Vegan tattoos for all! »
Reader Tim Donnelly just wrote a piece for The Atlantic on the vegan politics of tattoos:
Getting a tattoo can be about as vegan as having a rib-eye sewn to your arm. The ink and processes at your average shop contain a veritable buffet of animal detritus: charred bones of dead animals in the ink, fat from once-living things in the glycerin that serves as a carrying agent, enzymes taken from caged sheep that go into making the care products.
He goes on to say that finding a vegan tattoo artist can be tricky, but in NYC, Brooklyn’s vegan-owned Gristle Tattoo can save the day! They have a strictly vegan tattoo artist, Ashley Thomas. I’ve been meaning to get a tattoo ever since the Meatless Monday Unicorn got one. Looks like I know where to go! I can’t decide what to get though. I’m actually allergic to decisions.
[Pic at the top sent to us by reader Alaetra G. of her friend David’s dope tattoo]