Just the Goods is honoured to partner with vegan tattoo artist, katakankabin, and Morgan English of tattrx to bring you a limited edition set of three black ink postcards designed by katakankabin plus vegan tattoo aftercare lotion by Just the Goods featuring a custom drawn label.
Designed with facial care for sensitive skin in mind, this nutritive, non-greasy product has become popular for the care and maintenance of new tattoos. Highlighted ingredients:
- Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, D and E, as well as potassium, proteins, beta-carotene and numerous essential unsaturated fatty acids. It also contains a high quantity of sterolins, which is reported to help reduce age spots, help heal sun damage and scars. Avocado oil is furthermore said to increase the amount of collagen in the skin, which facilitates regeneration, particularly in the case of skin that is dehydrated or otherwise affected by difficult climates. Some claim that avocado oil can even help to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.
- Apricot kernel oil has a high content of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic acid. It is considered gentle enough to be used in products for babies, and is thus also suitable for mature and sensitive skin. It is well absorbed without leaving a greasy feeling, and can be helpful in calming the discomfort associated with conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
- Aloe vera gel is a powerful moisturizer that simultaneously helps to remove dead skin. It also stimulates the synthesis of collagen and elastin and is known to have a healing effect on burns and other wounds, all of which translates into assisting regeneration.
This product is handcrafted without the use of artificial preservatives. Please store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight for maximum longevity and please use within 6 months of opening.
Katakankabin's veganism is a refusal of animal exploitation. In addition to maintaining a strict vegan diet, she carefully avoids the use of any products and/or activities that contributes to the abuse, pain, or enslavement of other species. This goal means living -- as best as possible -- without reliance on materials such as leather, or attending zoos and/or circuses, etc. Applied to the field of tattooing, pursuing strict veganism involves excluding products containing animal by-products and/or products that have been tested on animals (i.e. inks, disinfectants, soap, lotion). It also involves ensuring the workplace is free of leather and non-vegan drawing materials.
Katakankabin's arts-informed radical activism is diverse. In addition to being the author of several political satires, her studies in architecture in Montreal led her to becoming involved in student politics, as well as artistic journalism addressing the West Bank. Her current adventure started when she learned tattooing in Mexico three years ago. She has since worked in Montreal and New York and - now on the road - she books clients in cities worldwide. Find her in Panama (April 9 - 18), Puerto Rico (May 10 - 21), and Brazil (June - July). Katakankabin's work is largely identifiable through her use of abstract and figurative lines. For further information, please see: De peaux en aiguilles - Végane tattoos et féminisme, Les bêtes d'hier (2015).
Morgan English created tattrx, a curated exploration of modern tattoo art, offering support to the modern tattoo community worldwide. Visit: http://shop.tattrx.com/
- Vegan tattoo after care lotion ingredients / lotion végétalienne soins après-tattouage ingrédients:
aqua (water/eau), persea gratissima (avocado/avocat) oil, prunus armeniaca (apricot/abricot) kernel oil, ethoxylated sorbitan ester (vegetable based emulsifying wax/cire émulsifiante végétale), aloe barbadensis (aloe/aloé) leaf gel, vegetable glycerine (glycérine végétale), tocopherol (vitamin e – non-gmo soy/soja)
118 ml / 4 oz in an HDPE bottle. Reusable pumps sold separately.