Welcome back to our weekly Tat Tues event where we meet at the crossroads where the worlds of tattooing and Day of the Dead intersect. This week, wear are going to talk about ink.
The ink that is used in a tattoo is arguably the most important element in the entire art piece. Some may argue it is the tattoo machine and others might say it is the artist. Our contention is that the ink is the most important element because when you leave the studio, it is the only thing you actually get to keep. Ink is so important that tattoo artists in the early days had secret recipes of ink brew that they concocted to build their reputations for the longest lasting tattoos.
The inks used today vary in quality. Here is an example of old color being rejuvenated.