Tattoo Ink

Tattoo Ink

Ask ten artists what brand of tattoo ink to use for any given design, and you’ll get ten different answers—and half of them will involve mixing and matching different brands of ink. The reason for such passion is clear: no matter how talented the artist, if the ink itself is sub-par, then the tattoo will be as well.  Shop for Intezne here:  Intenze Tattoo Ink

7 Color Millennium Tattoo Ink Set MOMs Kit 1 2 oz ounce
7 Color Millennium Tattoo Ink Set MOMs Kit 1 2 oz ounce
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Complete Tattoo Supply Kit Practice Skin LCD Power Ink in Case w Travel Adapter
Complete Tattoo Supply Kit Practice Skin LCD Power Ink in Case w Travel Adapter
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz ounce
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz ounce
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New Black Widow Tattoo Pigment Ink 40 Bottle Set Kit Black White Red Blue Orange
New Black Widow Tattoo Pigment Ink 40 Bottle Set Kit Black White Red Blue Orange
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Starter Tattoo Kit 2 Machine Gun Power Supply Set Inks Needles Grips Equipment
Starter Tattoo Kit 2 Machine Gun Power Supply Set Inks Needles Grips Equipment
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14x5oz Millennium Tattoo Ink Set MOMs Exotic Color Kit
14x5oz Millennium Tattoo Ink Set MOMs Exotic Color Kit
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Tattoo Kit Equipment 6 Machine Gun Power Supply Set 54 Color ink Grip Needles
Tattoo Kit Equipment 6 Machine Gun Power Supply Set 54 Color ink Grip Needles
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TOP Tattoo Kit 2 Gun Power Supply Set Grip Ink 50 Needles Tip Equipment D53GD 1
TOP Tattoo Kit 2 Gun Power Supply Set Grip Ink 50 Needles Tip Equipment D53GD 1
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Professional Tattoo Kit 4 Guns Super LCD Power Inks Carrying Case Needles Grip
Professional Tattoo Kit 4 Guns Super LCD Power Inks Carrying Case Needles Grip
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink New 25 Color Set 1 2 oz 5 ounce
StarBrite Tattoo Ink New 25 Color Set 1 2 oz 5 ounce
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PRO Complete Tattoo Kit 2 Machine Gun 10 Color Inks 50 Needles Power Supply set
PRO Complete Tattoo Kit 2 Machine Gun 10 Color Inks 50 Needles Power Supply set
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Tattoo Kit 2 Machines gun 54 color Inks Power supply needles Equipment HW 6GD 8
Tattoo Kit 2 Machines gun 54 color Inks Power supply needles Equipment HW 6GD 8
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Complete Tattoo Kit needles 2 Machine Guns Power Supply 40 Color Inks HW 8GD 3
Complete Tattoo Kit needles 2 Machine Guns Power Supply 40 Color Inks HW 8GD 3
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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Primary 7 Color Set 1 2 5 oz kit moms bottle needle
Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Primary 7 Color Set 1 2 5 oz kit moms bottle needle
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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Moms Black Pearl Outlining 12oz Solid Liner Dark Usa
Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Moms Black Pearl Outlining 12oz Solid Liner Dark Usa
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MOMs Millennium 14 Primary Color Kit 1 Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 05 oz MOMs Ink Set
MOMs Millennium 14 Primary Color Kit 1 Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 05 oz MOMs Ink Set
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New Pro Tattoo Inks 28 Color 15ml 1 2 oz Pigment set
New Pro Tattoo Inks 28 Color 15ml 1 2 oz Pigment set
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Dynamic Black Tattoo Ink Lining Shading Tribal Dark Liner Blackest Equipment USA
Dynamic Black Tattoo Ink Lining Shading Tribal Dark Liner Blackest Equipment USA
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Tattoo Kit 4 Machine Gun Supply Set 56 ink Needles Grip Tip Equipment Box D176GD
Tattoo Kit 4 Machine Gun Supply Set 56 ink Needles Grip Tip Equipment Box D176GD
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 9 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz ounce
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 9 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz ounce
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10 High Quality 8oz Bottles Black Permanent Tattoo Ink Fast Ship
10 High Quality 8oz Bottles Black Permanent Tattoo Ink Fast Ship
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1002003004005001000 Ink Small 9 Cups Medium 13 Caps Tattoo Supplies Mixed
1002003004005001000 Ink Small 9 Cups Medium 13 Caps Tattoo Supplies Mixed
$21.25
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Blue Set 1 2 oz ounce
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Blue Set 1 2 oz ounce
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Tattoo gun MACHINE BAGS  CLIP CORD COVERS sleeves set needle ink tip kit supply
Tattoo gun MACHINE BAGS CLIP CORD COVERS sleeves set needle ink tip kit supply
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink New 17 Color Set 1 2 oz 5 ounce
StarBrite Tattoo Ink New 17 Color Set 1 2 oz 5 ounce
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145pcs Tattoo Starter Kit Power Supply Machine Needle Tip Grip 1oz Outlining Ink
145pcs Tattoo Starter Kit Power Supply Machine Needle Tip Grip 1oz Outlining Ink
$30.95
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 6 Primary Color Starter Set 1 2 oz
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 6 Primary Color Starter Set 1 2 oz
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 7
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 7
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Tattoo Gun Kit Complete Set Machine Storage Case Color Ink Needles Beginner Pro
Tattoo Gun Kit Complete Set Machine Storage Case Color Ink Needles Beginner Pro
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New 22 Color Tattoo Inks Supply 1 2 OZ Pigment Complete Set for Tattoo Machine
New 22 Color Tattoo Inks Supply 1 2 OZ Pigment Complete Set for Tattoo Machine
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It’s absolutely essential for artists to use quality tattoo ink that they know inside and out. For those of you considering trying out a new brand or just starting out as a professional artist, here’s some common wisdom about different brands of ink that might prove helpful.

Black Tattoo Ink

Which brand of black ink is the “best” is one of the eternal questions debated endlessly by tattoo artists. Many prefer to mix and match depending on the individual tattoo design, and many others add just a touch of royal blue, purple, or red to the black for a “truer” black. Here’s a breakdown of some of the more popular brands.

Kuro Sumi – This brand of ink, imported from Japan, is great for outlines, but can be finicky with shading.

Talons – Solid all-round brand of black ink, this brand has been in use since 1984.

Pelikan – Great ink for shading, but it tends to heal too light for solid black. Some artists mix it with distilled water or witch hazel to improve shading.

Intenze – Manufactured by Mario Barth, this is good for solid or dark black, but for lining, it’s a bit thin.

Dynamic – Good for shading, this brand reliably stays dark.

Sumi for Lining- dynamic for shading.  Depending on the other colors in the piece. I'll add a drop of opposing colors to black, just to offset it from the rest.

Color Tattoo Ink

Tattoo InkEach artist has his or her own preference when it comes to color inks, but here’s a quick breakdown of some of the more popular inks. If you’re considering switching to a new brand of tattoo ink, try and get a sample pack before buying in large quantities.

Kuro Sumi – Solid colors, but beware imitations—there are a lot of cheaper knock-offs available, so be sure to buy from a reputable supplier.  That pretty much goes for all tattoo ink brands!

Classic Color Systems – The Troy Glen system, these are solid, thick inks that are also 100 percent organic.

Dynamic – Another solid tattoo ink brand that’s great for softer shades.

Eternal – Thick and pure with rich color, this brand is manufactured by the owner of Eternal Tattoos, Terry “Tramp” Welker.

White Tattoo Ink

White ink tattoos are currently in vogue, featured on celebrities like Lindsey Lohan; however, artists have been using white tattoo ink for years, mostly to complement color tattoos—frequently as highlights.  Here are a few white tattoo ink brands.

Starbrite’s Brite White – This color keeps its brilliance well, although there have been some reports of allergic reactions when Starbrite is used with reddish colors.

Moms Power White – Moms pack as much pigment as possible into its ink for bright colors.

Eternal – As with their other colors, Eternal’s white ink generally get’s good reviews.

Tattoo ink is one of, if not the most important ingredient in your arsenal of creating great tat's!

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