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Aftercare Info

Tattoo Goo

 

Tattoo Goo’s deep cleansing soap is formulated to provide a broad spectrum germicidal kill while being gentle to the skin. The soap’s specially formulated cleansing agent PCMX-L cleans at a deeper level to prevent bacterial growth and infection by removing more dirt and dead skin cells. This ingredient is non-toxic to human skin but highly efficient at disrupting pathogenic microbes at a cellular level. Once the cell wall is disrupted the bacterial cannot recombine or multiply and they die. New healthy emerging layers of skin are exposed an important step in tattoo healing and piercing aftercare.

When choosing soap you want to pick one that is not harsh to the skin. Harsh soaps can dry out the skin causing "special safe harbors" for bacteria and viruses to hide in making it very difficult to get a good kill on the skin.

 

 

Tattoo Goo Renew uses quality pumice grade Olive Oil to help manage the skin healing process. The exclusive ultra-rich water based formula absorbs quickly and will not clog pores. The satin rich texture and light viscosity of the olive oil has a smooth silky feel not greasy as some lotions. This is important as the olive oil penetrates the skin to start effectively re-moisturize dry skin which is important in the healing process. Extra emollients help draw moisture from the air enhancing the humectant process. Vitamins A, D and E help the body repair skin cells, keep skin soft, taut and youthful. This skin repair and moisturizing formula is great for older tattoos helping to bring back the color once thought lost. Tattoo Goo Renew is packaged in a new clog free power pump application system that assures that every ounce comes out evenly. Using no harmful propellants the applicator is safe for the environment.

 

 

The Original Tattoo Goo® in ointment form is the Natural Choice for healing your tattoo. Based with eight different natural ingredients, the "Original" is 97.5% natural. The rich premium Olive Oil, Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil formula, along with vitamin–e and several herbs provide an occlusive humectant barrier which aids in healing. It won’t clog pores and enhances color of new and old tattoos a like. Tattoo Goo is also good for all kinds’ minor skin irritations such as scrapes, bruises, windburn and sunburn to name a few.

Please read all label directions carefully. Consult with your artist before use. Review ingredients for allergies. Discontinue use if any reactions occur.

 

 

New improved formula combines the latest technology the with world's most recommended ingredients including panthenol. Tattoo Goo® Lotion uses the same quality pumice grade OLIVE OIL and antioxidant rich vitamin E as our Tattoo Goo Original Salve, to help speed up the skin healing process. The triglycerides and wax esters in olive oil are nature’s ultimate moisturizers. Our exclusive non-greasy water based formula absorbs quickly, penetrating the skin to effectively re-moisturize. Extra emollients help draw moisture from the air, enhancing the humectant process. This skin repair and moisturizing formula revitalizes colour - great care for older tattoos as well as new!

 

Body Jewelry Info

 

SS316L is a surgical implant grade, which is the most used material for Body Jewelry. The two most common standards that apply to body jewelry made of steel are ASTM F138 and ISO 5832-1 which describe the qualities of steel for surgical implants. The element in stainless steel that causes allergic reactions in some people is nickel. Polishing the jewelry to a mirror like luster results in a protective layer of chromium oxide, which reduces the release of the Nickel content into the tissue. Surgical Steel can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Check certificate and nickel release certificate for more infos. You can also check the latest European directive regarding the use of nickel for body Jewelry.

• Magnetism in surgical steel 316l

We had some returning questions regarding magnetism in Surgical Steel 316L. Some people still believe that if the piercings are magnetic then they are not surgical steel. We would like to emphasize here one more time that this is not true. Stainless Steel 316L is a low-carbon form of 316 steel. Although it is non-magnetic when produced, it may become magnetic when worked.

 

 

Black, gold, rose gold or zircon gold PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating is applied onto SS316L body jewelry. The jewelry is coated in a heated chamber under high vacuum. Electric voltage applied will form a plasma in the chamber and the introduction of various gases produces an ion bombardment. This bombardment atomizes the cathode material into tiny substances, which are deposited on the jewelry. The result is a hardened layer, which is biocompatible. It can be autoclaved.

 

 

Titanium is ideal for both initial body piercings and healed piercings as it is compliant with the EU Nickel Directive introduced in Europe in 2001. Because of its virtually 'Nickel Free' content Titanium has become one of the preferred materials used in piercing jewelry within the borders of the European Union.

Grade Ti6AL-4V, ASTM F136 is the specification for the alloy to be used for surgical implants. It is available in Highly Polished or Anodised Colours. Titanium is only half the weight of steel and twice as strong. Titanium can be sterilized in an autoclave.

Check certificate and nickel release certificate for more info.

 

 

Brass is used for its bright gold-like appearance and is popular in piercings for its tribal look. Brass Piercings are used by nature tribes all around the world. We use a brass alloy from copper, zinc, and silver which is free of any toxic elements such as nickel, lead, and cadmium. We do not recommend brass for initial piercings and they may cause irritation for some people.

BRASS GUIDELINES

First of all, brass jewelry aren't giving the same allure as if they are gold, silver or rose gold plated. What we look for in a brass jewel it's that special brown vintage look of tribal jewelry. Yes, it does leave a green stain where jewelry was worn, but that stain is usually a result of a metal in the jewelry reacting with your skin — or something on your skin, such as hand lotion. When the acids on your sweaty skin (or in your lotion) cause the copper in the jewelry to corrode, the process creates copper salts. These blue-green compounds can leave a mark on your skin in that iconic shade we call "Statue of Liberty Teal." Other metals can produce similar effects: The silver present in sterling silver, and used as an alloy in a fair amount of gold jewelry, can oxidize when it comes in contact with skin. This causes tarnishing and can leave you with a dark-green or black stain. Although these marks are often associated with cheaper jewelry, they can happen with the pricey stuff, too. Stainless steel and white gold are usually immune. The good news is that even the toughest tarnished brass piece, we can simply clean it by leaving it for up to 30 minutes (if very tarnished) in just Ketchup and water. It will all come as new. Taking your jewelry off before washing with soap will also reduce the chances of going green.

 

 

Bioplast ™ is a trademarked medical grade plastic. It was created in 1998 in Austria and is still produced in Tyrol. It was formerly sold under the name of PMFK until in 2003 the name Bioplast ™ was trademarked. Bioplast ™ is Biocompatible, flexible and can be cut to any length and threaded by any metal ball closure.

Bioplast ™ adjusts to the body temperature and not to the outside air temperature, like metals. Therefore, people getting pierced with Bioplast ™, have less swellings and infections. The healing process with Bioplast ™ is faster than with any other materials. No allergic reactions (no nickel).

Bioplast ™ can be sterilized by autoclave. It also has a competitive price and comes in 8 fancy colors, can be combined with SS316L or Titanium. Bioplast ™ is not visible in X-Rays if used on its own without metal attachments. Bioplast ™ is the best material for initial piercing.

It is available in the following colors:

  • Transparent
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Silver
  • Glow in the dark
  • UV-green
  • UV-pink
  • Thermo purple (change color to pink when you drink something hot)
  • White
  • Red

Check certificate for more info.

 

 

Organic body jewelry is made from various natural materials like water buffalo horn, water buffalo bone and different kinds of wood. Organic materials were used historically by many cultures. Natural materials are not suitable for unhealed piercings or for wear while stretching existing ones. They are sensitive to changes in heat and humidity. Thus autoclaving, use in saunas or hot display cases (light) is not recommended. Natural materials can absorb oils and sweat from the skin and therefore reduce odors.

 

 

Acrylic comes in many shapes and colors. It cannot be sterilized in autoclave and may crack, if soaked in disinfectant chemicals like alcohol or similar. It’s not suitable for initial piercing. The biggest advantage is it’s cheap price.

 

 

Silver do not need much explaination. We use 92.5 Sterling silver. Most of our items are rhodium plated, which protects the silver from tarnish and makes it shinier.

For our Swiss customers: The CE Logo we stamp on our jewelry is now registered as a Swiss RESPONSIBILITY MARK (No. 10545).

Check certificate for more info.

 

 

Cubic Zirconia is currently the most popular substitute to a diamond because to the untrained eye they look identical. Cubic Zirconia or CZ as it is referred to is made from zirconium dioxide a different material than diamonds, which although a different chemical composition comes closer than any other gem to matching the characteristics of a diamond. Natural CZ was first discovered in 1899 but it wasn’t until the late 70’s that man-made CZ first came into production for use in jewelry. CZ on first impression looks just like a diamond but under close inspection there are differences, it has a gravity of between 5.6 and 6.0 which means it’s 1.6 times the weight of a diamond. It has a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale, a refraction index of 2.176 and a dispersive power of 0.060, which means that it’s not as hard as a diamond; it’s slightly less sparkly but displays more prismatic fire which means more colour sparkles within the gem. Another point to note is that natural diamonds display impurities which CZ doesn’t. It’s also clear in colour which most diamonds aren’t, but they can be coloured by adding metal oxides in the production process. Unlike diamonds, CZ are good thermal insulators which mean they become warm but can’t withstand the same kind of heat a diamond can, which is one test that is used to distinguish diamonds from CZ. Caring for CZ is important because they are more brittle than diamonds and susceptible to wear and tear such as chipping and scratches over time.

 

 

WHAT IS SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL?

Swarovski crystals are man-made gems manufactured in Austria. In 1892, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine for making precision-cut, beautiful, high-quality lead glass crystals using quartz, sand, and minerals. The exact proportions of these raw materials have remained a company secret. This specialized manufacturing process ensures the highest possible degree of precision which produces brilliant crystals. For five generations, the Swarovski family has continued the tradition of making the most recognized crystals in the world out of their factory in Wattens, Austria.

 

WHY ARE SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN GLASS?

The method of production and processing of raw resources are important factors in the quality of finished crystals. Swarovski uses only the finest materials to fashion faceted lead glass that is known around the world for its brilliance and value. Superior production, materials, cutting, and polishing are what set Swarovski crystals apart from other glass works. According to Swarovski, “Cutting hard materials such as crystal and gems, in such a way that they have a hundred identical facets in several directions, is a very complicated task; each direction of the reflected light must first be calculated by computer, then this has to be simulated in 3D, optimized and finally converted into control programs for complex machinery.”

 

 

Synthetic opal (GIA: Polymer Impregnated synthetic opal) is impregnated in a laboratory in around a year and has similar properties as that of natural opal. The main difference with natural opal is that the naturally occurring process has been sped up in the laboratory. Our synthetic opal is a beautiful opal with perfect color dynamicity - revealed the beauty of Precious Opal.

 

 

Enamel resin, also called “episodic resin”, has various outstanding properties: It is smooth, hard, chemically resistant, durable, scratch resistant, long-lasting color, easy-to-clean, and cannot burn.

When it hardens, it creates a smooth, durable coating on metals. Enamel is not paint, so it does not fade with UV light.

Check certificate for more info.

 

 

Since December 2011 there is a new CADMIUM restriction law in the European Union. It states that the CADMIUM in metal parts of jewelry and imitation jewelry articles has to be not more than 0.01%. Our Jewelry passed the tests.

Check certificate for more info. You can also check the latest European directive regarding the use of Cadmium in Jewelry.

 

Piercing Info

 

Eo-sterilized disposable piercing marker comes in a sealed package containing a sterile pen and ruler— the perfect set for your medical-standard hygienic working environment. It’s easy to remove from the skin with water. Dye ink manufactured from experts. Precise work results for your advanced individual purposes, from complex bodymod preparations to multi-layered tattoo drawings

 

 

SNAPTILE® first universal DISPOSABLE PIERCING FORCEPS with certified EO-sterilisation is the ideal tool for all professional piercers. SNAPTILE® is fast and easy to use for all kinds of piercings. The perfectly safe tool ready to go — suitable especially for working on the road (e.g. at conventions)! In the range of clinical instruments, disposable tools guarantee maximum security of sterility.

 

Tattoo Info

TATSoul

For nearly a decade, TATSoul have been dedicated to producing superior needles for professional artists. Each individual needle is examined to ensure ideal tip sharpness, grouping diameter and alignment. The solder is lead free and specifically inspected to ensure an even and consistent distribution. The standrards are so demanding that more than half of the needles that are manufactured don’t make the cut. Those that do must also pass through artist-testing in order to earn the name Envy. Artists expect the best from Envy Needles - A responsability that is taken very seriously.

 

Envy standard needle line includes liners, extra tight liners, round shaders, magnums and curved magnums – all standard #12. Featuring a long taper which allows for moderate saturation, these needles are ideal for color blending as well as black and grey work.

Standard Liners and Standard Extra Tight Liners
Standard liner needles are tight, while extra tights feature an even tighter grouping, longer taper and slightly shorter tip-to-solder length.

Standard Round Shaders
Standard round shaders feature a loser grouping and are most commonly used for shading and color blending.

Standard Magnum
Standard super magnum needles (15m and up) feature a patent pending acute angle cut into the back of the needle grouping which allows for a more fluid ink flow. All magnum needles are weaved which allows for more even and consistent needle-to-skin contact.

Standard Curved Magnum Standard curved magnum needles have a subtle curve which allows for all of the needles in a grouping to contact the skin.

 

 

Envy textured needles include liners, round shaders, magnums and curved magnums – all standard #12 with a long taper. Textured needles contain microscopic grooves which allow the needles to hold more ink, leading to greater saturation. Envy textured needles are ideal for color packing and commonly used in traditional and Japanese / Irezumi styles.

Textured Liners
Textured liners are tight liners.

Textured Shaders
Textured round shaders feature a looser grouping.

Textured Magnum
Textured magnum needles are weaved which allows for more even and consistent needle-to-skin contact.

Textured Curved Magnum
Textured curved magnums have a tight grouping and a subtle curve which allows for all of the needles in a grouping to contact the skin.

 

 

Envy traditional needles include liners and magnums. Traditional magnums are available in either standard traditional or whipped traditional – both of which are #12. Traditional liners are designed to create a bolder line with a looser grouping. They feature a long taper and traditional shaders/mags utilize a bullet tip (short taper). These needles are ideal for color packing and are commonly used in traditional, neo traditional and Japanese styles.

Liners
Envy traditional liners feature a looser grouping and a long taper, ideal for creating bold lines.

Magnum
Standard traditional magnums are grouped tightly, weaved and feature a short taper.

Curved Magnum
Curved traditional magnums have a tight grouping and a subtle curve, which allows for all of the needles in a grouping to contact the skin.

Whipped Magnum
Whipped traditional magnums are weaved with a short taper. They are textured for maximum ink flow and polished at the tip for whip shading.

Curved Whipped Magnum
Curved whipped traditional magnums are weaved with a short taper. They are textured for maximum ink flow and polished at the tip for whip shading. They also include a subtle curve which allows for all the needles in a grouping to contact the skin.

 

 

Envy bugpin needles include liners, magnums and curved magnums – all of which are #9 (an industry first). These smaller gauged, tighter grouped needles are ideal for portrait work, black and grey and soft blending.

Liners
Bugpin liners feature needles with a smaller diameter, which results in an even tighter configuration. Bugpin liners are made with a slightly longer taper than standard liners.

Magnum
Bugpin magnums feature a smaller needle diameter, tight grouping and a slightly shorter taper. They are also weaved for optimal needle-to-skin contact.

Curved Magnum
Bugpin curved magnums have a tight grouping and a subtle curve, which allows for all of the needles in a grouping to contact the skin.

 

 

TATSoul envy apex liners retain the same great qualities expected of the rest of our envy liners, but are specially designed with a unique hollow center which allows for optimum ink flow. This design allows apex liners to generate crisp lines and minimize skin damage.

LINERS
Apex liners feature a unique hollow center, in addition to a longer taper and a longer tip-to-solder length.