Vital ink Organic Aftercare

Maker's Note

A few years ago, Stefan Sinclair of Two Hands Tattoo in Auckland asked me if I could make an organic tattoo oil. I had a bit of a play about with herbs renowned for their anti-inflammatory, anti-itch, antiseptic, antibacterial and nourishing properties. 

Then a woman came to me wanting something natural to heal the tattoo she had done following a breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. She saw the tattoo as a way of taking back her own body and ‘writing over the cancer’ – ink became a form of empowerment.

Around this same time my mother was going through cancer treatment and the morphine was making her skin very itchy.

It was the combination of these three requests for something natural, healing and soothing that led to the Archeus Vital Ink products. I set about making developing a product that went on easily, supported the body as it healed and helped cool and reduce the itch.

Then John Roberts at Monsta Truck in Napier tried it and loved it and thanks to his amazing support, word about this balm spread from there. This one of our bestsellers.

If you are interested in stocking this product do not hesitate to contact Georgina.