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How It Works

Everence is a way to use a tattoo to carry a sacred relic from a loved one or special experience with you at all times.

Our patented process turns a DNA sample, hair or cremains from your loved one into Everence which can be added to any new or existing tattoo in a way which lasts forever.

Everence means “Forever + Reverence.”

An Everence tattoo is a tattoo that contains the essence of something sacred to you.
The purpose of Everence is emotional connection. Everence allows you to use your tattoo to carry those who have impacted your life and inspired your journey with you at all times. We like to think of it as a modern-day sacred relic, an actual physical addition to your tattoo that lasts forever, all made possible by combining the sacred art of tattooing with innovative technology.
It’s a simple and easy process:
  • Order: Place your order online at everence.life to start your journey and indicate which type of collection kit you want to receive: DNA, Hair or Cremains. You will receive your collection kit within 7 days.
  • DNA, Hair, or Cremains Collection: Once you receive your collection kit, follow the instructions to collect your sample and send the kit back to us in the original box using the pre-paid shipping label.
  • Everence Creation: We create your Everence using our patented process of DNA amplification, purification and encapsulation, and send it to you within 45 days.
  • Tattoo: Take your Everence to any tattoo artist in the world who can open the safety seal on your Everence, mix it with ink and use the Everence/ink combo to apply your tattoo.
Sure thing—here’s how it works:
  • We process the collection kit you send in, and extract short strands of DNA.
  • We then amplify and purify that DNA and microencapsulate (enclose) it in a medical-grade polymer material via our patented process which protects it from being destroyed by the body, and will keep it within your tattoo forever.
  • We purify the finished product, package it, and ship to you.
For Everence made from ash or hair, it’s a similar, but slightly different process:
  • Once we receive your hair or cremains sample the material is first micronized and purified before we put it through the same microencapsulation process.

Everence was developed by world-renowned scientists in the fields of biocompatibility and microencapsulation from Brown University and Duke University.

Our interdisciplinary team of renowned scientists, tattoo artists, retired U.S. Navy SEALs and entrepreneurs have been working to launch Everence for the past four years. We’re thrilled it’s finally a reality and we’re able to share it with you.

Product

The material used to make Everence is a medical-grade polymer that has been among the most widely used polymers in medicine throughout the world over the past 80 years.

  • Nothing is more important to Everence than the safety of our customers. For starters, using Everence does not change the safety of a tattoo.
  • Additionally, not only is Everence fully compliant with the U.S. requirements for the safety and quality of cosmetics, we also likely exceed those requirements because we manufacture Everence in an ISO certified (ISO 9001 and ISO 22716 for Cosmetics), GMP compliant laboratory located in Rhode Island, U.S.A. In other words, we manufacture under the strictest requirements for quality control standards anywhere in the world.

Your order will come in a safety sealed container with 300 mg of your Everence.

No, Everence does not require storage in any specific temperature conditions.

Everence does not have an expiration date. As long as the safety seal on the vial is intact, your Everence can be combined with tattoo ink to apply an Everence tattoo at any time.

Everence is designed and produced to last as long as you have your tattoo. The materials that we use to make Everence are non-erodible, which means Everence will remain in place and not deteriorate over time in the body.

You can buy Everence online at everence.life. We are looking into additional retail partnerships as well, so make sure to sign up for our newsletter to be the first to hear of any updates.

Our production facilities are located right here in the U.S.

We have applied established quality standards to the facility where Everence is made, tailored to the unique aspects of the product. The facility‘s quality system is ISO-Certified (ISO 9001 and ISO 22716 for Cosmetics), and we follow GMPs for cosmetics. Click here to view our ISO certificates.

The FDA has confirmed that Everence is classified as a cosmetic and by law, the FDA does not approve cosmetics. While Everence is not eligible for FDA approval, the FDA has been presented with all of the required information about Everence, including summary ingredients, material specifications and safety testing, and methods of production.

Everence should be considered permanent. The only form of removal that has been tested at this time is outpatient surgical extraction.

We have a team of people standing by to answer whatever’s on your mind! Shoot us an email to hello@everence.life for a quick, personal response. We love to answer questions about Everence.

Collection Samples

Everence can currently be created from a DNA sample, hair, or cremains (cremated remains).

All it takes is a simple cheek swab!  Follow the instructions on the DNA collection kit for cheek swabbing and return your sample to us using the pre-paid shipping label and original box.

Follow the instructions on the Hair & Cremains collection kit and return your sample to us using the pre-paid shipping label and original box.

We require approximately one tablespoon of sample material (or fill the sample collection container halfway full) to create your Everence.

Absolutely! We can create Everence from your pet’s saliva. All you need to do is follow the instructions included with your DNA collection kit and swab the inside of its cheek. Hopefully you can get it to cooperate!

At present, DNA samples can only be collected from a living person, but we can create Everence from cremated remains or hair from a deceased person.

Once we receive your DNA collection kit, we process the sample you sent in, and extract short strands of DNA. We then amplify and purify that DNA and microencapsulate (enclose) it in a medical-grade polymer material via our patented process which protects it from being destroyed by the body, and ensures it will stay within your tattoo.

No. In addition to being fully enclosed in a medical-grade material, our patented process does not allow any mechanism for the DNA in Everence to alter the genetic makeup of the surrounding tissue.

To create your Everence, we gather as little personal data as is necessary, and retain it for a minimal amount of time to accurately create your Everence and deliver it to you.

No personal information is associated with the sample during the manufacturing process.Each sample is assigned a unique, random, identifier barcode prior to entering production.

We strive to meet the highest industry standards for both customer privacy and data security, and we only partner with organizations (such as payment processing providers) that have an established track record of doing the same.

We dispose of any remaining DNA from the collection kit after we fulfill your order.

Every order of Everence comes with a Certificate of Authenticity verifying that it has been handmade by one of our trained scientists. Additionally, we submit to monthly random testing by an independent third-party inspector who tests for the validity of DNA matches. Lastly, if a customer requests it, and for an additional fee, we will send your DNA sample to a independent lab to be verified.

Unfortunately, we do not offer bio banking at the moment, but are looking into it for the future. Right now, the only option is to send in a collection kit to create Everence for immediate use.

Collection kits are intended for individual sample collection; multiple DNA, hair or cremains samples cannot be added into the same collection kit.

  • There are several big differences between the two processes. Using Everence containing cremated ash is a far better alternative from both a customer safety and tattoo artist protection perspective.
  • Adding unprocessed ash directly to tattoo ink is more of a temporary gesture that usually will not last inside your tattoo for more than a few weeks. Since the ash is not protected and contains a wide range of particle sizes, it is usually either rejected, absorbed or destroyed by the body and does not remain in the tattoo forever. Creating Everence from cremated ash using our patented process microencapsulates the ash with a medical-grade polymer, allowing it to remain in the body and localized in your tattoo forever.
  • Unprocessed cremated remains also contain a wide range of particle sizes and shapes and are not purified, which means they could contain harmful microorganisms. As a result, the body is more likely to have an adverse reaction to this type of unprocessed ash when applied in a tattoo. When we create your Everence the cremated ash is purified and contains only particle sizes that are optimal for inclusion in your tattoo.
  • Additionally, many tattoo artists are hesitant to add unprocessed ash into tattoos. But with Everence, every artist who applies Everence is protected by our product liability insurance policy, which means they can apply your loved one’s cremated ash with complete confidence.

Getting a Tattoo

Yes, you can take your Everence to any artist of your choice. Everence is easy to use and does not require any special training. If you would like a list of tattoo artists who are already familiar with Everence, please refer to our Artist Recommendations page or email us at hello@everence.life.

It’s easy. Your tattoo artist simply adds your Everence to a cap of ink and then stirs with a needle or runs the tattoo machine inside the ink/Everence mixture until the Everence is no longer visible in the ink (approximately 10-15 seconds).

Yes. Once the Everence is mixed with the ink, it is applied exactly the same way and with the same ease as the ink in a conventional tattoo.

You can do both. You can apply your Everence to a new tattoo, or use it to top up an existing tattoo.

There are two options for adding Everence to an existing tattoo. Your tattoo artist can mix Everence with a clear carrier solution if you don’t want to add any new ink or, if you want to add ink to your tattoo, they can mix your Everence with ink and apply.

Everence is a single-use product, so once the safety seal on the vial is broken, your Everence should be added to a tattoo at that time.

Yes. Everence is designed and produced to be applied to the body with either tattoo ink or a carrier solution by itself (i.e., to be invisible).

Not at all. Everence is completely colorless once applied to the body and can even be applied to the skin without ink and remain invisible (via a carrier solution).

Although it is not possible to guarantee exactly how every person’s body will heal, Everence has been specifically designed and produced not to affect the application or healing process of your tattoo.

We recommended that you consult with your doctor before applying Everence in either of these instances.

If your tattoo artist would like more information about Everence in general or how to use Everence to apply your tattoo, please have them email us at hello@everence.life. We are happy to answer any questions and connect them to one of the many other artists who have used Everence.

Any tattoo artist can apply Everence; it does not require special training. However, if you email us at hello@everence.life and let us know where you live, we can send you a list of tattoo artists closest to you who have previously worked with Everence.

We’ve got you covered. We stand behind Everence and the artists who use it. We will add any tattoo artist who completes our insurance signup form to our insurance policy as an additional insured. By doing so, tattoo artists can limit their risk and apply Everence with complete confidence. The signup form can be found at everence.life/pages/insurance-indemnification. That’s how much we believe in our product, and respect the artists who use it.

We’d love to hear from you. Please email us at hello@everence.life and we can answer any questions you may have. We are also in the process of creating a Tattoo Artistry Program, so let us know if you’re interested to join.

Returns

You can return the unopened Everence DNA collection kit for free within 30 days for a full refund, no questions asked. Once your Everence is created, it is unfortunately no longer refundable.

Shipping

We currently ship everywhere in world.

Here’s how it works: You place an order online, we process it, and then within seven days you receive your collection kit to start your Everence journey. You’ll get a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number as soon as your collection package ships. Once you ship your collection kit back to us and we receive it at our lab, it takes up to 45 days to create your Everence. You’ll get a shipping notification email with a tracking number as soon as your Everence is on the way to you.

Your Everence DNA collection kit will arrive within seven business days of placing your order. For express shipping, please contact us at hello@everence.life.

You will receive your Everence within 45 days of our receipt of your completed DNA, Hair or Cremains collection kit.

Some carriers take 1-2 business days to register the status of your shipment. If your tracking number isn’t working, please contact us at hello@everence.life and we can look into it for you.

We’re here to help. To update your delivery address, please email us at hello@everence.life and use the subject line CHANGE DELIVERY ADDRESS.

Billing

Your credit card will be charged as soon as your order is received and processed in our system.

We currently accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, as well as PayPal, AmazonPay, and Apple Pay. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept checks or money orders.

Sales tax will be applied to your order in the following states: New York, Rhode Island, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

Our payment processing uses TLS 1.2L encryption that is secured. Everence does not have direct access to your card and does not store any credit card information. Your information is securely contained within our payment processing system.

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