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(NJ.com)   Henna tatoo causes permanent marks on an 8 year old girl. Father is suing, seeing as she now has a tramp stamp 3 years earlier than everyone else in Jersey   (northjersey.com ) divider line
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2007-01-05 03:44:11 PM  
Sadly the problems with black henna have been known for a long time - but henna tattoos are largely unregulated, which leads to stories like this. It's really unfortunate. There's some real horrible images associated with it.
 
2007-01-05 03:50:41 PM  
Henna tattoos on an eight-year-old? When I was eight, the only tattoo you cold ever hope to get was out of a Cracker Jack box and fell off by the end of the day.
 
2007-01-05 03:52:20 PM  
I am a resident of NJ, and I support this headline

/*Thumbs up*
 
2007-01-05 04:49:10 PM  
The makers of the henna tattoos just need to market this as a hot, easy new way to acquire one's own nifty tribal scarring marks. I think this could be the next big "in" thing. It's all in the marketing!
 
2007-01-05 04:50:49 PM  
Is a "tramp stamp" used in reference to lower back tattoo or all tattoos? I've never heard this term before, but girls with lower back tattoos are sluts. I know this is a broad generalization but I stand by my conviction.
 
2007-01-05 04:55:25 PM  
wegro froestu: My 16-year-old nephew & his buddies call it "slut butt."
 
2007-01-05 04:58:58 PM  
wegro, please.
 
2007-01-05 05:00:12 PM  
It's like a bulls-eye.
 
2007-01-05 05:03:41 PM  
mc chris

watch me, blow a load on your butt tattoo,
watch me, come back for seconds like it's chinese food.
 
2007-01-05 05:05:35 PM  
How do they know its permanent? She's only 8! Show me the mark in 50 years, and THEN we'll talk.

/didn't RTFA
 
2007-01-05 05:07:10 PM  
wegro froestu
Is a "tramp stamp" used in reference to lower back tattoo or all tattoos?

Lowerback tatoos...

In my experience women possessing one of these, along with a tongue ring, are sure bets for low-overhead/maintenance short-duration sex buddies. And I love every one of you ladies :)
 
2007-01-05 05:42:26 PM  
While at a festival and drunk I had "SEXY" henna tattooed on my forehead thinking it was just ink. Spent the next day with a salt-water soaked cloth saran wrapped to my forehead.

/ found cure on the interwebs
// came out nicely
 
2007-01-05 06:01:06 PM  
You've got to be careful when you apply stuff to the skin. And if you run into black and henna, there's something wrong there--that's not what henna looks like. I feel bad for the girl, because a blistered back isn't much fun, and the scars are going to last for a long, long, long time.

To be honest, I'm glad that folks are going to sue. Good on them, this is a good case for it. If the FDA isn't going to regulate, and the States aren't going to watch closer, then private action is required to remind companies that they have to be aware of WTF they're doing.

"Good enough" isn't really an answer, especially if you are aware of possible consequence, and if you're mixing for topical use, you'd best have an idea of what your products can do--and if you're not, then are negligent, and certainly are liable for possible damages.
 
2007-01-05 06:33:09 PM  
This is the scarred girl. It looks more like uneven tanning than anything else, and I'd say being she's 8, you won't even see it a year from now.

img404.imageshack.us

Hmmmmm. Judging by this picture, I would say there are other "issues" in that family that need to be addressed first.
 
2007-01-05 06:58:30 PM  
hubiestubert: You've got to be careful when you apply stuff to the skin. And if you run into black and henna, there's something wrong there--that's not what henna looks like. I feel bad for the girl, because a blistered back isn't much fun, and the scars are going to last for a long, long, long time.

To be honest, I'm glad that folks are going to sue. Good on them, this is a good case for it. If the FDA isn't going to regulate, and the States aren't going to watch closer, then private action is required to remind companies that they have to be aware of WTF they're doing.

"Good enough" isn't really an answer, especially if you are aware of possible consequence, and if you're mixing for topical use, you'd best have an idea of what your products can do--and if you're not, then are negligent, and certainly are liable for possible damages.


You mean like companies that sell eggs and peanuts?

Those things cause reactions and kill some people with allergies to them.

The FDA has said that this stuff doesn't present enough of a health hazard to the population to warrant regulating it.

If they're suing simply to have the company put a warning on the dye, I can live with that.

If they're suing for money, fark the greedy bastids.
 
2007-01-05 07:02:32 PM  
I kinda like it.
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2007-01-05 07:57:52 PM  
Black henna is dangerous, and it's not just a few people effected by it. Even if they do sue for money, more power to them - hitting a company that sells this product fully knowing what PPD does to people (besides just causing a chemical burn, it can cause kidney problems, and results in asthma complications with people that prepare) in the wallet may result in them no longer selling this stuff. This sort of issue is why there are warnings to remove hair dye from skin immediately and to keep it off the scalp.

Regulations warning people of what is in the product may stop some of it, but many people doing these tattoos have no idea what it does to people. These parents certainly didn't, the tattoo artist apparently did not. I'd love to see it banned, and a high profile case may do a lot to make that a reality.

Chemical scarring is not fun. And is definitely not something a kid needs to go through.
 
2007-01-05 08:16:27 PM  
This is when it's good to be amish.
 
2007-01-05 08:17:16 PM  
wegro froestu: Is a "tramp stamp" used in reference to lower back tattoo or all tattoos? I've never heard this term before, but girls with lower back tattoos are sluts. I know this is a broad generalization but I stand by my conviction.

Where I grew up, "tramp stamp" referred to a birth-control patch.
 
2007-01-05 08:20:56 PM  
I thought tramp stamp was the game you played where you convinced your little brother to try to squirt you with a hose from underneath the trampoline. Poor little farker never knew what hit him.
 
2007-01-05 08:21:49 PM  
"8-year-old Michaela Reilly of Old Tappan"

Anyone else read that as "Old Tampon"?
 
2007-01-05 08:22:28 PM  
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2007-01-05 08:22:43 PM  
LP i lol'd

/fer' rills
 
2007-01-05 08:25:02 PM  
Isn't this exactly what law suits are for? Protecting consumers from people or entities that offer services or products that may harm them, without disclosing the potential for harm?
 
2007-01-05 08:26:07 PM  
whatever happened to parents who say NO!

go to your room!
 
2007-01-05 08:27:20 PM  
To those who asked:

A tramp stamp is a lower back tattoo.

//named for obvious reasons
 
2007-01-05 08:27:29 PM  
"tramp stamp"
 
2007-01-05 08:27:37 PM  
this blows my mind. wtf kind of parent says "sure, you can get a lower back tattoo" to their 8 year old?! the point of a tattoo at that age is because it's something fun to look at for a couple of hours before you get bored and forget it's there until it comes off in the bath that night. the fact that this 8 year old wanted a lower back tattoo is depressing. i hate humans.
 
2007-01-05 08:27:46 PM  
Tramp? Why? Because she doesn't wear continental clothes and a Stetson hat?

/"Otis! My man!"
 
2007-01-05 08:28:01 PM  
Lorelle: "slut butt."

Ass antlers.
 
2007-01-05 08:28:15 PM  
"The Scarlett Letter", thinkg o'beauty.
 
2007-01-05 08:28:54 PM  
"The Scarlett Letter", thing o'beauty.
 
2007-01-05 08:30:28 PM  
I'd hit it
 
2007-01-05 08:31:36 PM  
strayling:
Ass antlers.

You've talked to a German, haven't you?
 
2007-01-05 08:33:17 PM  
The ass-crack is the new cleavage. I guess that means buttsecks is the new titty-farking.

/happy about that
//loves both
 
2007-01-05 08:33:21 PM  
"slut patch"
 
2007-01-05 08:34:06 PM  
Truly disturbing...

Who the FARK puts a tattoo on their 8 year old...henna or otherwise...ESPECIALLY a tramp stamp.
 
2007-01-05 08:34:42 PM  
I too am from New Jersey and approve of this headline.
 
2007-01-05 08:35:14 PM  
orrinbloquy: wegro, please.

I see what you did there.
 
2007-01-05 08:36:04 PM  
How do you even know where the ass on an eight year old begins so that you can place the tatoo correctly?
 
2007-01-05 08:37:26 PM  
What a little whore.
 
2007-01-05 08:37:54 PM  
Oh, almost forgot:

"Eight year olds, dude!"
 
2007-01-05 08:38:04 PM  
TwistedFark: How do you even know where the ass on an eight year old begins so that you can place the tatoo correctly?

Ask your local priest.
 
2007-01-05 08:38:28 PM  
Bleech...I hate tramp stamps.

My g/f jsut has a small tattoo on her ankle, and even that is too much for me.

/Please ladies, keep it old fashioned, eh?
 
2007-01-05 08:38:33 PM  
Kar98: You've talked to a German, haven't you?

Read it on Fark - can't remember the proud owner (or I'd give credit) but it could have been a German Farker.
 
2007-01-05 08:39:44 PM  
img397.imageshack.us

//what took so long?
/owl whore
 
2007-01-05 08:39:52 PM  
dedekind_cut
I am a resident of NJ

What exit?

/I grew up at exit 36
 
2007-01-05 08:39:59 PM  
henna is disgustingly ugly. way worse than an ink tattoo.
 
2007-01-05 08:42:07 PM  
TFA

...The line of three dolphins on her lower back, drawn with black henna, faded within a few days, like it was supposed to. A few weeks later, however, her back was covered with blisters. [...] After several treatments, the girl was left with what doctors deemed a permanent scar -- in the shape of three dolphins.

Lolk, of River Edge, took her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son to a tattoo shop this past summer for their first-ever temporary tattoos. Olivia got a dolphin on her belly. [...] A photo taken several weeks after the tattoo wore off shows a bright red welt on the girl's belly in the shape of a dolphin.


Maybe the problem is in getting dolphin tattoos?

/Yeah, I know it isn't, but if the 8-year-old in the second case also had any resulting issues, the article didn't mention them...
 
2007-01-05 08:43:53 PM  
i saw "arkansas license plates" here once & lost a keyboard...

ftfa: "Thank God she didn't get a tattoo on her neck, or someplace else where the scar would have been visible all the time," Ludlum said...

/meaning, she's actually gonna dress her daughter in clothes that FIT?! no way...
 
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