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Post by egyptianruin » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:29 pm

I read about the henna tattoos - do you use Pure Henna or Black Henna? I am allergic to Black Henna because of the PPD and by allergic I mean I got bad scarring from it when I was in my early 20's. It was miserable.
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Post by ManifestedDreams » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:10 pm

I just wanted to add to this comment quick. "Black Henna" is not Henna at all, it's a very dangerous dye and like Egyptian said, it more often than not leaves people with scars. That's true for *any* colored dyes, beyond pure henna.

I've always been big into henna for the look and medical benefits so it would be *awesome* to see it in the alley(and I'd totally get it done) provided that it is the real deal.

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Post by MerchMaven » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:55 pm

Moved this so we do not clutter up the artist info thread. Thanks!
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Post by Burnhym1 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:22 am

ya, black henna is not supposed to be used on the skin for it actually eats away at your flesh. it was only meant for hair color AT-MOST. sorry you had to find out the hard way :[.

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Post by egyptianruin » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:46 pm

Yeah the sad thing was is that I was in Ocean City, Maryland getting a henna tattoo from a store on the boardwalk. I should have done my research first so I could have asked but I figured - hey the store is doing it, all the stores are, so it must be okay. (Buzzer noise) WRONG!
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Post by Burnhym1 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:27 pm

ya, honestly it wasn't your fault. The store is suppose to be the professional, so you think they would know.

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