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Ink: Best brand to mix my own colors?

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As a starting artist, I'd love to be able to buy a ton of new colors. However, it's expensive. I'm looking for the best brand of ink to mix my own.

I'd thinking of getting the three primary colors + white and black, and mix until I can afford a full color ink kit. The tattoos I want to start with are small pieces anyways

Any recommendations on the brand and base colors? Thank you.
 

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Keep on with the simplest color theory, primary + B&W, you're totally good with that.

The choice of brand, i'll let that to other peeps in here. I only tattoo with Black.

My question on top of this is: How to mix those inks together efficiently? i saw electric ink mixers, like vibrating tips or vibrating bases which shake them well enough.

I wouldn't like to build a rose color and end up with a flow of red because it didn't mix well enough with white in my cup.

Peace,

DKJ



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I have this little mixer I bought from Killerink. You use disposable mixer rods.

It works great, although I never tattoo with colours, so I never use it šŸ˜Š

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I use those mixers for mixing up my calligraphy inks :)
I should probably use them for mixing the tattoo inks, but I just stir with my tube.
Most of the good companies sell small sample size kits of all of the primary colors. Add black and white and you're set. 1/2 oz is good for a while, but 1 oz is better if you're practicing a lot. Starbrite is having a huge sale right now and all of their stuff is on sale, so you can add a few more colors to it as well.

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