Contact Dermatitis With Henna Tattoo

UZUNER N., Olmez D., Babayigit A., Vayvada O.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.5, pp.423-424, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-424
  • Keywords: Allergy, Contact dermatitis, Henna tattoo, Para-phenylenediamine
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Allergic and irritant reactions to henna are rare, Para-phenylenediamine, which is sometimes added to obtain a dark, blackish henna, causes the majority of contact dermatitis reported related with tattoos. Allergic contact dermatitis due to temporary paint-on tattoo with black henna is described in two adolescents.