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

BioTouch Permanent Makeup Micro Pigments Cosmetic Tattoo Ink Color 05 oz bottle
BioTouch Permanent Makeup Micro Pigments Cosmetic Tattoo Ink Color 05 oz bottle
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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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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 1 1 oz
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 1 1 oz
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Moms Tattoo Ink Moms Black Pearl Outlining 12oz + Flat Stable Ink Cups Set
Moms Tattoo Ink Moms Black Pearl Outlining 12oz + Flat Stable Ink Cups Set
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 5
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 5
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 2 1 2 oz
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 2 1 2 oz
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 1
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 1
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BioTouch Permanent Makeup EYE BROW Pure Pigment Color Tattoo Ink 36 Bottle Set
BioTouch Permanent Makeup EYE BROW Pure Pigment Color Tattoo Ink 36 Bottle Set
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Portrait Set 1 2 oz
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Portrait Set 1 2 oz
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 15
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 15
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 7 Color Set
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 7 Color Set
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Starter Set
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 7 Color Starter Set
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 7
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 12
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 1 1 2 oz
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink 14 Primary Color Set 1 1 2 oz
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 10
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 10
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 1
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Tattoo Ink Tattoo Supplies 40 Color Pigment 5ml bottle Complete Set Supply Kit
Tattoo Ink Tattoo Supplies 40 Color Pigment 5ml bottle Complete Set Supply Kit
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 9 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 9 Color Starter Set 1 2 oz
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Pro 15 Color Tattoo Ink Pigment Complete Set 1 2 OZ Tattoo inks
Pro 15 Color Tattoo Ink Pigment Complete Set 1 2 OZ Tattoo inks
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 8
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 10 Color Set 8
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Hot Makeup Kit Tattoo Eyebrow Pen Power Supply Needle Ink Set Make Up KIt
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 3
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 11
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 2
Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 2
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NEW HOT 1 2 oz 14 Color Tattoo Ink Set Kit 15MLTA023
NEW HOT 1 2 oz 14 Color Tattoo Ink Set Kit 15MLTA023
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MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink Black Onyx 4 oz
MOMs Millennium Tattoo Ink Black Onyx 4 oz
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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Moms Black Pearl Outlining 12oz Solid Liner Dark Usa
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Infinitii Tattoo Ink 1 2oz 5 Color Set 4
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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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