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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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Portrait Set 14 Color 1 2 5oz kit moms bottle kit
Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Portrait Set 14 Color 1 2 5oz kit moms bottle kit
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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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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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Complete Tattoo Kit needles 2 Machine Guns Power Supply 40 Color Inks HW 8GD 3
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Tattoo Kit 2 Machines Gun 40 color Inks Power supply needles Grip Tip HW 8GD 1
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TOP Tattoo Kit 2 Gun Power Supply Set Grip Ink 50 Needles Tip Equipment D53GD 1
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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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Tattoo Kit 2 Machines gun 54 color Inks Power supply needles Equipment HW 6GD 3
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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 2 Machines Gun 40 color Inks Power supply needles Grip Tip HW 8GD
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Starter Tattoo Kit 2 Machine Gun Power Supply Set Inks Needles Grips Equipment
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NEW Tattoo Pigment 40 Color 5ml bottle Ink Set USA Free Shipping
NEW Tattoo Pigment 40 Color 5ml bottle Ink Set USA Free Shipping
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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 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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Tattoo Kit 5 Machine Gun 54 color Inks Power supply needles Grip Tip Set D179GD
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MOMs Primary Color Kit 1 Millennium Tattoo Ink Set 5oz
MOMs Primary Color Kit 1 Millennium Tattoo Ink Set 5oz
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Pro New Tattoo Ink Pigment set 40 Color 15ml 1 2 OZ Free 1 Black Ink
Pro New Tattoo Ink Pigment set 40 Color 15ml 1 2 OZ Free 1 Black Ink
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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
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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Color Set Primary 7 Moms Bottle Kit 1 2 Oz Ounce USA
Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium Color Set Primary 7 Moms Bottle Kit 1 2 Oz Ounce USA
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Tattoo Kit 2 Machines Gun 54 color Inks Power supply needles Grip Tip HW 6GD 8
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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
$29.93
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 10 Primary Colors Kit Set 1 2 oz
StarBrite Tattoo Ink 10 Primary Colors Kit Set 1 2 oz
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Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium 56 Color complete Set moms 1 2 5oz ounce bottle kit
Moms Tattoo Ink Millennium 56 Color complete Set moms 1 2 5oz ounce bottle kit
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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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Complete Tattoo Kit power 50 needles 2 Machine Guns Power 40 Color Inks 10 24GD
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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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Free 1pc Stainless Steel TATTOO gun machine ink TIP SET kit for grip tube needle
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StarBrite Tattoo Ink 6 Color Kit I Set 1 2 oz
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Tattoo Kit Equipment 6 Machine Gun Power Supply Set 54 Color ink Grip Needles
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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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