Question by  Sonny (44)

Can children have allergies to henna tattoos?


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

If henna is derived from plants, children do not tend to have allergies to this substance. However, pre-made pastes called black henna tend to have additives to make the ink last longer than a few days. The additives added to the henna may cause severe allergic reaction to children as well as adults.


Answer by  LASH (142)

Anyone can have or develope an allergy to anything. Henna is a natural substance, but so is posion ivy. And it has been treated with man made chemicals


Answer by  TMyers (1084)

Yes, anyone can have an allergic reaction to a henna tattoo. The chemical paraphenylenediamine, also known as PPD, that is found in black henna ink has been known to cause skin irritations. PPD can cause eczema, rashes, and scarring very easily. Most of the time, these reactions occur in sensitive skin.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

Because of the expense and the time it takes to create a henna tattoo, they're rarely if ever created on children.

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