In 1985 I won a junior Britain in bloom contest, this was the beginning of my life long obsession with plants and horticulture.....

After moving to London I got my first tattoo in 1994 and my love of skin art has only grown since then,  along with my collection of ink....

In 2004 I was accepted into the RHS college at Capel Manor in London where I studied their diploma in Horticulture, finally becoming fully certified in 2007...

During my time at Capel Manor I started working outside in all weathers and began to suffer with dry and damaged skin on my hands and face.

I have always used natural products on myself and feel very strongly about the use of chemicals and their links to diseases like cancer, so after not finding what I needed in the high-street I started to look into newly available botanicals and natural oils to help heal my damaged skin.  After using and blending a whole list of natural oils I found a few that really worked....

I tried this same blend of oils on some tattoo work I had done and found it worked amazingly well compared to any of the aftercare I had ever been recommended to use....

In 2010 I was asked by my husband if it would be possible to create a 100% natural alternative to petroleum jelly to be used during tattooing and to refine my aftercare for our clients to use afterward, I started to combine different oils and butters, eventually I found a small selection that when combined were stable and worked well.  After using these products in-house for over a year I decided to ask some friends in the industry if they would trial them in their studio and with their clients. The feedback was fairly instantaneous and all positive, everyone was amazed at how well both products worked and were asking for more......
(click here to read testimonials)

I founded “El Gato Negro” in 2012 on the belief that natural botanicals have more to offer us than man made pharmaceutical chemicals and animal derived ingredients and that no animals should ever be harmed or used in the creation of any kind of products for use in self beautification.

I now source some of the finest natural raw ingredients from around the world to which I add my lifetime of knowledge and expertise to create uncompromising, luxury products for the tattoo industry that are simple and safe to use and have a positive benefit at each phase of the tattoo process from stencil to healed.

I hand craft all my products with love and care and no machinery is employed at any time during the process.  I never use chemicals, bulking agents or unnecessary additives, everything in my products are there because they have an active ability to positively effect the outcome of your work.

All my products are created using food grade ingredients which are 100% organic, 100% natural, 100% vegan/animal friendly and completely non-toxic.

(check out my ingredients list to see exactly why I use what I use....)

I attempt to recycle all packaging used in deliveries to me and all the and containers I supply my products in are 100% recyclable too....

NAMASTÉ
"EL GATO NEGRO"
TATTOO CARE
100% ORGANIC 100% VEGAN 100% NATURAL
For Artists Who Insist On Using Only The Finest Products

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