Product / Testing
Inkbox is a product which is designed to put on your skin, but like anything you put on your body you run the risk of being allergic to it. We strongly encourage you to test the product first – you can pre-emptively do this by touching the blue fabric and seeing if any redness or itchiness occurs over the next few days.
Unfortunately, sometimes allergies occur (less than 0.01% of tattoos). Redness or itchiness may be observed shortly after application or as the tattoo fades. Dermatologists call this Acute Dermatitis or Allergic Contact Dermatitis. We do not recommend applying our tattoos on dry or broken skin as it can increase your risk of an allergic reaction.
If you do develop dermatitis, there are a few things you can do to reduce the irritation:
• Use lukewarm water in the bath or shower, consider using mild soaps on the area in question
• Ensure the skin stays hydrated and healthy by applying moisturizer liberally (especially after showering)
• Use a topical steroid to accelerate healing, your doctor or dermatologist can prescribe these.
• Do not itch the skin, it will prolong the dermatitis.
Additional information on Contact Dermatitis here.
Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is commonly added to henna to give a black skin stain, we can ensure you that our product is PPD free and if an allergy develops it is not due to PPD.
If you have more questions please email Dr. Chris Caputo, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org