As someone commented on one of my earlier posts, reactions to jagua do come up now and again. We just want to remind people that jagua is a fruit. Anyone with known allergies to fruits may also get a reaction to the jagua fruit. Additionally, according to the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP) at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, many individuals with fruit allergy are sensitized to pollen or latex. If you know that you are sensitive to fruits, or to pollen or latex, you should not get a jagua tattoo.
Although Jagua is a natural product, it is possible to have a reaction to any foreign substance applied to the skin. We recommend everyone do a patch test before applying a jagua tattoo.
A reaction to Jagua may appear as an irritation or redness on the skin. If this happens it is important to consult a health care professional before treating any reaction.
For more information on Earth Jagua Gel and jagua tattoos in general, you can visit our Earth Jagua FAQ page here.