Side‐effects of henna and semi‐permanent ‘black henna’ tattoos: a full review

@article{deGroot2013SideeffectsOH,
  title={Side‐effects of henna and semi‐permanent ‘black henna’ tattoos: a full review},
  author={Anton C de Groot},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2013},
  volume={69}
}
Henna, the dried and powdered leaf of Lawsonia inermis, is widely used as a dye for the skin, hair, and nails, and as an expression of body art, especially in Islamic and Hindu cultures. As it stains the skin reddish‐brown, it is also called red henna. Black henna is the combination of red henna with p‐phenylenediamine (PPD), and is used for temporary ‘black henna tattoos’. This article provides a full review of the side‐effects of topical application of red and black henna, both cutaneous… 
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