11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 13, 2012
This ink goes into the skin very nicely. This is a great buy. I highly recommend, plus it was shipped to me very quickly.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 14, 2014
I just purchased this last week. The colors look great in the bottle and even when poured into the cups but when put in the skin are absolutely hideous! I haven't tried them all and am afraid to! Just tried Starbrite's so called "Royal Blue" and it came out an UGLY medium blue gray when inked into the skin. I also mixed the colors to create a medium purple using the same so called Royal Blue and Bright pink. Again, looked absolutely fantastic in the cup and like crap once in the skin. The colors separated and inked in all variantes. I'm a professional and tell you what, these inks are NOT. I really thought these were a good deal on price and quality. I'm very disappointed and surprised that this product has such high ratings, it doesn't get mine.
11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2011
This is some of the best ink i have used and i have used them all so if your looking for good ink then look no further,HERE IT IS!!!!
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2013
Star Brite Inks Nice Quality. Good Price Goes in the Skin well holds well. A great company. Always buy quality Tattoo inks.
Educational information on how tattoo ink is made below & advanced techniques. Star Brite Inks are in palette. Star Brite Makes great Whites Yellows & Greens. They go in the skin smooth & hold up well. These Colors can be a problem for some Tattoo Artist. But Using Star-Brite, Eternal, Mom's Can Change that for you. * Bill *
** How Tattoo INK is Made. **
Tattoo Ink is Powder Pigment Plus a Carrier Solution.
Powder Pigment : Check out Alla-Prima ink- John Montgomery & Joshua Carlton's Company & National Tattoo supply, They both carry Powder Pigment & Ink. 2 ways to answer this Ink is typically drawing Ink, Like for outlining. & pigment is Color. Also to me the proper way is Powder is the Pigment & can be made into liquid Tattoo ink by a process. You need a Blender, to mix it in.
You can make your own Ink from Power Pigment: & a carrier solution - I want to start with the different types of ink first. Understand this & it just gets so much easier. First off there is No FDA approved ink! Next Do not use distilled water for Ink. Its for car batteries. We have used for years: Medical Grade Sterile Water, Medical Grade Glycerin, Which-Hazel, medical grade rose water.. a mixture of these. " Rubbing Alcohol is a no no, Glycerol Alcohol, you use the alcohol that is in Vodka ( gly pro) ". Tattoo Ink is not Ink it is a Power Pigment suspended in a carrier solution. The Carrier Solution does 4 things 1.) keeps the ink evenly mixed. 2.) Disinfects. 3.) Provides for even flow for distribution. 4.) Gives the ink its constancy, (ie) Thick, Thin . Thin Inks more Water & or Alcohol, & or Witch-Hazel . Thicker means more Glycerin. Too much glycerin & the Ink become oily. & if you see a crystallization forming on the bottle after it is left out open. Typically it is the Alcohol drying out in the air just add some witch hazel & your back in business. Now I have heard some say I left the cap out all night & the ink is still wet. That means its the best. No it means it has less alcohol & more water & mainly Glycerin that will keep it moist.
Carrier solution: typically Witch-Hazel or Alcohol or even both plus Sterile Water or Distilled Water,Sterile Water is better IMO & required in NY. Medical Grade Glycerin, Some people also add rose water this helps with redness as does witch-hazel. The glycerin keeps it thick & moist, alcohol & witch-hazel are also good to help with germ & fungus prevention. You will need to blend this then double boil it. Typically the alcohol & or witch-hazel are added after the boiling process. Let Cool & bottle. It is messy. But good to see how Ink is made.
What each of these does: medical grade glycerin, thickens the mixture & helps to keeps it moist & helps deliver ink & reduces bruising as well as reduces inflammation of the skin that causes scaliness, itching and rashes; rose water is a natural healer for the skin, helps prevent inflammation,anti-septic & anti bacteria properties. witch-hazel : reduce puffiness in skin, reduce bruising,helps prevent itching, sooth irritated skin,it also has anti-septic & anti bacteria properties.Sterile Water Medical Grade water, no bacteria.
" Bill's Miracle Water " ie Mix Cutting Solution: 45% Water 50% witch-hazel 5% rose water. & a few drops of medical grade glycerin,This is your mixing Solution (ie) carrier solution. This can be used on top of colors to keep them from drying out. Once in the ink caps. Add just a drop or 2 of " Bill's Miracle Water " on top of each color. You can also add this to bottles of ink that are drying out. As well as " Bill's Miracle Solution " Makes a great cutting solution for Grey-Washes.
The Powder can be used by it's self for special effects on tattoo areas a ** " Dusty Effect " Ala Bill ** - coat skin with a "light coat " of A&D ointment. then place powder in shaker & dust lightly over skin. Next run the machine EMPTY (ie) dry no ink or water & lightly go over area where the desired effect is to be placed. This will place some pigment in skin & create the Dusty Effect ! NOTE: Do this on Practice Skin & First several times before trying it on a client or friend. You May also stain the skin after the tattoo is finished by applying a lighter color over the tattooed area. The ink creeps into the holes & mixes with the other color or colors & Stains the area. CAUTION Under Stand Color Theory This is advanced.
Next Practice this several times on Practice Skin First, once mastered then you may try it on a client. Re: Cap & More detailed explanation. - You can make your own Ink from Power Pigment: & a carrier solution - I want to start with the different types of ink first. Understand this & it just gets so much easier.
& if you see a crystallization forming on the bottle after it is left out open. typically it is the Alcohol drying out in the air just add some witch hazel or better yet " Bill's Miracle Solution " Recipe listed above. & your back in business.
All you need to make ink is listed above. National Tattoo Supply & Alla-Prima Ink Carry Power Pigment. You will also need sterile bottles to put it in. a Blender to mix it in. ( Not Your Kitchen Blender ).
India Ink, Pen Ink, Have all been used in prison & home made Scratchier tattoos.
The Power Pigments Basically Break down into 3 types: 1.) Vegetable Base. 2.) Carbon Base (ie) Metals, Salts, Copper, Nickle, Steel, Lead, etc... 3.) Acrylic or Plastic Based.
Now advantages & disadvantages of each : Vegetable Base, Advantage :Organic Less Toxic that's good this is the best for your clients health. Disadvantage typically does not last as long (ie) fades fast in sun light.
Next is the Carbon Based They can still claim ORGANIC - However try & get an MRI with tattoos & guess what Metal in the ink is effected by the Magnets.ALL Black Ink is Carbon Based!!! Some Manufacturers also use carbon based inks in colors. This is why their are so many allergic reactions to some pigments REDS & BLUES. Advantage Carbon last a long time it typically goes in the skin well. Disadvantages Look Above - Health. some of these carbons are TOXIC.
Next is Acrylic or Plastic Based pigments: Advantages - Popping Bright Colors, since its an Acrylic (ie) like automotive paint it will generally hold up well. Disadvantages: Health Risk No one knows what is going to happen 20 yrs down the road. However I feel that plastics are used in artificial joints etc in medical procedures. So this to me is not a huge concern. But fact. Also Blending can be an issue for some. ** Good Luck ! Bill **
9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2012
the ink is a little runny and thin, but it goes in the skin really easy unlike moms ink lol. but do realize that it is not intenze ink, but the colors are nice they dont fade much. definatly recommend this product.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2011
i have full color 3/4 sleeves done all in starbrite ink i love the colors they stay brite and go in the skin great all the places down here in south Louisana use starbrite or eternal good ink cost money
on March 19, 2014
Don't read these reviews hoping to learn how to use the product. If you ordered these, you should already know how to use them. If you don't, go study a bit.
The info that you are really wanting to learn from the review section?
Yeah all good.
Shipped out well before their expiration date (don't have to worry about them expiring before I get the chance to use them).
The bottles came "shrink wrapped" together, mailed in a bubble wrap "envelope". No broken bottles. No spillage. They appear to be well mixed, not settled or separated (clear liquid floating on hardened pigment).
Only reason I only gave it four stars is, it is what is. I haven't used them yet (will probably do a separate review for the ink company its self. This is a review for ordering and shipping. Although, I am excited to try the red. hopefully it will stick better than PRIZM, MOMS, or the now defunked SuperiorInk.)
But it got four stars for the fact that it was well packaged, came in good condition, the shipping was spot on (only took a couple days to get here), and was a good value.