Surprisingly, the tattoo industry here in New Zealand isn’t regulated.
There are guidelines to follow of course, but actually following them is completely voluntary.
As long as all Health and Safety regulations are met, a tattoo artist here can get ink from anywhere in the world, and no one checks what’s in it.
We have some of the highest rates of tattooing in the world, with one in three Kiwis under 30 sporting ink.
Kiwi tattooists are expecting New Zealand laws to change soon when it comes to ink, as the European Chemicals Agency just published a list of potentially toxic chemicals used in some tattoos.
The Australian model
Tattoo artists in Australia are required to have a licence before inking someone, with breaches resulting in jail time, something New Zealand may soon copy.
And while there are plenty of reputable tattoo studios in the country, there are also far too many “home jobs”. Getting a tattoo in your mate’s garage because he was good at art in school is never a good idea.
Sunset Studio tattoo ink
Here at Sunset, we are proud to be an official distributor of the world-famous Eternal Ink.
Made from organic pigments, deionized water and hamamelis water, this bright coloured ink is free of animal by-products and even suitable for vegans.
They arrive sealed in a medical grade bottle, ensuring hygiene, and the ink pigments are regularly tested and comply with all health and safety regulations.
Eternal Ink is not tested on animals, so there’s no guilty conscious tagging along with every purchase.
Come to Sunset for your tattoo supplies
Not only do we use Eternal Ink, we also sell it. Through our sister site, Tattoo Studio, we offer the best selection of top-quality tattoo supplies at the most reasonable prices to the professional tattoo artists of New Zealand.
Eternal Ink are very picky about who they let sell their high-quality products. We are the only distributors in Auckland given this privilege and we take it seriously.
Contact us today if you’d like to order some of the finest tattoo ink at the cheapest prices, or head on over to Tattoo Station and take a look at the other tattoo supplies we offer.