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The Best Black Tattoo Inks Out There - Buy Black Tattoo Ink


When it comes to tattoo ink, there are a fair few brands out there that always prove to be very popular.  Choosing the right tattoo ink is really important, and making sure you get the right ink for the tattoos you're creating can make a big difference when it comes to making bold and solid tattoos that last a lifetime.

Black tattoo ink is used in lots of tattoos, being the staple ingredient for lines and shading, with some artists going through black tattoo ink faster than any other colour. There are different types of black tattoo inks for lining and shading, so it's important to get the right one for the job, and the right one for you!

Best black tattoo inks for professional artists


We've listed some of the top black tattoo inks out there, so if you're after the perfect black ink and aren't too sure which ink to go for, then take a look at some of our favourites, and check out the most popular black tattoo inks on the market

Eternal Lining Black

Eternal Ink Lining Black is a strong, solid colour that retains its boldness over time. The ink itself is an organic, non-toxic option and gives a clean, crisp line. It’s manufactured by one of the oldest tattoo suppliers in the industry, who have years of experience, and it's one of the most well-known and trusted brands out there. 

Lining Black tattoo ink from Eternal Ink

Dynamic Triple Black

Dynamic Triple Black has the same ingredients as the original Dynamic Black, but with a higher pigment content. Original black is all-purpose so is great for both lining and shading, however Triple Black is best for colour packing and shading.

Hailed by many artists as the richest black they have ever used, Dynamic Black Ink has a reputation for going into the skin very easily and staying dark after healing. Perfect for people who like thinner blended ink, this versatile ink is suitable for lining, tribal work, and shading. This ink blends well with other pre-made washes.

Triple Black tattoo ink from Dynamic Color

Radiant Colors - Real Black

Radiant Colors tattoo ink was reformulated and re-branded a few years ago, and it's bigger and better than ever. Now our top-selling tattoo ink, Radiant colours are highly pigmented and heal very vibrantly, maintaining their boldness and standing the test of time.

There are a few different options in their black ink range, including Tribal Black (best for colour packing), Turbo Black (perfect for lining), and Real Black, which is a brilliant all-rounder, and one that we'd highly recommend to all of our customers. 

Real Black tattoo ink from Radiant Colors

Nocturnal Super Black

World-renowned tattoo artists Franco Vescovi and Jack Rudy came together to produce an ink line that works like the drawing inks used in the industry with one important thing in mind: this ink is actually made for tattooing. Inks like Nocturnal Super Black have the the same fluidity as those drawing inks, but are darker and even smoother. 

Nocturnal Tattoo Ink is organic with only three ingredients: organic pigment, ethyl alcohol, and sterilised water. No harsh chemical solvents are in this ink. It has a thinner viscosity than other inks, but still heals perfectly. 

Super Black tattoo ink from Nocturnal Ink

Intenze Zuper Black

Intenze Zuper Black was invented by world famous tattoo artist Mario Barth. Perfect for solid colouring giving the deepest, darkest black finish, it comes in a large 12oz bottle, so it is a popular choice for those who primarily do solid black work.

Zuper Black from Intenze Tattoo Ink


Eternal Ink - Maxx Black

Maxx Black is a smooth, opaque, single pigment black tattoo ink without a colour shift or undertone. A truly black ink that goes in black and stays black!  It's suitable for line work, shading, or thinning to create your own dark grey wash. Maxx Black has a thinner viscosity than Eternal Triple Black but is similar to Eternal Lining Black for comparison.

Eternal Ink - Maxx Black


Hailed as ‘the perfect black tattoo ink’, Obsidian Black has a thin viscosity whilst maintaining a very deep black colour, making it absolutely perfect for lining and shading alike. Made in the UK with the highest purity of carbon black pigment and vegan -friendly, Obsidian is hypoallergenic, sterile and ResAP 2008 compliant.

It has been developed and perfected over time by experienced tattoo artists with over 20+ years of ink formulation knowledge behind them. It is a multi-purpose versatile black ink great for lining, shading and filling large solid areas. It goes into the skin really smoothly and washes down for super soft greys, ideal for realism.

Obsidian black tattoo ink

These are just a few of the black tattoo inks we have to offer, so if you want to check out even more of the best black tattoo ink on the market, then head over to our store where you can see the full range.

There's a black tattoo ink out there to suit the needs of all artists, and we're guaranteed to have the perfect one for you! If you have any questions regarding tattoo inks, then make sure you get in touch with us through our website, or leave us a comment in the box below.


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  • Antonia McLoughlin