UK's leading plastics manufacturer launches world's first alternative tattoo ink pot

20 February 2019

One of the UK’s leading bespoke plastic manufacturers has this week announced the launch of a plant based, plastic alternative product that has already been commissioned by Green House Tattoo Supplies - the world’s first company to offer a plant-based range of tattoo supplies, that are an alternative to the fossil-fuel based plastics currently used.

Northamptonshire based Great Central Plastics, along with Green House Tattoo Supplies, have developed the tattoo industries’ first plastic alternative and vegan friendly product. This was following extensive market research which indicated a growing demand in the plastic moulding market for a more eco-conscious product.

Following intensive prototyping and pilot testing – which has taken the business several months to complete - Great Central Plastics has successfully launched the product into the marketplace in the form of a plant based plastic ink cap.

These have been developed alongside Green House Tattoo Supplies, which was founded at the start of 2018, by two London based tattoo artists; Lucy Frost and Adam Willett. Lucy and Adam also founded Dark House Tattoo Co-operative in 2018 - one of the world’s first fully eco-conscious tattoo studios, offering totally plastic free tattooing. Dark House Tattoo Co-Operative is based in Poplar, East London and will be opening later this year.

Speaking about the studio and its use of the plant-based, plastic alternative ink pots, Frost said: “The tattoo industry, over recent years, has been heavily reliant on fossil fuel-based plastics. Our aim was to combat this problem in pursuit of an eco-conscious studio and plastic free tattooing. We ‘re very proud of the fact that all our products are totally sustainable, biodegradable and compostable making them the first range of plastic alternative tattoo products in the world.

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