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Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Job on 11/30/05
NC

Hey whats up yall, I gotta question for some experienced tattoo artists. I browse the internet and look at some of the work thats being put out by Dave Tedder and lots others, thats super bright.

Which ink do yall believe is the brightest and holds the best?
I've heard Starbright, then I've heard Intenze, and some mix their own, I'd just like to know some more opinions and why.


Also, does brighter colors fade quicker? What about if you went over the same tattoo twice, wouldnt it put more ink in?

Thanks for any and all answers



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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by caribou on 11/30/05
Quebec

Find an artist who's work you really like and that you find bright to your liking (like Dave Teddler) and just ask em what ink they use! If they think you should know they'll tell you! If they don't want to tell you, pay them to put a nice bright tattoo on you and then you'll have that brightest ink you are craving with you always! simple enough...That's what I'd do...That's what I will do when I get to that point on my path...I personally wouldn't be asking random strangers on a forum when I already knew exactly who has my answer simply by the bright tattoos they execute! the trick is to convince Dave Teddler that you deserve to know what ink he is using...It would make me feel great that someone whos work I admire decided I was worthy of sharing with...but that's just me...Sorry about hijacking your thread...maybe someone else will give you the real answer.

Cheers!


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by soundbust@yahoo.com on 11/30/05
NC

Thanks for the reply.

I kinda understand where your coming from. Yes, its nice to have an artist share with you his or her personal techniques....obviously you get to see what ink they're using, unless their are just secretive.

But, why wouldnt I ask it up here on a message board just to get some different opinions???

I cant follow your logic there buddy. I mean, for all I know Dave might come up here and personally answer my question, or for all I know you could be Dave.

Either way....Dave, and tons of other guys bang out really bright work.
Different inks have minor differences and heal in different ways. Some companies make different colors brighter than other. For example, in my experince, I've personally noticed that I *believe* that Starbrights blue is brighter than Intenzes blue, but Intenzes purple is brighter than Starbrights. See what I mean? Maybe its just what I saw when getting tattooed, but its what I thought.

Or maybe guys could go over the tattoo once with Intenze, then with Starbright. Sounds really stupid, but could make for some dope shit. It doesnt matter what medium your working with, colors are always going to be the same, in the fact that, even if your painting or coloring with crayons, you can do some crazy shit by switching brands and experimenting.

Point being: I was just hoping maybe some guys who had experience doing this type of stuff could share adivce. Like I said, thanks for your reply.

Peace


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Caribou on 11/30/05
Quebec

Like I said....seems to me, if the best way choose where to get a tattoo is to pick an artist who's work really blows you away, logic seems to follow that the best way to know which brands are the really brightest is to ask the tattoo artist who's work you find is the brightest....there might very well be some different opinions on a message board like this, but how do you verify each of these opinions? ...I can't follow your logic....why go for a dozen unverified opinions when you have 1 solid proven visual lead....besides, I'm inclined to agree with you that differences in tattoo ink brands will be minimal compared to the effect of the skills or technique of the artist applying them, so it comes back full circle to the artist who's work you admire being the best source of the info you seek. The trick is to convince him/her to tell you.

Cheers,
Mark


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by mike from the shop on 11/30/05
selma OR. USA

if you really want or have to know all kinds of ink on the market right now is good its just a matter of finding the right colors that work for you!!! ... except superior their shit SUCKS!!!


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Skittlez on 12/07/05
NC

If your artist won't tell you what ink they are using find a new artist.
I use the same brand on myself that I use on my customers, and thats millinium.
Sinfully Skittlez


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Kaotik Grafix on 12/08/05
NC

I think the big question is not what ink he uses. I think that the type of work,and the techniques an artist use for there colors makes a big difference. MOM,Starbright, and irezumi pigments are ok for colors. But Remember that its also going to be the artist thats doin the tattoo. i hate MOM greens. My Buddy loves the MOM greens. so after finding out what inks he uses find out what techniques he use as well. Dont get me wrong there are some really bad inks out there. but a good tattoo artist knows that too..


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by poizzin on 12/10/05
Conyers Ga

I find That Stable is bad ass but some don't like the thickness. Intenze is great Nice selection of color - less mixing. Starbright and Millinium are next in line. I have all colors from all of these sets and love them all. I have a few other respectable sets of ink and also use regular.

PS Dave Tedder and Brandon Bond and Joe Cappo use one of the listed inks. Won't Say which but they will if you ask. Great guys all of them


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by keepinitreel4u2c@yahoo.com on 12/10/05

It is my experience that a skilled craftsman with the proper needles, using the right technique can pound chalk dust into skin and make it stay as bright as anything else on the market. Most pigments these days are produced for "dummies" who can't put pigment in skin. So it is watered down to make it thin, then all kinds of garbage is added to make it bright and opaque...all so people who can't tattoo can get it to stay bright. Learn about the tools. Learn about the proper needle configurations and sizes. Learn about proper technique, and it won't matter what brand you use.
It used to be a person learned to mix their own while they were apprenticing.


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by tat2boy27@yahoo.com from IP: 69.149.69.171 on 02/07/06
Arlington,Texas

If you want a great pigment that holds bright and for years to come and also is endorsed by Guy Atchinson and ed hardy try Perma Pro @ 817-276-9222


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by stacy from IP: 66.81.191.218 on 04/18/08
chico ca.u.s.a.

what do all of you think of skin candy ink?.... i use perma pro but was looking for somethig differant


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by wastavit from IP: 202.52.241.131 on 05/04/09
nepal

i dont like national,starbrigt n intenz is better,for me


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Matty from IP: 99.239.105.89 on 09/02/09
Canada

I'd say Intenze, Millenium, and Starbrite are all top notch pigments.
I prefer the dispersion and consistency of Starbrite, plus they are sterilized (some aren't). I just hate that their bottles don't have twist caps. They tend to get messy if you aren't careful.


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by teka from IP: 71.28.213.244 on 10/13/09
ketja

waverly ink is what all the big dudes use.


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by aralee edu from IP: 118.136.48.214 on 12/21/09
somewhere over the rainbow

Brandon Bond @all or nothing tattoo and the dudes from MIami ink ... use waverly. I tried few waverly colors, its a dope colors !! bright !! BUT .. TO thick to handle. but when you know how to mix it, i bet you'll like it. anyway i never try perma pro before ?? anybody ??
ps. i don't like stable ink from soba
pss. i don't like moms
psss. eternal, waverly and intenze .. is my choice.


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by aralee edu from IP: 118.136.48.214 on 12/21/09
somewhere over the rainbow

Brandon Bond @all or nothing tattoo and the dudes from MIami ink ... use waverly. I tried few waverly colors, its a dope colors !! bright !! BUT .. TO thick to handle. but when you know how to mix it, i bet you'll like it. anyway i never try perma pro before ?? anybody ??
ps. i don't like stable ink from soba
pss. i don't like moms
psss. eternal, waverly and intenze .. is my choice.


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by ArtAttackTat2 from IP: 98.16.46.35 on 12/26/09
NC

Ink is more of a matter of personal preference, tattooing style, and techniques that will determine what works best for you! Like the one guy said, you could put dust in the skin if you're doing it right. I've tried and used Millennium (Mom's), StarBrite, Intenze, Classic, Skin Candy, and ETERNAL. I don't know what constitutes a "Big Dog", but out of the hundred or so artists at the Richmond convention, I'd say 90% of them are using Eternal. I personally love the stuff and my entire shop uses it. It goes in smooth, great consistency, heals fast and bright! You'll have to be licensed to buy from them though! =0)


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Devilishlilcat from IP: 12.68.231.140 on 05/07/10
CA

Why don't you just ask someone who knows the ink best because they sell them?? Ask the ink seller or ask a bunch of sellers, they'll tell you everything you need to know about the ink. :)


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by INKRAT from IP: 173.26.149.203 on 05/09/10
united states

first of all the guys at miami ink use skin candy pigments and its the only inkpigment that miami ink and chris garver endorses so get your facts straight,and if your not a professional you have no buisness attempting to put ink in anyone in the first place !!! and on the subject of eternal joker and several other suppliers carry eternal pigments and you don't have to be licensed to purchase from them.
so thats another fact that you need to get straight.the fact about what inks are the brightest is that there are many different makers of pigments that are great like classic,eternal,skincandy,perma pro,
joker brand makes and has developed a great pigment with a nice neutral consistancy the fact is anyone of these pigments will be bright and work perfect for whatever effect your trying to achieve if you know what your doing and are using the proper machines that are properly tuned for what you are trying to achieve all the best tattoo artists I have ever known prefer creamier pigments that are a little thicker in consistancy and they will thin them out according to the effect that they are trying to achieve for each individual tattoo.there is no big secret to what pigment an artist is using and if he won't tell you then i would go somewhere else because i would want to know what is going into my skin and any tattoo artist worth his salt won't have a problem telling you the pigment he or she is using because they want you to know its safe and they also know that its not the pigment that makes them great its their skill in tattooing and their techniques.so hopefully this clears things up for you and if you are an artist that knows what you are doing and you have been trained properly and are'nt going to hurt someone you will just have to experiment with these different pigments that I mentioned and see which ones work best for you most times its a combination of several different types i myself use several different ones in combination according to the effects I am trying to achieve and the color I want so see what works best for you and try some different ones to see what works best for you. but like I said at the top if you don't know what your doing you should'nt be using any pigments because you could end up hurting someone !!!!!!!!!!!


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by pirategr@otenet.gr from IP: 87.203.112.43 on 06/08/10
greece

i have been tattooing now for 34yrs and i still have not found a more durable or smoother ink that goes into the skin like national ink, its simply the best but thats my opinion. good luck


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by BigMama from IP: 68.57.182.134 on 06/09/10
va

Try our new line of Octane inks. they are really taking off in the Va area and spreading fast. Our colors hold great even on the darkest of shintones. email indebtrva@yahoo.com


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Nevermore from IP: 166.147.97.163 on 05/04/12

Garver actually makes his own ink!


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RE:Which ink holds the brightest colors

Posted by Oogster from IP: 98.224.190.243 on 05/13/12
San Diego, CA. United States

Scream Ink from www.wwta2.com. It's one of the only organic pigments out now. A ink that dries like paint and flakes like broken glass (Intenze) should not be in your body. Think I'm pulling your leg. Test it for yourself. There colors are truly bright and fade 50% less then all other inks. But my belief is, the whiter the brighter. Dark skins make inks hide there true vibrent potential.


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