Since antiquity, people have made inks from natural pigments found in plants and minerals. The basic process of suspending pigment in a liquid is still the same today and can be easily replicated at home. Several recipes... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting

India ink, or Indian ink, is a simple black ink derived from carbon. Indian ink is composed of a variety of fine soot called lampblack, combined with water and a binding agent to allow the ink to be more durable after dr... More »

Although there are numerous ways to create homemade tattoo ink, recommends using a non-toxic formula for safety precautions. Mixing wood ashes as a staining component with vodka, which has sterilizing propertie... More »

Tattoo inks, also referred to as pigments, are usually made from minerals and vegetable dyes. Black, red, brown, orange and yellow pigments contain a mixture of minerals and organic ingredients. More » Beauty & Fashion Body Art Tattoos

Modern printing inks are made with oils or petroleum distillates combined with organic pigments. Black ink is made with carbon nanotubes. More traditional inks are made with a mixture of dye and oil or water. More »

Glow-in-the-dark tattoo ink, also known as UV tattoo ink, is available, but the long-term side effects of the use of these inks for tattoos is unknown, according to TechnologyGuide. Despite the name, such tattoo inks glo... More » Beauty & Fashion Body Art Tattoos

Etch brass by stamping or drawing a design with oil-based ink on the brass and setting the brass in the ferric chloride or etching solution for up to two hours. For the project, collect etching solution, a piece of brass... More » Hobbies & Games Crafting