Finding somewhere that does vegan tattoos can be a difficult, its getting better now as a lot of studios stock vegan equipment and a lot of their staff are vegan too
So whats the problem? What makes tattoos not vegan? Some of the inks can have non vegan products in such as gelatin, the transfer paper can be made from lanolin, the razors used to shave skin might not be vegan, the after products are often not vegan too.
The best option about finding out if a tattoo parlour does vegan tattoos is to contact them yourself, however we’ll be putting together a list of places that do here:
Lots of tattoo studios recommend using bepanthen which isn’t vegan, however there are lots of vegan options available, these will often be available from studios but if not can be bought online before your tattoo is done
Rebecca from Lush Vegan Food based near Fareham in Hampshire has just added a shop her business facebook page. Currently they are collect only (fresh or frozen) but she will look into postage options soon. Muffins, torte and banana bread are amongst the offerings so far, with the range sure to expand soon.
She has lived in good ole Stubbington all her life, and last month she quit her 14 and a half year job to do something she loves and hopefully will be successful in. There is a beach nearby, so why not make a day of it at the beach and collect some sweet treats to take home.
“I hope my cakes are not just for vegans but for anyone dairy free, wanting to eat more plant based products or just people who love cake! I am not your average typical vegan ha and have the love handles and sweet tooth to prove it! I would appreciate all your support, and spreading the word around for me. I am literally bricking it ha as never run my own business before, but did a lot of research, am approved by environmental health and running my little venture from my trusty kitchen. The support people means everything to me.”
Rebecca hopes to branch out to extend her range with frozen meals too!
and I have slowly been trying them out. Some for a day or two, some for a week or two. They last well and are actually quite hard to get off. They take a bit of a scrub to get off. But that’s what you want really so they don’t rub off easily when worn. If clothing is worn over any with a clear area such as the rabbit, the colour can be picked up. I have been very pleased with them and can highly recommend them. Especially if your like me and like a change and wouldn’t find it easy to just pick one tattoo.
This is how you put them on. Cut close to picture, peel off top clear sheet, place where you want it and wet it. Slide off, dry and that’s it. To remove use soap and water and rub with a washcloth or similar for friction. The area will be a bit pink, but will soon recover ready for your next one.
Things I care about also sells these fabulous badges. I also got sent some of these and they are nice and large and good quality. Here is the ones they sell.
and they also sell fridge magnets and iron on patches and are expanding the products they sell all the time.
YumEarth are the number 1 organic candy brand in the US and husband and wife team Mark and Verity have brought them to the UK under their “Better Little Treats” umbrella.
The range was introduced to the UK late 2015 and you may have already seen Mark and Verity at various Vegan and food festivals across the UK as they are keen to get us to sample the lollipops and sweets for ourselves
YumEarth sweets are:
Free from artificial colours and flavours, and most are Organic
Palm Oil Free
Free from the 14 allergens, including wheat, nuts, soya
Free from refined sugar
And taste absolutely gorgeous!
The range available in the UK currently includes, Original Pops, Sour Pops, Anti Oxi Fruits, Wild Peppermint. The Pops are available as single lollies (look out for the counter unit) and in bags of 14 and 40. They also have a gift tin stuffed full of lollies too.
Later in the year they hope to have jelly sweets (using pectin) on sale and (shhhhhhh- top secret) jelly beans. You can buy online at www.betterlittletreats.co.uk or more and more local independent health food stores are now stocking the range. If you are inLondon, all of the Whole Foods Markets stock the range too. Keep up to date on stockist details via their website.
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