Posted by thunderdodge from IP: 126.96.36.199 on 03/24/09 etown ab.ca
SCREAM ink is pure shit in a 1oz bottle its called scream cause thats what the customer does at you after thier tattoo heals like shit and looks 30 years old after 2 weeks i use many different colors from different companys mickey sharps, intenz ,iron butterfly perma pro and today i got my first batch of moms millenium inks
Posted by Humbletat from IP: 188.8.131.52 on 03/25/09 Philly
Anybody who works in this industry knows that only through time and experience, trial and error will each person find their favorite colors of each brand of ink. Every artist I know, including myself, builds a customs set of inks for their use cobbled together from all the well known and reliable brands including: Starbrite, Intenze, Eternal, Millenium, Dynamic, Stable, Waverly, Skin Candy, Classic. That's just to name a few...BTW...I've been using the new Alla Prima black and i love it...anybody out there tried any of the colors yet? And i almost forgot Silverback is a kickass greywash set. Just my opinion..thought I'd throw it out there.
Posted by anwestern from IP: 184.108.40.206 on 05/18/09 viburnum, mo, usa
to the person who asked about prizm ink from superior tattoo....that ink is complete shit. it is very very dull. it's cheap so it might be good for someone to practice with but i would never put it on a customer. i personally like mom's ink, it's never given me any problems and all of the colors are very bright.
Posted by the ninja from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 05/20/09 england
I've found that most of the Eternal colours are brilliant, with the exception of light red, light purple and the yellows are great for highlighting but shit for solid block colour. Intenze black has to be the best black I've used so far and I've just started using the Starbright colours which, so far, I've found worked brilliantly, the white has to be the best white out there!!!
Posted by DEAD ERNEST from IP: 18.104.22.168 on 06/20/09 usa
Thanks for the honest answer humbletat. here what I discovered so far: kuro sumi ink is great if you want the fadded japanese look (look at books on japanese tatoos), The black turns blue, I hear talon turns a little blue, Skin candy japanese ink too & fades, The only one that stays true black is "Intenze Zuper Black" but it is thick chalky shit - your have to use lots of vaseline to wipe it off the skin. Skin candy pink does not stick nor there light green but the bellbottom blue is phoenomenal, Prizm & Intenze white did not stick. skin candy white kept a fadded egg white look even after 3 coats. Stop being stingy w/ the info guys! Tell us what brands have the best colors that stick & stay true! Otherwise don't reply & waste our time telling us the diffeance between ink & pigment terminology nonsense!
Posted by y-bloc from IP: 22.214.171.124 on 06/22/09
Classic Color Systems Tribal Black. It seems too thin at first, but is so easy to put in, wipe, and clean up, and it stays black and beautiful. The white is almost too easy to pack in and heals fast. Their bright Yellow is the only yellow I've ever used that I can see immediately while I'm working, and it's blinding. They have some other nice colors, but those three are hot.
Posted by LDYTA2R from IP: 126.96.36.199 on 06/22/09 United States
com'on boyz..... If you've been payin' attention to the the first 100 people you've worked on; has anyone & or anyobody that ever called you back took care of the tattoo to begin with? So,heres my limited 18 yrs exp. all ink can work in the the right medium i.e.needle size,tat style and client skin health. it's a crap shoot some where between good needles(1st) Decent and concistant ,skin flow, a little luck and the experience to notice the ink actually penitrating or repelling the individuals dermis within the first 2 or 3 minutes. It is trial and error per person some black stays beautiful some doesnt.remember, each person is different just the same as the design you are are appyling. Yes I know that this is not a direct answer but be patient dont be affraid of trying old-er trusted brands such as national tattoo supply electic blue is muted on some but go slow for opt' brightness(beacause you can still buy dry pigmnents in bulk and disprese accordingly you can be the judge ) 0r adding brighter highlights fom starbright like canary or lime, just dont ever mix with new brands over all with other brands they cause problems for most. do so in seperate settings if ness.
Posted by MYTH A.K.A from IP: 188.8.131.52 on 06/25/09 UNITED KINGDOM
I TEND TO USE KURO SUMI OUTLINE INK AND THERE GREY WASH FOR THE COLOURS IS STICK WITH SKIN CANDY THEY ARE TOTALL BRILLIANT I ALSO USE ETERNAL TRIPLE BLACK FOR TRIBAL AND ETERNAL LIGHT PURPLE AND ORANGE I ALSO YOU PRO COLOUR BLUE AND BABY PINK HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted by newjabber from IP: 184.108.40.206 on 08/18/09
This is a great thread, thx for all the info. So what i have learned is that there are many different good inks, and it varies from the artist what they like to work with. When i want to try different ink brands, then what is the best to test them on (exept humans) :-D
Posted by mary from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 08/18/09 Off the Map/TattooNOW
I can't attest to it personally as I don't tattoo, but I can say the large majority of our 60+ tattooers at the shop use a combo of intenze and eternal. I've also seen a few people starting to use Alla Prima. But thats more of an observation than opinion.
Posted by tzalta from IP: 18.104.22.168 on 09/27/09 Bulgaria
Hello guy`s its very interesting topic and i need some help with the ink. So I need advice witch one is THE BEST Black INK? i know that depends of the colour and etc but im asking for specified colour i need to get the BEST BLACK INK. So here is what i want...... im from Bulgaria and i know few good artist here.. they are very good but i can`t be sure what kind of ink they use.. do is good or do have much more better ink and etc.. Because for example when i ask him he telling me yes this is a good ink. So depends what mean good! The Ink can be good for him because he didn`t test alot diferent brands and in this moment he can think that this is the best ink for him but on the same time to have some other brand inks that he ever didnt know they exist. So i need help and advise from peoples with long expirience, because the tattoo i plan is very serious tattoo all of my hand with Skulls and Wariors the tattoo i want to get is Black ONLY with some shadows of course for this reason i WANT TO FIND out witch one is the best BLACK ink on the market i can buy it by myself and just to go into the Artist and to tell him i want to tattoo me with this black INK, because im sure that the tattoo will be perfect made but i want the black colour to be very cool and also to stay long in the years.. If you can help me will be great you can write me at email@example.com