The IAMINK® arose from the need to be able to act compliantly and flexibly with regard to the EU-wide tattooing products regulation (REACH) planned since 2021. Ok, actually it was a mental storm cloud. It slowly but surely darkened more and more in the face of the looming REACH. And the displeasure that the tattoo world has closed its eyes to the looming problem. After a full-blown tantrum in the winter of 2018, it thus came to the founding of IAMINK® in the spring of 2019. And with it a mission.
The dynamic duo from Styria is the power station that keeps IAMINK constantly energized and growing. In doing so, the two complement each other perfectly - both in their impulsiveness and in their willpower.
When frustration over various shortcomings met the firm conviction that one should always do better than complain, the company IAMINK was born. But it wasn't just defiance and willpower that moved Kathi and Michl forward, but above all their shared vision of a vibrant and sustainable tattoo industry.
For as long as she can remember, Kathi, CEO and mastermind, has felt the need to do something meaningful. The more difficult the idea, the more obsessed she was with the solution. So, without further delay, she quit her studies in order to combine creativity, entrepreneurship and a thirst for knowledge. That's how she met Michl, the Heisenberg of product developers. Board member of the European Society of Tattoo and Pigment Research, researcher and chemical engineer who not only literally drops his pants for his work. Like many great scientists, he does not hesitate to use himself for science and has always tested the color palette on himself.
Kathi and Michl stand for a colorful future for the industry, for a world full of healthy, tattooed people. Which is why they live scientific education and true sustainability in their business. Because that way everyone can be sure not only to know what they are putting under the people, but also under the skin.
IAMINK® stands for the highest competence in the development and production of tattoo inks. The quality of our products is based on decades of experience in development and production. We are always looking for innovative and forward-looking solutions and the highest quality raw materials. In this way, IAMINK® combines the incompatible: the highest, application-technical demands of the artist with the highest pigment and raw material quality.
To achieve this, we rely on sophisticated control and assurance systems. Furthermore we have our product quality regularly tested and confirmed by external laboratories. Because only flawless products can hold their own in the long term.
Speaking of long-term thinking: The issue of sustainability also plays a special role for us. We don't transport our bottles halfway around the world just to save a few cents. We buy them from a producer directly in Austria. This turns a trip around the world into a two-hour car ride. Good for the environment - good for everyone.
We see it the same way with the topic of vegan: We apply our labels to the bottles using steam and thus do without casein glue. This also applies to the adhesive labels. This makes our products vegan - inside and out.