FAQ - Tattoo

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How it Works

Everence is a patented technology that transforms a piece of jewelry or tattoo into a way to carry the people, pets, and experiences that inspire your life, with you forever.

  • We create Everence by taking your Everence Source which is a unique element from a loved one, pet, or experience (such as DNA, hair, ash, sand, soil, rock, grass or flower) that you supply to us in an Everence Collection Kit, and putting it through one of two patented processes.

  • Our patented processes protect and preserve your Everence Source so that it can be added to either a tattoo or a piece of jewelry and carried with you forever.

  • The word Everence is a combination of the words Forever & Reverence.

Your Everence "Source" is the material you have supplied to us in your collection kit to create your Everence. An Everence source can come from any of the following materials: DNA (From a cheek swab), Hair, Ash, Sand, Soil, Rock, Grass, or Flower.

Please note: we only extract DNA from a cheek swab. For all other Everence sources, rather than extract DNA we instead make your Everence directly from the material itself. For example, we do not extract DNA from hair, ash sand, soil, rock, grass, or flower. Instead, we put your hair, ash, sand, soil, rock, grass, or flower through our patented process directly in order to create your Everence.

Everence for tattoos is a tattoo ink additive, in powder form, that can be added to any new or existing tattoo. Everence for tattoos can be made from any of the following Everence sources: DNA, hair, ash, sand, soil, rock, grass or flower.

Think of Everence for tattoos as a way to carry the most unique elements of the people, pets, or experiences that have touched your life, inside your tattoo. Our patented process turns your Everence source into Everence for tattoos.

An Everence collection kit is what you use to collect and send your Everence Source to us. Each kit contains a cheek swab for collecting DNA as well as a secure container for collecting sand, soil, rock, grass, flower, hair, or ash.
If you have a pre-purchased or gift kit, simply visit our website everence.life and begin shopping. As you complete your purchase you will be prompted to answer "Do you have a kit yes/no." Select 'yes,'ecter the 4-6 digit code from your Everence collection kit when prompted, and complete your checkout. The price of your kit will be $0 at checkout.
In short, Everence is about celebration and emotional connection.

The purpose of both Everence for tattoos and Everence jewelry is to create a forever keepsake to celebrate those people, pets, places, or experiences that matter most. Everence for tattoos allows you to carry what you love inside your tattoo.

Everence for tattoos was developed by leading scientists in the fields of medical engineering and dermatology from Brown and Duke Universities.
We make it simple and easy for you to create any Everence product:

1. You Get a Collection Kit:

Order a collection kit online or purchase one from an Everence Affiliate. Follow the simple instructions in your kit to collect your source and return it to us using the pre-addressed shipping label.

2. We Create Your Everence For Tattoos

Using our patented process we turn your source into a tattoo ink additive that will remain in place inside your tattoo, for the life of your tattoo.

3. You Receive Your Order

We send your Everence back to you.

4. You Get Your Everence Tattoo

Take your Everence to your choice of any tattoo artist in the world. They mix your Everence with their ink, and apply your tattoo as they normally would.

5. Heal

Your body heals around your Everence, keeping it in place for the life of your tattoo.

Its that easy.

General

You can buy Everence online at everence.life or through any Everence Affiliate.
Our production facility is located in Providence, Rhode island. We are proud to say our facility is ISO-Certified (ISO 9001 and ISO 22716 for Cosmetics), and GMP compliant. Click here to view our ISO certificates.

The material we use to make Everence for Tattoos is a medical-grade material called PMMA (polymethyl methacrylic) that has been among the most widely used materials in medicine throughout the world over the past 80 years. PMMA is widely used in dermal fillers (botox), dental fillers, permanent contact lenses, orthopedic joints, and more.
Nothing is more important to Everence than the safety of our customers. These are some facts about the safety of Everence for tattoos.

Everence for Tattoos:

• Was developed by leading scientists from Brown and Duke Universities

• Is designed and manufactured to a higher safety standard than any tattoo ink on earth

• Is clinically tested and dermatologist approved

• Is made from medical-grade materials under the strictest quality control standards in the world, in an ISO certified, GMP compliant facility

• Is fully compliant with the U.S. requirements for the safety and quality of a cosmetic

Approximately 300 mg
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.
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.

Everence Sources

We require approximately one tablespoon of source material (or fill the sample collection container halfway full) to create your Everence. Detailed collection instructions can be found inside your Everence collection kit.
No, Everence made from ash is made directly from the ash itself, not DNA extracted from the ash.
Absolutely! We can create Everence from your pet’s DNA (from a cheek swab), hair or ash.
At present, DNA sources can only be collected from a living person or pet, however we can create Everence from cremated remains or hair from a deceased person or pet.
Once we receive your DNA collection kit, we process the source 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.
DNA is collected with a simple Q-tip cheek swab contained in your Everence collection kit. The process is completely painless, is ideal for both children and pets, and takes less than 5 seconds to complete.
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.
We do not store your DNA or personal data. 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 source during the manufacturing process. Each source 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 after we fulfill your order.
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.
Only one source of DNA can be collected per Everence collection kit, however multiple sources of hair, ash, sand, soil, rock, grass, or flower can be added to a single Everence collection kit.
There are several big differences between unrefined cremated ash and Everence for Tattoos containing ash.

Everence containing cremated ash is a far better and safer alternative. 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 for Tattoos from cremated ash using our patented process microencapsulates the ash with a medical-grade material, which allows it to remain 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. Any tattoo artist in the world who applies Everence for tattoos is eligible to be covered under our product liability insurance policy if they desire.
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 your Everence is mixed with the ink, it is applied exactly the same way as 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 in a single sitting.
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.

Shipping

We currently ship anywhere in the world.
Your Everence collection kit will arrive within four business days of placing your order.
Here’s how it works: You place an order online, we process it, and then within four days you receive your Everence collection kit. You’ll get a shipping confirmation email with a tracking number as soon as your collection kit ships. Once you complete and ship your collection kit back to us and we receive it at our lab, it takes up to 14 business days to create your Everence for tattoos. You’ll get a shipping notification email with a tracking number as soon as your Everence is on the way to you.

For express delivery please contact hello@everence.life

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.
Standard insurance is not provided, however Everence offers customers the option to add shipping protection from Route at checkout. There is a minimal 1% charge to cover damage, loss, and theft. Route also provides independent tracking information.

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.

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.
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