“vegan is a philosophy of life, an unconditional condition of existence”
Being a vegan is the peaceful liberation against the violence and the respect of the sanctity of life against death.
Being vegan for vegans means much more than not eating meat and animal derivatives or not using products that are related to their exploitation.
For many, being a vegan is a philosophy of life, an unconditional condition of existence that can be summed up in “INFLICTING VIOLENCE TO ANOTHER LIVING BEING IS THE STRONGEST OF THE VIOLENCE THAT WE CAN INFLICT ON OURSELVES.”
IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE YOU WILL GET A COMPLETELY VEGAN TATTOO AFTERCARE, you should consult your tattoo artist whether he use vegan products!
Although apparently it seems that the world of the tattoo and the exploitation of animals do not have much in common, many of the products used during the tattooing and tattoo aftercare are not vegans. Some examples:
– in the inks, the glycerin used as a stabilizer may be of animal origin even though nowadays there is an increasing number of inks that include vegetable glycerin;
– products for tattoo aftercare may contain animal fats such as lanolin and beeswax;
– the black ink often contains Shellac, a by-product which comes from the secretion of some types of beetles, and coal of bones useful for obtaining a very dark pigment;
– the green ink contains “Indigotin 1“, a pigment extracted from a particular type of snail.
Getting a tattoo completely vegan is a growing phenomenon. Therefore, as more and more people want to get a “normal” tattoo, even among vegans those who want a tattoo are increasing.
Moreover, not rarely vegans want a vegan tattoo not only in the realization but also in the design and the get images of animals, the word “vegan” or symbols of belonging to veganism, as the number 269.
269 is the identifier of a calf of an intensive Israeli farming, where activists had broken into to make a reportage, which became a symbol of a global vegan movement that is capable of inspiring hundreds of people to get, as a sign of solidarity and commitment, the number 269 tattooed on their bodies.
The idea has spread virally, in many cities as Melbournem, Frankfurt, Lima and Washington DC events were held together under the motto “We All Are 269“.
The following statement can be read on the website dedicated to the vegan movement 269: “This anonymous male calf will be forever immortalized on our bodies, and hopefully this message of solidarity will somehow bring a new way of looking at non-human animals.”
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some easy tips to follow to get the correct VEGAN tattoo aftercare
The just tattooed skin should be considered as a wounded skin: weak, which is not able to perform its usual functions as a defensive barrier against external agents such as dirt. For this reason, the tattoo artist, immediately after the execution of the tattoo, applies the tattoo aftercare products and completely covers the tattooed skin with cling film, which serves as a first shield for the skin, against any “contamination” by harmful bacteria in the first hours after the tattooing.
The cling film is to be considered only a temporary solution. It should be removed after only 2 or 3 hours from the tattoing. In fact, the wounded tattooed skin, in order to start the healing process properly, needs oxygen: the availability of fresh air is one of the key factors that will allow you to get a rapid and painless healing, without infections.
Besides the effect stuffy, the cling film behaves like a greenhouse, raising the temperature in the zone in contact with the tattooed skin. The cling film makes the skin easily exuding the residues such as blood, body fluids and ink, without absorb them, thereby creating the ideal environment favorable to the onset of pathogenic bacteria. Remember that the best care for your tattoo is air.
Keep the film only for the first 3 days, changing at least 2 times a day, this will prevent the tattooed skin from sticking to clothing and the sheets, but remove the film as soon as you are at home, and you have the possibility to leave the tattooed skin uncovered from clothes, to let the skin breathe.
After the first hours after tattooing and during the first days, it is essential to maintain a proper cleaning of the tattooed skin.
During the first 3 days, as soon as you take of the cling film, gently wash the tattoo with anti-bacterial soap, possibly using a natural soap and water never too hot, this will serve to remove from the skin the various residues.
In general, wash the tattoo every time you feel the need but do not expose it to long showers or baths. You can take a shower as usual but avoiding to scratch the tattoo with abrasive sponges use harsh soaps or very hot water.
Dry the tattooed skin by patting gently the wound, always use a clean towel, different from the towel used for the rest of the body. Make sure that the tattoo takes air for 10/15 minutes before applying the cream healing, it will serve to prevent the cream trap excessive moisture under the skin that could be detrimental to the formation of the scab.
Especially during the first days, the wounded skin needs help to create the perfect protection against possible infections: TAMANU – AfterCare is the ideal protective cream for this purpose, thanks to the antimicrobial, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidants properties.
You must repeat the cycle washing-drying and cream application for 4/5 times a day for the first 3/5 days. Then, it is enough the simply normal cleaning of the body, but it is necessary to continue applying the cream until the tattoo is healed, the whole tattoo aftercare process can take several weeks.
The tattoo wound provokes the immediate reaction of the immune system: the formation of new skin cells. The whole process, called cicatrization, begins with the formation of scabs and ends with the spontaneously fall of them. The scab is a natural shield that protects the wounded skin from infection, between the scab and the tattoo ink the new healthy skin is built.
It’s important not to interrupt the cicatrization by removing the scabs, to avoid the formation unaesthetic scars on the tattoo.
During the whole process the skin tends to become dry and cracked, it can form micro-lesions and breaks that slow the cicatrization, causing redness and itching, with annoying loss of blood and ink. Therefore, It’s necessary to intervene with a product that aids the skin, both in the regeneration of new tissue and in keeping the skin moisturized and elastic, avoiding micro-cracks and skin redness.
TAMANU-AfterCare stimulates the immune system to regenerate the skin and it has soothing, emollient, moisturizing and anti-redness properties.
Especially the first days, depending on the location of the tattoo, the tattooed skin tends to swell because of the inflammation caused by the wound. The swelling causes a higher sensitivity of the skin with increasing pain, sense of discomfort and itching.
TAMANU-AfterCare, thanks to anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-itching, refreshing properties is effective to decrease swelling and pain and provide a sense of relief to the skin.
The correct amount of cream is subjective, depends on the skin type (how much it absorbs), the pigmentation and the type of tattoo. Generally it is preferable to apply small quantities of cream frequently, 4/5 times a day, avoiding to leave the skin moist and sticky. You will get a quick care if you would use TAMANU – AfterCare with the aim of avoiding that the tattoo becomes dry, rather than to keep it moist.
For a correct use of the cream, apply a thin layer on the tattooed skin and gently massage in a circular manner, so that the product is well absorbed. Wipe the excess cream with a cloth: it is important not to use too much cream in order to avoid suffocating the skin that always has the need to “breathe”.
Listen to the directions of the tattoo artist and ask him for any problem.
Do not be impatient, the healing process is delicate and needs a lot of attention.
To wash the tattoo rinse the surface with your hands, the direct use of a jet of water during the first wounded skin.
Avoid swimming in the sea for the first three weeks, even the sunlight is harmful and can cause damage to the color pigments of the tattoo. Use a cream with a high sun protection.
The tattoo must be protected all day and should be maintained with a suitable product: MONOI dayle use!
If the responsibility of the design is completely in the hands of the tattoo artist, the good result of new tattoo depends very much on how the tattooed skin is helped in the healing process.
The healing process of the tattoo is basically a cicatrization process that should be uniform and complete, without infections or further complications that can cause permanent damage to tattoo and skin.
The healing period is about twenty days but it may vary depending on the size and location of the tattoo, the technique of tattoing, the type of skin and the attention demonstrated in its cure.