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2013-03-27 09:21:50 AM  
CSB alert

I'm an allergist and I see these cases every year after Spring Break.  It was really bad with adolescent girls during the tramp-stamp era.  I was on break last week, lounging by the pool with the wife and a college guy from USC had a temporary tattoo of "THUG LIFE" on his abdomen that was inflamed and was going to scar. We were in Mexico, so I told him to go to the pharmacy and set some topical and oral steroids promptly.  I'm not sure he won't be permanently scarred.

FYI- it's usually cheap hair dye that causes the reaction.  They use it instead of henna.
 
2013-03-27 09:27:50 AM  
I'm trying desperately to give a damn.
 
2013-03-27 09:41:22 AM  
l3.yimg.com

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.
 
2013-03-27 09:42:25 AM  

FatherChaos: [l3.yimg.com image 431x387]

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.


 Anecdotally, it would appear that only fat people are affected.
 
2013-03-27 09:42:38 AM  
Old news is old news.  I've known this for over a decade.  Nice to see the media finally catching up on this, though.
 
2013-03-27 09:43:24 AM  

FatherChaos: [l3.yimg.com image 431x387]

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.


Penis-car.
 
2013-03-27 09:43:49 AM  

mysticcat: CSB alert

I'm an allergist and I see these cases every year after Spring Break.  It was really bad with adolescent girls during the tramp-stamp era.  I was on break last week, lounging by the pool with the wife and a college guy from USC had a temporary tattoo of "THUG LIFE" on his abdomen that was inflamed and was going to scar. We were in Mexico, so I told him to go to the pharmacy and set some topical and oral steroids promptly.  I'm not sure he won't be permanently scarred.

FYI- it's usually cheap hair dye that causes the reaction.  They use it instead of henna.


Happened to my wife on our honeymoon. Now she's uber sensitive to the active ingredient (forget what it is) and probably won't ever be able to dye her hair again (at least with anything with that chemical, which is pretty much everything).
 
2013-03-27 09:43:59 AM  
Once you go black (henna), you can't go back
 
2013-03-27 09:44:39 AM  

FatherChaos: Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.


An arm scar on your penis.
 
2013-03-27 09:47:20 AM  
I knew a woman whose mother actually died from using hair dye without checking for an allergic reaction first (the way the boxes of even cheap hair dye tell you to, explicitly).

The fact that they were poor as hell and had no health insurance, so didn't go to the hospital when she started to swell up like a balloon, is of course the real cause of death.  But hair dye allergies are pretty damn common.
 
2013-03-27 09:47:54 AM  
"Henna powder is a traditional Indian blend of Lawsonia Inermis Linn, Indigofera Tinctoria, Azadirachta Indica and holy cow dung. It is sourced solely from the area around Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh."
 
2013-03-27 09:49:11 AM  
unless you have a dot on your head, you shouldn't have henna on your arm.
 
2013-03-27 09:49:53 AM  

Ned Stark: FatherChaos: Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.

An arm scar on your penis.


Snert.

/He's got you there!
 
2013-03-27 09:50:51 AM  
This is why you get real tattoos, make sure they are well thought out first or you will return to Fark.
 
2013-03-27 09:55:13 AM  
Hah hah, cock guitar.
 
2013-03-27 10:00:18 AM  

Ned Stark: FatherChaos: Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.

An arm scar on your penis.


www.spidersweb.pl
 
2013-03-27 10:05:10 AM  
Hell, even hair dye tells you loudly to not use it if you have any black henna tattoos.

that alone has warned me off black henna.

I mean, if even hair dye, with all it's chemicals, is scared of it...

/cut, bleach and dye my own hair. I'd rather not pay someone £100+ every 8 weeks just to fight to get them to do my hair the way I want it done.
 
2013-03-27 10:06:14 AM  
Yeah, well...I did the "Just For Men" shiat on my beard once. I looked like a meth-head for 2 weeks. Blistered my entire face.
 
2013-03-27 10:09:07 AM  

FatherChaos: [l3.yimg.com image 431x387]

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.


It could have been way cooler.

blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com
 
2013-03-27 10:12:00 AM  

FatherChaos: [l3.yimg.com image 431x387]

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.


Are you sure?

www.galleryoftattoosnow.com
 
2013-03-27 10:12:06 AM  

mysticcat: CSB alert

I'm an allergist and I see these cases every year after Spring Break.  It was really bad with adolescent girls during the tramp-stamp era.  I was on break last week, lounging by the pool with the wife and a college guy from USC had a temporary tattoo of "THUG LIFE" on his abdomen that was inflamed and was going to scar. We were in Mexico, so I told him to go to the pharmacy and set some topical and oral steroids promptly.  I'm not sure he won't be permanently scarred.

FYI- it's usually cheap hair dye that causes the reaction.  They use it instead of henna.


Yeah, that's pretty much what the article was about...
 
2013-03-27 10:17:26 AM  
If you gotta get henna, folks, stick with the real stuff.

web.mit.edu
 
2013-03-27 10:53:10 AM  

PhoenixInFlames: Old news is old news.  I've known this for over a decade.  Nice to see the media finally catching up on this, though.


Nah, we get this thread on Fark every once in a while.

Similar comments:
-I got burned
-don't or you'll get burned
-I know someone who died from a severe reaction
-I got an allergy once and now can't touch the stuff

Sad, really.

/pure henna rocks
 
2013-03-27 12:51:36 PM  

vudukungfu: FatherChaos: [l3.yimg.com image 431x387]

Nothing worse than a penis scar on your arm.

Penis-car.


www.m3post.com

"Somone call?"
 
2013-03-27 06:21:38 PM  
There goes my plan to have the word "Forever" done in henna on my arm.
 
2013-03-27 07:07:27 PM  

YoOjo: "Henna powder is a traditional Indian blend of Lawsonia Inermis Linn, Indigofera Tinctoria, Azadirachta Indica and holy cow dung. It is sourced solely from the area around Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh."


So it's loaded with Union Carbide pesticides as well as cow dung?
 
2013-03-27 09:26:03 PM  
Some of us have known this for years.
 
2013-03-27 11:55:04 PM  

Krymson Tyde: I'm trying desperately to give a damn.


I tried too, but well, big whoop. Attention whores wanting temporary attention-ink end up with permanent attention-scars.
 
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