(US/az) Vegan choices extend to tattoo parlors
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For vegans, sticking to an animal-free lifestyle is more than just
watching what they eat. The most dedicated vegans are also cautious
about what’s in the products they use, including the ingredients of
their tattoo ink.
Because vegans strictly avoid anything created from animals, tattoo
ink with any animal product in it would be going against vegan
Jason Wynn, a UA graduate and employee of Scapegoat Tattoo, an
all-vegan tattoo parlor in Portland, Ore., said most tattoo ink is
considered vegan, but there are certain colors that are by-products of
“Black is a tough color because it is often derived either from burnt
bones or from the resin of shellac bugs,” Wynn said.
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