Tattoo Ink comes in all shapes and sizes, and with cheaper versions coming from China, it’s important as an artist to make sure you’re not buying something that could harm the client.
While there is no one, single type of tattoo ink, there are certain types that are acknowledged by the industry as being trustworthy, dependable and quality.
Eternal Ink is one of those products.
What is tattoo ink made of?
Unfortunately we can never be 100% sure what’s in tattoo ink, unless it’s a reputable company who are open about their product.
In New Zealand, tattoo ink falls under the “Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996”, which doesn’t really say much. As long as the ink doesn’t immediately poison you, it can contain whatever.
A lot of ink comes from America, but astonishingly, the FDA doesn’t regulate tattoo ink. In fact, the FDA in America doesn’t even make ink makers reveal what’s in their ink.
It doesn’t help that each colour is also made up of different ingredients. Tattoo inks may be made from titanium dioxide, lead, chromium, nickel, iron oxides, ash, carbon black, and other elements. Some of the pigments are industrial grade and are even used as automobile paint.
The rise of counterfeit tattoo ink has increased worldwide in recent years, making authentic, well-known and trusted ink even more important.
Why professional use Eternal Ink
Tattoo Station are an official distributor of the world-famous Eternal Ink.
Made from organic pigments, deionized water and hamamelis water, this bright coloured ink is free of animal by-products and is vegan.
Supplied in a medical grade sealed bottle, ensuring its longevity before and after opening, the ink pigments are regularly evaluated for testing and comply with all health and safety regulations.
Eternal Ink is not tested on animals, so there’s no guilty conscious tagging along with every purchase.
Eternal Ink’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) can be found by clicking here.