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Hey guys,<br><br>
I've been wanting to have a small tattoo for a long time and now that I'm vegetarian and that animal rights are so important to me, I was thinking of maybe having a tattoo of the animal liberation movement logo:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRU1hClz-nQrR_Oae1792biNwh2mD26j8jT3P8tQIwuLFyVu6hG" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
or maybe a radish or asparagus.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
It's just that this cause defines me now, it's part of who I am so I thought why not a tattoo? And I was thinking having it behind my ear but maybe it's gonna be too small.. ideas?<br><br>
What do you guys think? Do you have tattoos about your vegetarianism?
 

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I have the word ahimsa written in sanskrit on my bicep. I got it when I became vegan.
 

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I have, "know respect" and "no abuse" tattooed on my forearms. In two months I'm going to get two koi fish tattooed on both sides of my abdomen. It's going to hurt... a lot. I am also getting "human" tattooed on my stomach. Not really "veggie" tattoos I guess, but they describe my philosophy which is responsible for my being a Veg*n.
 

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@The Fall. What will the 'Human" on your stomach signify?
 

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I'm going to get one as soon as I decide upon the placement.
 

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most tattoo inks aren't veg*n, I read somewhere....just to warn anyone thinking of this.
 

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When I'm 18, I want a tattoo of 2 pieces of celery that spell out a V <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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There are a bunch of (common) vegan tattoo inks. I got a tattoo on Saturday and the guy used Waverly which (according to <a href="http://www.mookychick.co.uk/body/vegetarian/vegan-tattoos.php" target="_blank">this page</a> are all vegan). In Europe now inks have to have the ingredients on, too. So that helps :)<br><br>
I've only got two tattoos (I think the first one probbaly wasn't vegan - I had no idea at the time that the ink might not be vegan), but I'd be wary of getting that logo behind yoru ear, if it comes out too small it'll just look like weird blobs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/"><br><br>
Ask around to find out good tattoo places in your area, ask the staff for advice. If they can't be bothered to give advice then they're not worth giving our money to or getting inked by anyway.<br><br>
I went to <a href="http://www.richpearson.net/rp/x/contact.htm" target="_blank">Gung Ho!</a> in Moseley, Birmingham. They were super friendly and helpful, and the tattoo came out just about as perfect as I could have hoped.<br><br>
Also. <a href="http://www.vegantattoos.com/" target="_blank">vegan tattoos</a>.
 

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Buy a T-shirt instead with a pro animal message emblazoned across it. This will be far more eye-catching than a tattoo. You could possibly regret having tattoos later on in life.<br><br>
I'm not a fan of tattoos, as you can probably tell.
 

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I'll be getting an animal liberation style tattoo in the future but I'm going to have something drawn up. I thought about the picture you posted but then I realized I wanted something individual for myself. I'm currently working on two tattoos, one I'm getting on Friday is the pisces symbol since I'm a pisces but with two sharks instead of the usual fish they use for it because sharks are my favorite animal. At the end of August I'm getting a hummingbird and a flower for my parents. My mom loves hummingbirds and the flower is going to be my dad's birth month flower. It's going to be really beautiful and I can't wait. Both tattoos are being done realistically not in any sort of cartoon-ish style. So I'm even more excited because realistic style tattoos are my favorites. I currently have six and will soon have eight. After those I'm most likely going to be getting a mural across my upper back. After that is done I'll probably finally know what I want for my animal liberation.<br><br>
I'd also make sure to check on the ink. Some are vegan and some aren't. Both of my artists carry ink that is certified vegan and then their usual ink they use is vegan because they've asked about the glycerin (it can be plant or animal derived, black ink often has bone char) but they've both told me that since it isn't certified and doesn't say on the packaging that it's plant-based they could always switch to animal-based and not tell anyone. So to be completely sure if you don't want to take that risk to use the certified one. So that's what I'm doing.<br><br>
Check out this website too for vegan ink tattoos. <a href="http://veganink.com/" target="_blank">http://veganink.com/</a>
 

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I'm happily surprised to see that many of you do have tattoos! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
I understand that some people don't like tattoos though and to reply to Vincent, I do wear t-shirts about animal liberation and vegetarianism but I have the feeling that when I wear a t-shirt it's for other people to see it and receive that message (so that when guys look at my boobs, they can't help but read the message so that way it doesn't bother me too much that they can't control their eyes! lol). But I think a tattoo is very intimate and personal, you're marked, it's really you deep down..<br><br>
I totally understand what you say Almeria about the fact that you don't want to have a tattoo that is a logo.<br><br>
So I'm thinking of maybe a calf:<br><img alt="" src="http://th06.deviantart.net/fs16/150/f/2007/179/c/9/VeganPower_Calf_Tattoo3_by_bored_dog.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
or a cabbage! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><img alt="" src="http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBuEPlf7Bqb-uuHnGVstXKmr3BJ0Gwh51BwWjUevmoardGFHw33A" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
I didn't know about vegan and non-vegan ink so thx guys for bringing that to my attention and thx for the links too.
 

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An animal would be adorable! someone I know just got a baby chick on the inside of her arm and she's going to get some writing below it and some other baby animals up her upper arm. Someone else I know has an eggplant that is really beautiful. I want to get a mango some day. My friends were like just a mango by itself? And I was like "Yeah! The Random Mango!" My friends boyfriend has a carrot in a hot dog bun on his arm.
 

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lol! love the random mango Almeria! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Yeah a vegetable tattoo is really nice and baby animals too. What I like about baby animals tattoo is when the animal isn't a cat/dog/hamster but a calf, a chick, a piglet, a lamb, an animal meat eaters really don't consider at all.
 

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Just wondering, but what makes tattoo ink non vegan?</div>
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most black tattoo ink is made with bone char
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Pirate Huntress</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2932323"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just wondering, but what makes tattoo ink non vegan?</div>
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I checked and obviously non vegan ink is made with glycerin of animal source although vegan ink uses glycerin derived from vegetables sources.<br><br>
here's the article I just found: <a href="http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/263163/tattooed_vegan_101_you_may_be_vegan_pg2.html?cat=7" target="_blank">http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...pg2.html?cat=7</a>
 

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they also say "There are indeed some companies currently manufacturing organic vegan inks, the most popular being Stable. The good news is that the Stable brand is very popular and in use by many artists regardless of their vegan-friendly ingredients. So, your favorite artist may already be using vegan-friendly inks. It doesn't hurt to ask, but many artists do not like to divulge this information."
 

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Mine was done with Eternal Ink. I think anyone who won't tell you what kind of ink they use isn't worth going to. It's fairly easy to get vegan ink, just make sure to use vegan aftercare.
 

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Mine was done with Eternal Ink. I think anyone who won't tell you what kind of ink they use isn't worth going to. It's fairly easy to get vegan ink, just make sure to use vegan aftercare.</div>
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Love your tattoo! Thx for the tip. I wouldn't trust someone who isn't transparent about the inks he uses!
 
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