How Do You Make Homemade Tattoo Ink From Household Items?

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Making homemade tattoo ink can be safe if you know how to follow the right protocols and use the right kind of ingredients. However, since tattoo ink is often inserted under the skin, your best bet is to find a professional that has experience in order to reduce the risk of infection. Sterile supplies and procedures are key to preventing infections, which sometimes can be deadly. Many tattoo artists now make their own homemade tattoo inks because commercial tattoo inks can contain heavy metals and because manufacturers are reluctant to release the ingredients. This homemade tattoo ink recipe focuses on items that you have readily available at home. However, there are some inexpensive alternatives that can be obtained at your local art supply store that will go a long way and save you some of the effort. Sanitize your work area and all supplies thoroughly. Soak the plastic bottle and lid in boiling water. Wipe down the stir stick and your work counter with a small amount of rubbing ... more
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