A random Twitter user @iamfrankitom that doubles as a brand influencer and a self acclaimed entertainer, has taken to reveal what a tattoo ink has done to him.
The ink which he called Henna, has done damage to his skin against what he thought it would be.
Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Lawsonia inermis, also known as the henna tree, the mignonette tree, and the Egyptian privet, the sole species of the genus Lawsonia.
Henna can also refer to the temporary body art resulting from the staining of the skin from the dyes. After henna stains reach their peak color, they hold for a few days, then gradually wear off by way of exfoliation, typically within one to three weeks.
The man narrated all his experience about Henna and the step by step burns it caused to his skin.
The young man said ” I had an idea for a video and I needed tattoos to pull off the look. Since I wasn’t ready for real tattoos just yet, I contacted a lady who uses henna to achieve the same result. On that day, while she was applying the dye to my skin,…”
“I began to feel some heat and burning sensation.I drew her attention to it and we both assumed it wasn’t that serious. She left. When the henna dried off, normally I should be able to peel off the dried dye leaving the skin stained with the black color.”
” I couldn’t be in a slightly hot environment neither could I touch that part of my skin without feeling so much pain. Then I began to research and found out that there was a difference between natural henna and black henna.”
” My friend, Dr Larry recommend I apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream to it. This gave me some relief. I also added some confessions and prayer to accelerate the healing process. The annoying part is I didn’t get to use the tattoo for the video I had planned”
He then concluded with an advice and a video of his body “My advice: please always ensure that natural henna is used on your skin and when in doubt, apply to only a small area of skin to test if you’ll react to it before drawing map of Africa on your neck. 😂 Currently receiving ‘Eya’, ‘I hope you’re Ok’, & cash to speed up the healing”
My advice: please always ensure that natural henna is used on your skin and when in doubt, apply to only a small area of skin to test if you’ll react to it before drawing map of Africa on your neck. 😂 Currently receiving ‘Eya’, ‘I hope you’re Ok’, & cash to speed up the healing pic.twitter.com/QJY179Vv2Q
— iamiTom (@iamFrankitom) May 22, 2022