Misrad HaBriut: Don’t get “Black Henna” tattoos
Misrad HaBriut is warning the public to avoid getting “black henna” tattoos because they can cause severe allergic reactions. Black henna is different than regular henna because it has an additional chemical added to it to speed up the tattooing process. It is this chemical, called PPD, which causes the allergic reactions. Black henna tattoos are frequently seen at festivals and other stands.