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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 bacteria 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-moisturizing 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 vitamins and several herbs provide an occlusive humectant barrier which aids in healing. It won’t clog pores and enhances the color of new and old tattoos alike. Tattoo Goo is also good for all kinds of 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

 

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

 

 

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish.

Anodizing is accomplished by immersing the metal into an acid electrolyte bath and passing an electric current through the medium.

AMS 2488 Type III anodizing of metal generates an array of different colours without dyes. The colour formed is dependent on the thickness of the oxide (which is determined by the anodizing voltage); it is caused by the interference of light reflecting off the oxide surface with light travelling throught it and reflecting off the underlying metal surface.

 

 

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 swelling 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 3 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
  • Black
  • White

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Black is coated using a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process and used on various metals.

The jewelry is coated in a heated chamber under high vacuum. The 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.

 

 

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 of 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 JEWELRY GUIDELINES

First, brass jewelry isn'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) causes 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.

 

 

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 must 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Cultured Freshwater Pearls get their name from being cultured in freshwater lake or pond farms, with China and the United States are the main sources.

Nucleation is the surgical procedure to implant a foreign object into the oyster to activate the secretion process. This cultivation period takes years to produce pearls. Generally, 2-7 years in freshwater, depending on the host’s natural habitat. The longer the process of cultivation, the bigger the pearl size expected.

A slight variation of colour and shape it’s a sign of their individuality and naturally occurring. Their unique shapes and wide range of colors combined with their attractive prices and charming character, have made them a favorite among jewelry designers, shoppers and pearl connoisseurs alike.

 

How to Care for Cultured Freshwater Pearls

    Wear them often. Pearls love moist environments so wearing them frequently keeps them from drying out.
  • After every wear, wipe any build up oil or other substances on pearls with a nonabrasive cloth.
  • If your pearl is visibly stained, wipe it with a soft cloth dipped in a mixture of lukewarm water and mild soap. Do not submerge pearl in water as the collateral material attached to the pearl may not do well with the liquid solution.
  • Dry pearl thoroughly before storing in flat, fabric-lined case to avoid scratching the soft pearl surface.
  • Never clean pearls with steam or ultrasonic jewelry cleaner as it will likely damage the surface nacre of the pearl.

 

 

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.

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E.O. has high sterility assurance level and penetrates very well. Piercing jewelry sterilized with E.O. will stay sterile for at least 5 years when kept away from light. We clean and QC every item before the process. Items are packaged unassembled as it assures the sterilization of the thread. This meets all necessary standards in Canada and Europe.

 

 

A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli and opal) and occasionally organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone.

 

 

Gold is considered as one of the most precious metals in the world and is appropriate for initial piercings if it is 14k or 18k. Gold higher than 18k is too soft for body jewelry because it can easily be scratched.

Wherever there is enough surface space, we mark all our Real Gold items with either 750 (for 18 karat) or 585 (for 14 karat).

Additionally, we also mark our Swiss Responsibility Mark («Verantwortlichkeitsmarke») which guaranties the gold content of our products.

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Please note that gold may tarnish and/or deform in the autoclave, and this will void any warranty on product.

 

 

24K real Gold is coated using a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process and used on various metals.

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 (24k real Gold) into tiny substances which are deposited on the jewelry. The result is a hardened layer, which is biocompatible. It can be autoclaved.

 

 

Gun Metal is coated using a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process and used on various metals.

The jewelry is coated in a heated chamber under high vacuum. The 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.

 

 

Lab Created Diamonds are 100% diamonds. The only difference is that the origin is a laboratory and not the earth. Lab Created Diamonds are identical to mined diamonds possessing the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance, and fire – just as a greenhouse-grown orchid is identical to the one found in nature.

Created Diamonds are less expensive compared to mined Diamonds. They are a responsible and environmental choice which is another great selling point.

Carat

The weight or size of a diamond is measured in carats (ct.).

One carat weight 1/5 of a gram and is divided into 100 points, so a diamond weighing 1.07 ct. is referred to as «one carat and seven points.»

For more information, visit www.igi.org

 

 

Lab Created Opal (GIA: Polymer Impregnated synthetic opal) is impregnated in the 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 Lab Created Opal is a beautiful opal with a perfect color dynamicity - revealed the beauty of Precious Opal.

Opal material from the KYOCERA Corporation in Japan is composed of at least 80% Silica and is exhibiting beautiful and vivid opal colors.

The material we use is assured with official Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

This material should not be mistaken with Opal-like plastics sold as imitation or fake Opals. Those materials contain mostly 80% Resin and only 20% Silica. Therefore, they do not qualify as «Lab Created Opal».

Click here for all our designs with Lab Created Opals

 

 

Cobalt Chromium Alloys possess high corrosion resistance and amazing strength. It is very hard to break, bend, deform or even scratch. At the same time, it has appealing white color and shine that resembles precious metals like white gold or platinum. It is widely used in the dental industry and for medical implants like knee and hip joints. The alloy we use is Nickel Free with a smooth and shiny surface. The price is higher than Surgical Steel but lower than Titanium.

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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.

 

 

WHAT IS PREMIUM CRYSTAL?

Premium 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 PREMIUM 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 Premium 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.”

 

 

The European Regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) aims to ensure that the risks resulting from the use of substances that may have serious and often irreversible effects on human health are controlled and that the substances are replaced where possible.

We ensure to our customers that our products comply with legal requirements and quality expectations. The certificate of compliance contains all product groups from our assortment being compliant with the REACH regulation 1907/2006/EC.

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Real Rose Gold Alloy is coated using a PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) process and used on various metals.

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 (Real 14-22K Rose Gold alloy) into tiny substances which are deposited on the jewelry. The result is a hardened layer, which is biocompatible. It can be autoclaved.

 

 

Simulated pearls are not natural. They are made by Swarovski with a crystal core. Their harmonious and lustrous shimmer is achieved using a unique coating technology developed by Swarovski. This production method combines the quality of a perfect crystal core with the beauty of a pearl coating. This technology gives the pearl a mysterious glow, which appears to be radiating from within the pearl itself.

 

 

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

However, it should never be used for new piercings, as it oxidizes easily when in contact with body fluids, nor for piercing mucous membranes (mouth, nasal cavity, septum, genitals), as long-term exposure could cause poisoning.

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

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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 info. 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 steel is magnetic then it is 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.

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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.

 

 

Zircon gold PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) coating is and used on various metals.

The jewelry is coated in a heated chamber under high vacuum. The 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.

 

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 body mod preparations to multi-layered tattooing 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 standards 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 to earn the name Envy. Artists expect the best from Envy Needles - A responsibility 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 weave 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 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 weave, 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 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 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.