRODUCTS


10 thoughts on “Virginia boy suffers allergic reaction from ‘black henna’ tattoo

  1. I actually have one Rn and it’s on the same arm as this kid it’s gross and it’s getting infected but I’m seeing someone to get rid of it

  2. He's too frickin cute! Poor baby. That looks like it hurts him 🙁 I feel so bad. The tattoo looked so cute on him too! Unfortunately it turned out painful for the poor little guy 🙁
    I would give him the biggest hug to make him feel better!

  3. I have allergic reaction to in henna tattoo it's so itchy and feels like burning. a big circle on the side of my feet 😭😭

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