About Tattoo Ink –Colors and Risks

02/03/2011 11:09


Tattoo body art has been an essential part of most people’s life. It’s really amazing to see so many fantastic designs on their bodies. Tattoos, indeed, become a fashion, especially among the young, to show their special personalities. To apply a tattoo on your body, you should do many preparing work. Besides the needed tools and skilled, a much more important thing for you is to learn about how to make a proper choice among various tattoo ink and mix those tattoo ink colors to create an awesome design.

Basically, there are eight tattoo ink colors that are required by almost all the designs, namely, green, red, purple, yellow, orange, blue, brown and white, which are called the basic colors of tattoo ink that will be applied directly or be mixed by tattoo artists to make different color shades. Besides, some more colors are frequently used, such as gold, magenta, ecru, crimson red, mud red and so on.

  To choose a suitable tattoo ink color is a challenging task as you should take the skin tone into consideration. For fair skin, never apply those light colors like yellow, orange or something else like that, which appear to be less visible. To pick a right color for dark skin will be much more difficult, but dark reds, light pinks and blues will be a better choice.

  Though tattoo ink is vital, you should be aware that there exist possible risks with every tattoo ink color as the main constituents of ink are clay, coal, various organic compounds, chemicals and iron, which may result in a risk of an allergic reaction based on an individual's medical history.

Things will be better if you follow the tattoo artist’s advice. He will tell you what colors are suitable to you. Bad choices will cause allergic reactions which results in severe scabbing on your tattooed area, then the original quality of the tattoo ink colors are missing. And you may need some topical cream or steroid injections to treat the reactions.

   More suggestions on buying tattoo ink: get to know how a tattoo design is applied on the body, and how tattoo ink interacts with the skin to get the most suitable ink for your own tattoo body art.