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7-Year-Old Gets Henna Tattoo On Vacation. Days Later, It Suddenly Erupts Into Horrific Blisters

Every kid dreams of going on vacation with their family.

Not only do you get time to relax and have fun with your parents and siblings, you also get to experience a new place.

Here in the United States, lots of parents like to bring their kids to Disney World, but other vacations can be just as fun.

Martin and Sylvia Gulliver, who live in the United Kingdom, decided to take their kids Sebastian and Madison on vacation to Egypt this year.

While they were there, Sylvia got sick with a gall bladder infection and had to be rushed to the hospital. She was totally fine, but Martin wanted to do something special for the kids for being so well-behaved during all the craziness.

Sebastian, 9, and Madison, 7, chose to get black henna tattoos in the hotel’s salon before they went back home to the UK.

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See What Tattoo Did To This Young Girl

Since Madison and Sebastian were so well-behaved during their family vacation in Egypt, their parents decided to let them get black henna tattoos at the hotel salon before leaving.

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As soon as the black henna design was finished on Sebastian, the 9-year-old started complaining that it was itchy.

Since it was bothering him, his parents helped him wash off the pattern.

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Madison was happy with her black henna tattoo, which was put in a beautiful pattern on her hand and arm.

However, everything changed when they returned home on July 25, 2017.

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Madison and her parents noticed that some of the skin under the black henna was raised, and looked like it was bubbling.

They figured it was no big deal and would go away on its own, but the next morning it was even worse.

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Madison started complaining that the whole tattoo was itchy, so she and her parents washed it off.

When the black design was gone, they noticed that there was a severe rash on Madison’s arm in the outline of the black henna tattoo.

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Once Madison’s arm started blistering, her parents decided to look online to learn more about black henna.

That’s when they realized how dangerous the inky substance can be.

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According to the U.K.’s NHS: “The black paste used in these temporary tattoos may contain high levels of a chemical dye so powerful and toxic that it is illegal to use it on the skin in this way.”

Black henna paste contains a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD), which can cause allergic reactions, and even chemical burns.

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Although PPD can be used safely in certain hair dyes (in small amounts), black henna contains high levels of PPD, which can be very dangerous.

Madison’s parents brought her to the doctor to treat the rash and blisters, and they were given a steroid cream.

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After five other hospital visits, Madison was referred to burn specialists at Salisbury District Hospital.

Nobody had seen blisters like Madison’s before, but they finally realized that Madison had serious chemical burns from the black henna.

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See What Tattoo Did To This Young Girl

Once they diagnosed Madison’s rash, doctors were able to begin treating her skin.

They originally warned her that she might have scars for life, but since then, doctors have stated that they hope Madison’s scars will disappear in two years or so.

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Now, Sylvia and Martin want to warn others about the dangers of black henna.

They have already been in contact with the hotel to tell them Madison’s cautionary tale and encourage them to stop using the harmful chemical.

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Luckily, Madison is fine, but Martin and Sylvia feel that the entire problem could have been avoided if they’d known more about black henna.

They, of course, are upset that Madison had to go through something so scary, but now they want to help other people learn about the dangers of PPD.

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If you’re ever considering getting a henna tattoo, make sure they use natural henna, not black henna.

“Real henna, which is generally safe to use, is an orange color, with a red or brown tint to it,” explains the NHS.

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