Ink removal methods vary depending on the ink category. For water-based ink stains, lay the stained clothing on top of a clean dry towel or cloth, and apply water to the stained area. Blot with another clean cloth to transfer onto the cloth.
Rubbing alcohol can remove permanent ink stains. Take a white towel and put the stained cloth on top. Blot the stained area with rubbing alcohol. The towel underneath may start getting wet and discolored from the ink leaching out. Move the garment to a clean dry section of the towel so that the cloth does not pick back up any of the removed ink. Continue blotting until no more of the ink can be removed, and then rinse the stained area to the point it is absolutely free of the rubbing alcohol. If that does not work, repeat the procedure outlined using fingernail polish remover in place of rubbing alcohol.
To remove ballpoint ink stains, repeat the steps in the examples above using rubbing alcohol. After rinsing the garment thoroughly, apply normal liquid laundry detergent onto the area, and let it sit for between three to five minutes. Then wash it in the hottest water safe for the fabric and put it to dry.