So I came across something interesting yesterday and I thought I would share it. I have 6 tattoos planned and before I start to get them I thought I'd look up whats in the ink of tattoos.
http://www.fametatu.com/?p=5600 (just one of the sites)
Turns out burn animal bones and other animal products are/can be used in most black inks as well as other colours.
I was blown away when I found this out, and also that they don't tell you.
Guess i'm going to have to ask the shops before i got to them if they use burnt animal in their pigments.
But I figured I'd share this with all of you, who also want/have tattoos.
I hope to find some down in fl when i move there.
I read some where that some parlors will order some vegan ink for you if you call in and request it. I don't know if you pay extra or not, but I'd assume so.
Good to know- will give it a shot!
hi withney - yes, the inks have animal parts in them unless you advocate for vegan ink - there is a tattoo group here if you wanted to take a look - http://www.30bananasaday.com/group/vegan-tattooing
would love to hear your thoughts and see your pics there when you get you tats done.
I deff will, I should be getting my first few over my birthday in Kansas City :) And I will add the group thank you.
If you talk to most artists they will usually either have few vegan inks or none. Vegan ink is no different than using regular ink for the artist it just costs less.
If you are planning on getting a lot of work done you may want to consider finding a suitable artist and then purchasing a vegan ink set yourself and ask for the cost of the ink to be deducted.
I am in the process of purchasing a 34 color ink set from STABLE INK.
For me the idea of having non vegan ink in my skin is too much of a risk so I decided to go the route of purchasing my own and supplying it to the artist. I am buying a large set because I plan on getting many hours of work done but you could buy just the primary colour set.
I have 7 full pieces planned out so far so I'll need an extensive colour kit as well