After the tattoo her husband had in Bali developed skin pimples and evolved into a “very irritating” rash, an Australian woman has made an assistance request.
On the third to final day of their trip to Bali, Leanne Stewart and her 50-year-old husband made the decision to get tattoos.
The husband’s tattoo didn’t start to flare up until they got back to Western Australia, even though they followed the advise to avoid the pool and apply antiseptic cream to prevent infection.
According to Ms. Stewart, she had a tattoo “same spot, same time” as her husband, but it was “totally OK.”
She said that her husband started to experience severe discomfort as a result of the bumps surrounding his tattoo, which had a Viking motif.
After a doctor’s recommended course of antibiotics and steroid cream failed to relieve her husband’s agony and rash, the distraught wife turned to a Facebook forum for support.
He has tried antibiotics and steroid cream, but nothing has helped, Ms. Stewart said. “Apparently it’s a response to the ink,” she continued.
Has this ever occurred to anybody else, and if so, what remedies did you use?
On Facebook, other people commented that they had similar experiences with Bali tattoos.
I sometimes get this on my tattoos, which are also from Bali. One user said, “Just once in a while it will lift and get all those bumps across them all.”
“This also occurred to me! Was itch so bad! Another user said, “I was taking antibiotics at the time, so I suppose it helped to get rid of it.
I also used a steroid cream and took antihistamines, they continued. It took around two to three months for it to completely clean up.
My spouse does react to the ink and some raised spots, a third commenter said. Unfortunately, nothing worked, and when the blisters eventually disappeared, his tattoo was left with scars.
Users said the response was brought on by “cheap ink,” while other users suggested the weather may have played a role.
“That happens rather often in the heat.” Even though they are 15 years old, mine still develop bumps,’ one user commented.
Mine operate out of Thailand. an ingrown hair. Heat to sweat follicles, another user said.
Travelers visiting Bali are advised by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to examine the “hygiene and safety” of tattoo artists and to stay away from temporary black henna tattoos because they “frequently include a color that may cause significant skin responses.”
While Mr. Stewart’s tattoo was a permanent ink design, there have been prior alerts concerning the commonly accessible temporary henna tattoos in Bali and other popular tourist destinations.
Jessie Kingscote, a mother from Perth, told Daily Mail Australia that her four-year-old son had permanent scarring as a result of a full-body, blistering rash brought on by a henna tattoo.
In September, Ms. Kingscote posted a picture of Riley’s arm to the “Bali Bogans” Facebook group, urging people to avoid the “danger” of getting henna tattoos.
Elena Kovalenko, a mother of two from Melbourne, claimed in August that henna tattoos had caused chemical burns on both of her boys.
After learning that her boys Luke, 8, and Adrian, 6, may have irreversible harm, Ms. Kovalenko advocated for the outlawing of black henna ink.
Henna is a paste that is typically brown or orange-brown in color and is created by crushing dried henna leaves. Henna has been used for ages by many different civilizations.
The traditional henna used for temporary tattoos is thought to be harmless and seldom causes adverse reactions.
Travelers are cautioned to stay away from “black henna,” however, since it often includes para-phenylenediamine (PPD), a dark pigment used in hair colouring.
Seven to ten days after the ink is applied to the skin, PPD might result in severe adverse effects such as redness, itching, burning, swelling, blisters, and scarring.