I am pleased to announce my tattoo inks are vegan-friendly.
Vegan. You usually hear the word associated with meat-free food and cruelty-free clothing, but how does veganism relate to the tattoo industry? To put it simply, many tattoo artists today are turning to using animal-friendly products in their work, especially when it comes to tattoo inks. Over the past few years, there has been a rise in companies producing vegan-friendly tattoo inks that do not contain any ingredients derived from animals. So if you’re looking for vegan-friendly tattoo inks, stay away from those tattoo studios who's inks contain bone char, glycerin (from animal fat), gelatin (from boiling various animal parts) or shellac (from crushed beetles). Is there a big difference in vegan-friendly and non-vegan-friendly tattoo inks? Well, not really. They will both go into your skin the same, but a lot of customers may prefer more natural inks in their body. It all goes down to the preference of both customer and tattoo artist. Aside from tattoo inks, many artists today, including myself, look to use vegan-friendly hygiene and aftercare products before, during and after the tattoo process. Speaking of before, during and after, when it comes to vegan-friendly tattoo care, the deluxe tattoo care I use in my studio ticks all of those boxes. Deluxe tattoo aftercare is 100% natural, organic, vegan-replacement for petroleum-based tattoo care products, and is made from mango shea and other shea butters. Nowadays, it’s not just tattoo studios that are switched on when it comes to being vegan-friendly, but many famous tattoo brands in the tattoo industry are backing and investing in vegan products.
So what does the future hold for vegan-friendly tattoo supplies? Well, I can only see the market for vegan and organic products growing, as they have all been so well received by artists and customers alike.
The vegan-friendly tattoo inks I use are from Eternal.
The following information is provide by Eternal Tattoo Ink, Inc, 7987 Lochlin Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, USA
Eternal Ink is made of natural pigments, deionised water and hamamelis water. Eternal Ink is free of animal by-products and is vegan. Eternal Ink is supplied in a medical grade sealed bottle, ensuring its longevity before and after opening. Eternal Ink pigments are regularly evaluated for testing.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are created to provide a product's physical and chemical characteristics. The MSDS purpose is to reveal and organise the data in a useful way for people to better understand the materials. Eternal Inks MSDS provides an unfiltered view of their tattoo ink and addresses important issues which may include: hazardous ingredients, fire, explosion, reactivity, health hazard data, and precautions for safe handling and use.
Eternal Ink Material Safety Data Sheet.
SECTION 1 – CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
PRODUCT NAME: Eternal Ink
MANUFACTURER: Eternal Ink, Inc.
7987 Lochlin Drive
Brighton, MI 48116 USA
SECTION 2 – COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Defined as non-hazardous by OSHA under 29 CFR 1910.1200(d).
SECTION 3 – HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
PHYSICAL STATE: Liquid
OSHA STATUS: While this material is not considered hazardous by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910. 1200), this MSDS contains valuable information critical to the safe handling and proper use of the product. This MSDS should be retained and available for employees and other users of this product.
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: No known significant effects or critical hazards. Avoid prolonged contact with eyes.
POTENTIAL HEALTH AFFECTS: Eyes, Skin, and Ingestion show no know significant effects or critical hazards.
POTENTIAL CHRONIC HEALTH AFFECTS:
Carcinogenic effects: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Mutagenic effects: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Teratogenicity/Reproductive toxicity: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
Over-Exposure effects: None known.
SECTION 4 – FIRST AID MEASURES
EYE CONTACT: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Check for and remove any contact lenses. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.
INGESTION: Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Get medical attention if symptoms occur.
SECTION 5 – FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
FLAMMABILITY OF PRODUCT: In a fire or if heated, a pressure increase will occur and the container may burst.
PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION: Decomposition products may include the following materials: carbon oxides, nitrogen oxides.
EXTINGUISHING: Use an extinguishing agent suitable for the surrounding fire.
SECTION 6 – ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Contain spill immediately. Inert materials such as sawdust may be applied to absorb the spilled material. Remove contained spill to an appropriate waste container for proper disposal. Soap and water may be used as needed.
SECTION 7 – HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Put on appropriate personal protective equipment. Eating, drinking and smoking should be prohibited in areas where this material is handled, stored and processed. Do not ingest and avoid contact with eyes. Keep in the original container or an approved alternative made from a compatible material. Keep tightly closed when not in use.
STORAGE: Store in original container protected from direct sunlight in a dry, cool and well-ventilated area. Keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use. Containers that have been opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage. Do not store in unlabeled containers. Do not let freeze.
SECTION 8 – EXPOSURE CONTROL / PERSONAL PROTECTION
Respiratory protection is generally not required. Eye wash fountains should be available.
SECTION 9 – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
PHYSICAL STATE: Liquid
BOILING / CONDENSATION POINT: 100oC (212oF)
SOLUBILITY: Insoluble in the following materials: cold water and hot water.
SECTION 10 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ACUTE TOXICITY: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
CHRONIC TOXICITY: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
CARCINOGENICITY: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
MUTAGENICITY: No known significant effects or critical hazards.
TERATOGENICITY: No known significant effects or critical hazards.