Vegan and ecological tattoo

Vegan tattooing
I try my best to use only vegan materials and supplies in the tattooing process. The inks, stencil paper, stencil stuff, soaps, ointments, sprays, cleaning supplies etc. are all vegan. 
I can’t be 100% sertain that some parts of my tattooing machine for example are not of animal origin. Some packages for example might use glues that have parts in them of animl origin. 
I try my best to find the vegan alternative for everything. I am always educating myself on the materials I use and their origins.

Ecological tattooing
In my tattooing process I try my best to choose ecological materials and supplies. Unfortunately a lot of trash is creasted in the tattooing process. I can attempt to have a smaller impact on our environment by choosing more ecological options while tattooing. 
I use biodegradable water cups made out of corn starch. I use ecological ECOTAT plastic to protect my crods and tattoo machine. 

To ensure hygienic conditions during the tattooing process it’s best to use disposable materials. Almost all the materials I use in my tattooing process are disposable. I use disposable gloves, stencils, needles, plastic wraps, water cups, ink cups, razors, tapes, grip tape and papers. The tattoo machine, power unit, cords, soap bottles and furniture are reusable. I clean and desinfect these reusable supplies always after and before the tattooing process. During the tattooing process I protect them with plastic. 

I clean all the surfaces before and after tattooing with Desinfektol.
I wash my hands thoroughly with water and soap and use hand desinfectant. I touch the client’s skin only while wearing nitrile gloves. 

Tattooing supplies

Here is a listing of all the supplies and materials I use in my tattooing process. 
If you are allergic to some of these we can substitute them with another product in the tattooing process. 

Stencil paper:
  • ReproFX Spirit Vegan Thermal Transfer Paper

  • Vegan Stencil Stuff

  • Nitrile gloves

Tattoo machine:
  • FK Irons Spektra Xion

Power unit:
  • Critical Power Unit ATOM X

Freehand drawing
  • Sharpie markers
  • Viscot Surgical Marker

  • EZ Needle Cartridges
  • Da Vinci Needle Cartridges
  • Kwadron Needle Cartridges

Sleeves for machine and cords:
  • ECOTAT Clipcord sleeves

  • Eternal Ink
  • Fusion Ink
  • World Famous Ink

  • Desinfektol
  • Distel High Level Medical Surface Disinfectant Eucalyptus

  • Panthera Babool soap

  • INK-EEZE Green Glide
  • Hustle Butter
  • Believa

  • Dahlhausen Single Blade Razors

Dressing the tattoo after tattooing:
  • Suprasorb Film Dressing

Other materials I sometimes use in the tattooing process:
  • Aloe Tattoo Stencil Eraser Spray
  • Aloe Tattoo Red Out Bioactive Calming Foam
  • The SPRIzZ Ink-Away Superfoam
  • Panthera Witch Hazel

If you have anything to ask about the materials and supplies I use in my tattooing process, please send me an email at apilatattoo ︎ gmail.

Apila Tattoo
apilatattoo ︎

Studio Hellä
Luotsikatu 3
00160 Helsinki

Apila Tattoo
apilatattoo ︎

Studio Hellä
Luotsikatu 3
00160 Helsinki