The good ole news reports that the US Food and Drug Administration has found and reports that Henna Tattoos using black ink that contains para-phenylenediamine (PPD), can leave permanent scars on the body of the person who gets it. Check out the source article here and make sure you find out what kind of chemicals are in the Henna ink that someone may be trying to put on you. Chances are, many of the Henna artists donʻt realize that black ink is not safe… and if they do, you would not want to go to them anyway!
Henna tattoos are popular amongst Spring Break revelers and with the Beach climate here in Hawaii, many people get these types of pieces year round. Traditional henna is made from a plant of the same name and have been used for temporary tattoos in weddings and other ceremonies before becoming popular impersonating the custom tattoo designs.
To learn about the safety of tattoo inks, check out this post we did previously on the subject.
If you are in Hawaii and want to commemorate your stay in a more permanent fashion, why not consider getting a tattoo at our Waikiki Tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo. Our highly trained team of Hawaii Tattoo Artists will create a piece, that if you care for it, will heal nicely and without the burn like scarring as picture in the link above.
Shop Owner and President, Tattoo Adam, has been in the business for over 20 years and we have won Honoluluʻs Best Custom Tattooing Studio for four years in a row and counting! So come on down to our Hawaii Custom Tattoos oasis for your tattoo today!
The 411 about 434:
Adam Siehr, President and Proud Owner
Custom Tattooing LLC.
434 Ena Road