Henna Tattoo

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A tattoo-like form of body art (Mehindi) in which the skin—especially the palms and soles—is painted using a paste made from leaves of Lawsonia inermis, a shrub that grows in Egypt, Tunisia, Iran, India, the Arabian peninsula and tropical Africa, popularly known as henna, henne, al-khanna and al-henna. It is applied to women as a temporary skin decoration, often for weddings and festivals for Jews, Hindus and Muslims from the eastern Mediterranean into the Indian subcontinent. Some artists use an illegal synthetic dye, p-phenylenediamine (PPD), also known as black hennam, to strengthen the colour. Prior exposure to PPD may evoke a brisk, even life-threatening, hypersensitivity reaction in response to reexposure, usually in the form of a sharply demarcated contact dermatitis
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Samira said: "It's tradition for pregnant women in Morocco to have a henna tattoo. We do it for major celebrations like getting married or having a baby."
Freja's mum Marlana, who is a nurse, said: "My little girl has been scarred for life after getting what I thought was a harmless black henna tattoo.
Black henna tattoos are not based on henna at all, but a substance called paraphenylenediamine (PPD) which is found in hair dyes.
Three children got their first temporary black henna tattoo done together while on holiday in Thailand in February 2017.
While walking along the sea front, she decided to have a temporary, black henna tattoo of a large flower on her left forearm.
Doctors have warned that the majority of black henna tattoos are made using a substance called para-phenylenediamine, which is found in hair dyes.
Henna tattoo artists setting up stall in seaside holiday resorts tend not to bother with these niceties.
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Sweets and traditional Arabic sweets are being offered at the tents along with henna tattoo hand paint for women.
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