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 »

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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, About.com 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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