Body-art lovers need not fret over being eco-friendly. For those who care, there are eco-friendly options available for tattooing.
Look For Tattoo Artists Who Mix Their Own Ink
Tattoo artists who mix their own inks are able to decide what goes into the ink and make sure that what they are using is eco-friendly. Pigments and the substances that the ink is mixed with can be derived from plant based materials such as glycerin. Glycerin can also be obtained from animal fats, so it is vital for artists to ensure the labels on the products they use to make sure it is vegetable based. Black ink can be prepared from the soot of burned animal bones which is eco-friendly, but is not a good option for vegetarians or vegans.
Try Henna Tattoos
Another outstanding option for eco-friendly tattoos are henna tattoos. While henna is not lasting, it is made from a henna plant which makes it an excellent option for those looking for environmentally-friendly options. It is also an excellent option for people with sensitive skin. People who may be allergic to the contaminated substances in conventional tattoo ink may have better results with henna because it is all natural. It is obtained from the henna plant and made into a dark brown or red colored dye.
Eco-friendly Tattoo Removal Process
In recent years, there has been some changes in the tattoo removal process to make it more eco-friendly. In history, tattoo removal required the use of a laser. The laser could cause scarring to the skin. In order to avoid scarring, the skin is cooled down to seventy degrees or cooler using a substance called tetrafluoroethane. Tetrafluoroethane is a extremely toxic greenhouse gas which can have a permanent impact on the environment. The new and improved eco-friendly process involves using a carbon dioxide spray which can cool the skin before turning into a gas, making it much better for the ozone layer.
Eco-friendly Tattoo Aftercare
If you are able to find a tattoo artist to put up your needs, you should always make sure that you take care of your tattoo to protect it. There have been cases that vegan ink may not tattoo as well on the skin, so it is specially important to take tremendous care of your artwork. Many all-natural aftercare products are available. They are made from rose oil, lavender oil, beeswax, lanolin, etc.