Black Tattoo Inks

In times like these, it pretty easy to assume that all tattoo ink out there is safe for use, but you can’t assume anything these days. It is true that most manufacturers of tattoo ink make sterile tattoo inks that are safe to use and even more of them are starting to look for organic, non-toxic, vegan-friendly ingredients. However, you cannot assume that all tattoo ink is safe and it is up to you to make sure you do the research on this because there are counterfeiters out there that are trying to make some money and have lower standards.

It can be overwhelming to think about everything you need to look out for when buying tattoo ink. Just sticking to manufacturers with a good reputation is a good place to start. These companies that you’ve probably heard of are leaders in the industry for a reason. They take the time to stay away from harmful products and make sure they let you know with a list of the ingredients used. This is important when you are buying any tattoo ink and is also the case when looking for black tattoo inks.

We know the search for your next batch of black tattoo ink can be daunting because there are a lot of options out there right now. That said, we have compiled a list of some of the best black tattoo ink out there for 2019. Every product on this list comes from a reputable manufacturer and have high reviews. We hope that a description and a list of features will help make your search a little easier. Enjoy!

Bloodline Tattoo Ink All Purpose Black 1 ounce

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Bloodline Tattoo Ink – All Purpose Black in one ounce bottles is one of the most well reviewed and highly rated black tattoo inks out there this year. You get an ounce of their all-purpose black in for just $11 and it is well worth the cost. This is especially true if you just want to try something new. For tribal work, you should use as is with a magnum needle grouping only. For outlining, it is not recommended to take straight out of the bottle. For outlining, cut it down 3:1 with distilled water, Listerine or witch hazel for best results. This tattoo ink is also incredible for stick n’ poke tattoos.


– Color is all purpose black ink
– Comes in a 1 ounce bottle
– This is thick black tattoo ink that is great for tribal straight out of the bottle
– For outlining you’ll need to cut the ink

MOM’S Tattoo Ink – Black Onyx

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MOM’s Tattoo ink offers some of the most popular black tattoo ink out there right now and that is their Black Onyx that comes in a 2 ounce bottle. This is a great tester bottle to make sure you like, but we know you will because MOM’s is one of the most reputable tattoo ink out there and they have been for a long time. MOM’s Tattoo Ink is made by Millennium Colors, Inc and made in the United States.

The price of this bottle is great if you are using for a gift or just looking to test some new ink. This black is very vibrant and dark. Solid choice for any tattoo artist.


– This color is called Black Onyx
– Brand new item and 100% MOM’S Tattoo Ink
– This ink is made in the United States so you can trust the quality

Kuro Sumi Tattoo Ink for Outlining

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Kuro Sumi Tattoo Ink is made for outlining and comes in a 6 ounce bottle. Kuro Sumi is one of the best tattoo ink brands in the world and it is made right here in the United States.

Users are loving this ink. This ink holds up well and heals nicely while holding on to all the color. This black is dark unlike some black inks that you might have tried in the past. Some have complained about the bottle being leaking but outside of a few bad reviews for this, all the reviews on the ink itself are great.


– This bottle features organic tattoo colors
– Vegan friendly tattoo ink with no animal testing or byproducts
– Very bright and vibrant black color

Dynamic Black Ink Bottle, 8 oz

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The 8 ounce bottle of Dynamic Black Ink is one of our favorites of the 2019 year. Dynamic is well known for offering quality tattoo ink that is made with natural products and leaves dark, vibrant tattoos that hold color well.

This is a pre-dispersed, premium black in that was made to offer artists with longer lasting and bolder color. Dynamic is known for having one of the darkest blacks out there and they’re also known for creating an ink that goes easily into your skin.

The standard for the Dynamic Black Ink is perfect for tribal, shading and lining. We hope you enjoy it like other professional tattoo artists are.


– 8 oz bottle
– Color is black
– Premium, pre-dispersed tattoo pigment
– Can be used for tribal, shading and lining
– Also used to create washes and to blend
– Made in the United States

Intenze Professional Tattoo Ink Zuper Black 12 oz

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The Intenze Professional Tattoo Ink Zuper Black 12 oz is one of the most popular options for 2019 and the reviews show it. People are in love with this ink. This is one of the most intense and darkest blacks ever developed by INTENZE. This is great ink for covering up other tattoos as well as using for any dark lines that need to be inked. This ink is great on all skin tones.

At INTENZE, safety is always the number 1 priority and all of these pigments are sterilized in a lab that is certified to make sure the product raises the standards in health. INTENZE cuts out all known hazardous materials that are normally found in other inks.


– Ink that is designed by artists, for artists
– Safe and sterilized for your tattoo clients
– One of the most intense and darkest blacks out there for 2019
– This ink is formulated not to dry
– Tamper proof bottles are used
– No animal testing and vegan friendly