434 – Finished
Haven’t done one of these in a while. I missed it. Glad I was able to do this for Desirea. What a sweet girl.
405 – Finished
This was a quick little tattoo. Knocked it out in about 2 hours. I love this kind of stuff. When in doubt put a bird on it!
Ashley told me, a story about how as a little girl her grandma used to tell her she could catch a bird if she could put salt on there tail. So she would run around the back yard for hours with a salt shaker trying to make new friends.
This is exactly what a memorial tattoo should look like. Grandma would be proud.
A lot of people don’t know this, but I’ve been Vegan for almost 20 years now.
I’ve been looking into Vegan alternatives in tattooing and found that many inks are made with animal based glycerine, and some blacks contain shellac and even bone . To my relief, all the ink I currently used turns out to be vegan inks so converting the rest of the way should be a breeze. I’ve switched from green soap (animal glycerin) to Dr. Bronners, and I’m exploring a couple alternatives to A and D ointment typically used as a lubricant during a tattoo. (EDIT) – I found a my A and D alternative.
Tattooing Vegan is actually not that difficult, it just most artists could give a shit. Lets face it you don’t eat a vegan diet why would you think about the gelatin strip on your razors?
I was talking to a girl a month or so ago who planned to travel all the way to Portland in order to get a cruelty free tattoo at Scapegoat tattoo. They do great work but no one should have to travel that far to get something so simple.
Though I don’t preach, this stuff does mater to me so I’m getting consistent. Completely Vegan Tattoos will now be made available from yours truly.
I made the flyer above, to put in health food stores and vegan restaurants so people don’t feel they have to fly over state lines to keep within there ethical boundaries.
Here is the original drawing.
I’ve learned to always make two drawing of my ideas, The second one usually hits the mark better than the first. In the interest of documenting my progress and work flow here was my first drawing.