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 »

India ink is chemically safe for tattoos, but the process of creating a homemade tattoo can be dangerous. According to experts at the Mayo Clinic, no matter what type of ink is used, only licensed professionals should be... More »

There is no safe, commercially produced gold tattoo ink in wide use. Some tattoo artists add chemicals to yellow ink to create gold ink, but these counterfeit inks pose serious health risks. 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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According to the Mayo Clinic, a raised, itchy rash on a tattoo usually is the result of an allergic reaction to tattoo ink. Red, green, yellow and blue inks are the most common offenders, but an allergy to any color ink ... More »

A circle tattoo is a permanent picture that is drawn with ink just below the surface of the skin in the shape of a circle. In a circle, all points must be equidistant from the center. More »

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Home tattooing requires a needle, a pencil with an eraser, a ballpoint pen, tattoo ink, cotton swabs, rubbing alcohol and a bandage. To create a tattoo, make a tattoo implement, sterilize the needle and the skin, draw a ... More »