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Band-Aids for every shade

Submitted by on June 27, 2007 – 9:39 am28 Comments


We’ve just come across these Band-Aids made specifically for people of color.

The company information reads:

“New Ebon-Aide™ is the adhesive bandage specially designed for people of color.

From the licorice look to mocha, coffee, cinnamon, and honey skin, new Ebon-Aide™ blends with your skin to help conceal as you heal.”


Source: Ebon-Aide

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  • Clyde Smith says:

    Nice find! I could also see those bandages being marketed as for people of all colors.

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  • Donna says:

    It’s about time! more stuff just for us. I hate having a big white bandage on my pretty brown skin.

  • Steph says:

    i think its pretty fuckin gay that u people think u r to good for white bandages

  • James says:

    LOL ^ I agree with steph

  • Marilyn says:

    I found these at the dollar store and got some for my boyfriend, who is African American.
    I honestly thought he’d get a good laugh out of the concept.

    He was not amused.

  • jay says:

    lol u gotta be kidding what will these negros think of next lol

  • CeeCee says:

    no way! i dunno when these came out.. but like 4-5 years ago my lil sis came up with this for a school project where they hadda make their own invention. as for “steph” .. i highly doubt that anyone thinks their too good to wear white bandages, have you ever thought that maybe they’d rather have a bandage that blends in with their skin instead of it stickin out like a sore thumb lookin all goofy. anyways..very nice, prolly need more shades tho..but good start.

  • nessa says:

    lmao,that blaCk band aide is killin mi, who is gonna use dat…no one is dat dark

  • rochelle says:

    damnm diz is gunna start shit lol but i think it can b used when ppl dont wanna show the have a boo boo so the baindaid can blend with there skin

    its actually pretty smart

    lit looks like a perm book for blak ppl

  • Mi64552 says:

    There are CLEAR band aids that work for people of ANY shade…this invention is far from “brilliant” to me.

  • Tiff. says:

    i guess it’s a good idea. i just don’t really see the big deal. i didn’t think it was that serious that you needed band-aids to match your skin color. it’s still notciable and i seems more like sticking out like a sour thumb because people are going to be like okkk you really tried to match your band aid to your skin LOL. but to each it’s own .. i could care less about it though.

  • tim says:

    its only fair. the normal band aids were made for us anyway. like we can only get cuts and shit but black ppl cant. I always thought it was fucked up. band aids are flesh colored, but they didnt match with black ppl. what is flesh color? flesh comes in different colors, how is caucasian flesh considered flesh colored? black ppl dnt count? it always fucked with me. and some of these other comments embarrass ME. sickening. negroes??? r we stuck in the 18th century?

  • kj says:

    I agree with Tim. Ignorance knows no bounds.

  • Northface says:

    Band-aids shouldn’t be made to match skin tone that is hilarious to me, last time I checked I wouldn’t consider that as a fashion statement… that’s funny… a band-aid is made to help heal or cover your injury from germs, who gives a shyt what color it is… I prefer the cartoon ones for my son anyway! The BLACK one is funny!!!

  • LaTasha says:

    I think this is something that is needed. I am in the Army, and I just got my ears pierced, and we can not wear earrings while in uniform. A band-aid that matched my skin tone would work wonders for me, because I can then cover up the earrings and it wouldn’t be that noticible, unlike the regular peach looking/ pink banedaids.

  • Brady says:

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    1. (used with a sing. verb)
    (a)The branch of philosophy that deals with the nature and expression of beauty, as in the fine arts.
    (b)In Kantian philosophy, the branch of metaphysics concerned with the laws of perception.

    2.(used with a sing. verb) The study of the psychological responses to beauty and artistic experiences. 3.(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A conception of what is artistically valid or beautiful: minimalist aesthetics. 4.(used with a sing. or pl. verb) An artistically beautiful or pleasing appearance: “They’re looking for quality construction, not aesthetics” (Ron Schram).

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    There are two traditional views concerning what constitutes aesthetic values. The first finds beauty to be objective, that is, inherent in the entity itself. The second position holds that beauty is subjective, in that it depends on the attitude of the observer. Immanuel Kant argued that judgments of taste, as he called aesthetic judgments, rest on feelings, which, though subjective, have universal validity. The instrumental theory of value, an extension of subjectivism, holds that the value of art consists in its capacity to produce an aesthetic experience.

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    (The above information taken from Answers.com)

    band-aids have colors, artificial limbs/prosthetics have color, the military have combat fatigues that protect personel by helping them “blend in” depending on combat enviroment. Hope this post helps.

  • Shan says:

    What’s wrong with different colored adhesive bandages? “Band-Aid” is a brand, and they decided to not make multi-skin colored bandages. Whats wrong with Ebon-Aide, their bandages come in the same colors as Band-Aid but also has a variety of other colors. I don’t see what’s wrong with that. You can argue there are clear bandages, but are there not still light colored bandages? Are Caucasians offended by it or something? You can give your kid cartoon bandages, but what about a 40 year old man, he probably doesn’t want a cartoon. People are so narrow minded. Why does something to do with race STILL have to be turned into negative discussion??

  • wags says:

    You may like our new range of Adhesive Bandages that compliment your skin tone

  • Renny says:

    For all you white WACK JOBS, I’ll bet if band-aids only came in dark colors you’d want some to cover your melanin-less lizzard skin.

  • Kim says:

    LOL @Renny! I wish I could find some up here in Minnesota!

  • Some girl says:

    @steph it’s not that people are too good for white bandages but they don’t want the damn thing to stick out. For example : I think it’s an awesome idea for people with variscose veins. They can cover it up without making it so obvious.

  • Jerica says:

    “I hate having a big white bandage on my pretty brown skin.”

    OKay that came out as sounding a little bit racist like you’re saying white skin isn’t pretty like brown skin. But I also get that you probably didn’t mean for it to come out sounding like that. All skin tones are beautiful and there’s nothing wrong with any of them. The problem here is that companies have long considered ONLY the lighter range of skin tones and forgotten or ignored the darker skin tones. It is important to be represented. Band Aids don’t match my skin as I’m too pale for them and they’re for a darker “white” person, but that doesn’t mean companies can’t at least try to include a wide range of tones in their products since they’re meant to be used by a wide range of people. Making them only in Caucasian tells you that that is the “norm” and that’s the majority and excludes people. Considering also that Band Aid creates band aids not in stark white but in BEIGE also shows they’re aware of skin tone being an issue but one must question why ONLY Caucasian skin tone is their concern. Darker people get cuts, too.

    This is obviously something white people don’t have to think about or even notice. So you get comments by people who think it’s just overkill to “cater to” darker people. Well, we as white people have been catered to all along, and we have had this consideration so why not extend it to everyone?

    I think it is a great idea to make band aids with a diverse palette of skin tones. And to the idiots who keep talking about the very dark bandage, that is so ignorant of you to not understand that people’s skin can be VERY pale or VERY dark and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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  • p whitten says:

    wow. what a racist group of assholes. it’s ok to have peach colored band aids but not different shades for other skin colors? talk about self centered bigots.

  • Kay says:

    Renny- You’re a disgusting racist. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. I can’t help being white anymore than you can help being black.

    As to bandaids, I’m wearing one right now and it’s WAY too dark for my skin. It’s brown. It would match the skin tone of a light-skinned black person far better than it matches my skin. They come in all sorts of shades. Some are WAY too light for me. It’s rare I find one that matches my skin tone. That’s why clear is the way to go, probably for everyone. It’s the least conspicuous. It’s a free country with free enterprise. Someone, like Ebon-Aid will always figure our when there’s a market for something and cash in on it. I’ve wondered about darker bandaids myself, it’s good to know that they are made. I just wanted to make the point that as white person, I rarely find a bandaid that doesn’t stand out on my skin. They all suck, except the clear and cartoon ones, in my opinion.

  • Sad says:

    History lesson: Johnson & Johnson used to make pink band-aids before changing to “flesh color” band aids. Who’s flesh are we talking about here? It was made specifically to blend in with a specific (majority population) color. Its easy to laugh, forget & dismiss when u don’t have to worry about it. BTW clear bandaids don’t work for dark skin.

  • Harvey Johnson says:

    7132 Bloomington Ave. So.
    How can I get my hand on some brown band-aids.

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