Monitoring of Lawsone, p-phenylenediamine and heavy metals in commercial temporary black henna tattoos sold in Turkey

Sukuroglu A. A. , BATTAL D., BURGAZ S.

CONTACT DERMATITIS, vol.76, no.2, pp.89-95, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cod.12702
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-95
  • Keywords: contact dermatitis, heavy metal contaminants, Lawsone, p-phenylenediamine, temporary black henna tattoos, ALLERGIC CONTACT-DERMATITIS, STONE, DYE, SENSITIZATION, PRODUCTS, PAINT
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Henna has a very low allergenic potential, and severe allergic contact dermatitis is mainly caused by p-phenylenediamine (PPD), which is added to temporary black 'henna tattoos', and potentially also by some heavy metals.