If you happen to be one of those vegan types and you are interested in getting a tattoo, you might be troubled to know that all regular tattoo ink is made by throwing innocent bunnies and puppies into a blazing furnace. Nah, we’re kidding. But the reality is, most tattoo inks are made from charred and pulverized animal bones. Which makes tattoos even more metal than we originally thought.
More than just animals bones, the shellac in tattoo ink is made out of the shellac beetle. Vegan tattoo parlors are pretty rare, there are only a handful of them in the world today. So if you want to get yourself a vegan tattoo, your might be doing some research and travelling.
They kindly refuse to cause animals any trouble, and they will stab themselves with the torched bones of dead animals to prove it.
Even if you do manage to find a tattoo parlor that uses vegan ink, any soap or ointments you use to clean the fresh tattoo is made out of animal fat. So if you are vegan who wants tattoos, you’re kinda screwed either way.