CaviCide

Ultimate Disinfectant

★ ★ ★ ★

July. 31, 2013
By:
UCTattoos


Cavicide tattoo review tattooradar.com This review is for: CaviCide

 

CaviCide is a Tuberculocidal, Bacterialcidal, and Fungicidal surface disinfectant. It is ready-to-use, and contained biodegradable detergent. CaviCide is tested effective on inanimate surfaces against Mycobacterium tuberculosis var: bovis (BCG), Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Trichphyton mentagrophytes, Candida albicans, Methiclillin Resistant Staphylocococcus aereus (MRSA), Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Faecalis (VRE), Satphyloccocus aereus with Reduced Susceptibility to Vanomycin, Multi-Drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebiella pneumoniae, Bordetella peterussis, Extended Spectrub Beta-lactamase Escherichi coli (ESBL), Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Coronavirus, and Influenza A2 Virus. An appoxymate three minus sit period is required to cover ALL of the above mentioned, with a minimum sit period of thirty secons.

 

CaviCide’s active ingredients ae: Diisobutylphenoxyethoxyethyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride 0.28%, Isopropanol 17.20%, and inert ingredients 82.52%. It is also corrosive so be sure to keep out of reach of children, and avoid contact with eyes. Avoid contamination of food. Flush with plenty of water for at least fifteen minutes if you get it in your eyes. CaviCide is what is used in the hospital here to clean blood spills, and other non-critial medical instruments. CaviCide will effectively clean, and disinfect your machines, work station, vinyl seats, your stool, clip cord, power supply, and even your floor if you deem necessary. I use green soap for routine floor cleaning, and CaviCide once weekly.

 

Proper use of this product is to apply directly to the surface, and wipe clean with paper towel, or rinse the surface and wipe dry, or allow to air dry. When cleaning my machines I spray onto a paper towel, and wipe the machines down thoroughly making sure to get into every crack, and space. This is mainly to remove the chance that anything could be left behind, and cause excess moisture build up on my machines. Everything else gets a direct spray. Be sure to always wear gloves as this product is corrosive, and a mask if available. I have been told that CaviCide is very dangerous to your lungs if inhaled. It can also be used in an ultrasonic cleaner with a mixture of 30mL (1fl. oz) of CaviCide per litre (0.26gal) of distilled water. Immerse objects into the mixed solution, and activate for three minutes or more.Cavicide tattoo review tattooradar.com

 

I’ve been using CaviCide for my entire career, and have never had a single infection, or any other complication that could come from my machines, work surface, or anything else around my work area. All of my bottles, jars, work station, arm rest, bed, machines, everything is cleaned with CaviCide. Do NOT dilute. Using CaviCide with proper cleanliness, and cross contamination reduction practices will result in a very clean, and sanitized environment for your tattooing.

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CaviCide gets a 4 out of 5 not because it lacks the power to clean, and sanitize your studio, but mainly because of how dangerous it can be if used improperly. Granted any solution you use to sanitize will do this, but not everyone takes the proper care to wear gloves, and a mask when using their products. I recommend it to everyone, and have even gone as far as giving some away to friends who tattoo to be sure they have the best possibly agent available. Remember do not dilute the solution, and if you are not using disposable grips wiping them down with CaviCide, or running them through an ultrasonic cleaner is not enough to sterilize. You MUST use an autoclave.

Bayer Bactine Review

Anaesthetic

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

July. 30, 2013
By:
UCTattoos


Bactine Review on TattooRadar.comThis review is for: Bayer Bactine

 

Here is a review for a very popular, and well known product: Bactine. It is an anticeptic, and anaesthetic spray used to gain relief from sunburns, minor burns, cuts, scratches, and insect bites. It comes in both a spray bottle, and a liquid bottle. The fully liquid bottle comes with a top under the cap with a small pin hole in it to control the flow, and allow the use of the bottle to squirt the contents rather than leak them out.

 

I personally use the pump spray bottle in my studio. However, it is 105mL apposed to the 120mL of the other bottle. As such I normally use the latter to refill the spray bottle. The medical ingredients are: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13% w/w, and Lidocain Hydrochloride 2.5% w/w. The non-medical ingredients are: Camphor, Clove Oil, Edetate Disodium, Eucalyptus Oil, Lidocain, Marjoram Oil, Nonoxynol 9, and Propylene Glycol. It is for external use only, and not to be used in eyes, mouth, ears, or on sensitive areas of the body. Bactine is used to cleanse wounds, prevent infection, and relieve pain and itching caused by sunburn, minor burns, cuts, scratches, insect bites, and poison ivy.

 

Bactine Review on TattooRadar.comBactine is easy to used, effective, promotes healing, and soothes the tattoo during the process. When used during the tattoo process it can help relieve a lot of the burning sensation, reduce redness, swelling, and also has a numbing effect. It lasts about twenty minutes, and then will need to be reapplied. Do not excessively reapply. The best way to use Bactine is to either soak a paper towel, and gently press it on the skin–I find you receive better results if you apply gentle pressure—or to soak the area, and cover with saran wrap. Both methods require a ten minute waiting period, as well as require the skin to be broken in order to have the desired effect. In other words your client will have to at least sit through your outline before you can use this product.

 

I also use Bactine as part of my every day wash solution. I add four cap fulls of Bactine with four cap fulls of Witch Hazel to my wash solution with distilled water, and PurKlenz. I’ve noticed a drastic difference between this combination, and just the distilled water, and PurKlenz. With the two other added products I’ve notice a very strong reduction in both redness, and swelling. It works especially well if you use a wet wiping technique during your tattoo.

 

The bottle of both of the variations of the product are designed exceptionally well. With the pump bottle you have the main white bottle, and a green cap. Under the green cap is a clear cap covering the main green pump. The pump itself works very well. I’ve been using the same bottle for quite some time, and the pump still works as if it were new. The squeeze bottle has much of the same design. However, it has a child safe twist cap, and under near is the clear cover to squeeze the contents out. I recommend the pump bottle for the saran wrap method, and the squeeze bottle for the paper towel method.

 

 

UCTattoos gives Bayer Bactine 5 out of 5 for this product. All in all this is a great product. It works well on it’s own, and even helps during the entire tattoo process if used in conjunction with your wash solution. Everything from the results, to both bottle designs have been done perfectly, and with due purpose. I use this product in my studio, and recommend to it any tattoo artist, or apprentice.

Eikon Clip Cord Covers

Cover your Cords

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

July. 30, 2013
By:
UCTattoos


Eikon Clip Cord Cover Review on Tattoo Radar.comThis review is for: Eikon Device’s Clip Cord Sleeves

 

Eikon device has their own clip cord sleeves that are available on their website, or at registered vendors across North America. You may even be lucky to find this product from a non-registered vendor. These cords—or at least something of the similar design—are a must in any tattoo shop, or studio. These are used to keep your clip cord clean, and to keep it from touching your client and causing possible infections. It also helps to prevent cross contamination.

 

The clip cord is one of the dirties pieces of equipment in a tattoo studio. Unless it is constantly cleaned, or covered at all times this piece of equipment can harbor a lot of dirt, and grime. They have the possibility of dropping on the floor, being touched by the client, touching the clients tattoo during the tattoo process, being touched by either your prep gloves or your working gloves, and a plethora of other ways. As such it should be cleaned after each use with a disinfectant such as CaviCide, and covered during each tattoo you perform.

 

Each package of this comes with a white box, with blue writing on it that displays all the information about the product. This includes the company name, a toll free number, their website, a product number, quantity (250 – filled by weight), their size (2” x 24” – 51mm x 610mm), and a small image of a tattoo machine. The top of the box is perforated, and a small oval can be removed for an opening to take out your sleeves. You can also do like I do and remove them to place them in a sterile jar.

 

Eikon Clip Cord Cover Review on Tattoo Radar.comI personally like these sleeves as they do not have the split in them like some of the other clip cord sleeves you can get. This means that no matter how you place your clip cord the end will be rigid, and easy to pierce. Also, if you do like I do and use RCA clip cords it’s very easy to tape the end of the sleeve onto your cord. Their clip cords are made from a blue plastic that makes it very easy to see, identify, and find if dropped on the floor. I also like that it matches their machine bags. I’ve seen some suppliers sell clear clip cord sleeves, but blue machine bags.

 

The proper use of these is to slide your clip cord in—if using bunny ear clip cord its easier if you use the end that goes into the power supply—then squeeze the two ears together and release. The pressure of the springs when released will then cause the bunny ears of the clip cord to pierce the sleeve holding it in place. An optional step is you can tape the area between to seal that area. This will prevent any spray from getting inside the sleeve. If using RCA you can easily slide either end of the clip cord into the sleeve, then you just need to tape the top of it so it doesn’t slide off your cord. You then plug in whichever cord you’re using, and you’re done.

 

These are available at Eikon Device’s website(www.eikondevice.com), their toll free number (1-800-427-8198), or at any registered retailer. As stated before you may even get lucky and fine one near by that isn’t registered.

 

These are by far my favourite cord sleeves, and receive a 5 out of 5 rating. I really like how it is easy to use, hold in place, and find if dropped. Obviously if dropped it is garbage, but they are very smooth and if not found it is easy to slip on them. I recommend these to any, and all tattoo artists and apprentices.Eikon Clip Cord Cover Review on Tattoo Radar.com

 

 

Powerful Ointment

Powerful Ointment

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

June. 24, 2013
By:
UCTattoos


This review is for: After Inked™

 

I acquired this directly from the After Inked website. After Inked is a daily moisturizer, and aftercare lotion that promotes healthier looking tattoos, and skin. It is enriched with Grape Seed Oil, food-grade ingredients, non-petrolium based, paraben-free, fragrance-free, gluten-free, Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic, and is a non-irritant. After Inked reduces itches, and soothes the skin, and it will not stick to your clothes. It is also cruelty free, and vegan!

 

Some things that set this ointment apart from other ointments are the fact that it is cruelty free, vegan, and gluten-free. This works well for artists, and clients who are vegetarian, or vegan, or simply just animal lovers. It is not tested on animals, and to me that is a pretty big selling point of the ointment. After Inked being gluten-free is also a very nice touch. There are people out there that have Celiac disease, and may not know which ointments they can use for aftercare. It also gives artists an alternative ointment to use during the process in case of a client with said disease.

 

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After Inked Review

As mentioned this ointment is good from start to finish. I have tattooed with it, and have used it on myself for aftercare. I have also referred many of my clients to it. Before using the ointment I did what I call a “reaction test.” I place a bit of ointment in the ditch of my arm before bed, then check for any rashes, redness, pimples, or any abnormal skin conditions when I awake. I also had a few clients do the same before writing this review. Out of myself, and five different clients not a single reaction was mentioned. As a tattoo ointment it works very well. You don’t need much. A little bit of After Inked goes a long way. A raindrop amount is really all you need to cover an entire tattoo(larger pieces use two raindrops). It is also difficult to over moisturize with After Inked. Unless you put on a heaping amount of it you simply just put it on, and rub in the thin layer until the lotion is no longer visible.

 

After Inked strongly recommends not combining After Inked with any other products. It is all you will need for any new, or existing tattoos. They recommend applying a thin layer of After Inked to clean hands, and gently message over a freshly completed tattoo, and rub until lotion is no longer visible. Repeat this process two to three times a day, or as needed. You will only require a small amount to keep your tattoo moist. Gently wash your new tattoo with mild soap, and warm water before bedtime; lightly pat, or air dry, and apply a thin layer of After Inked. Avoid unnecessary touching, do not scrub or scratch, wear clean and soft clothing, avoid the sun, and do not submerge. Continue to use After Inked every day to keep your existing tattoo vibrant. However, these are just their guidelines. Please always follow your tattoo artists aftercare advice.

 

The ingredients of After Inked are all food-grade: Aqua (Water), Vitis Vinefera (Grape), Glycerin (veg), Steric Acid (veg). Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Synthetic Beeswax, Simmondsia Chinensis (veg), Cetyl Alcohol (veg), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange), Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacidic Acid. After Inked does not contain any ingredients derived from wheat, barley, rye, or oats.

 

 

After Inked Review Close up of Back of Bottle
After Inked Review Close up of Back of Bottle

After Inked can be purchased from their website at www.afterinked.com. On there they have an email form, and a phone number. Also on their “Locations” section of the website they have a list of way over twenty authorized distributers in both the United States of America, and Canada (among other countries). You can also read many video testimonials on their website, and get more aftercare tips!

 

I give After Inked 5 out of 5, because of the intense attention to detail, the points I mentioned above that make it stand out of other ointments, and the fact that I have yet to meet someone to have a reaction with the product (even those with sensitive skin!). This is a fantastic product, and you can tell that they put a lot of effort into it, and that it is Formulated for Perfection.

Intense DVD Tutorial

Intense DVD Tutorial

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

June. 24, 2013
By:
UCTattoos


This review is for: welcome tattoo: Apprentice Training Series (Disk 1) by C.R. Jordan

 

 

DSCF5857This is a very amazing DVD. I seriously wish I could give it six, or even seven stars! I was expecting a good quality DVD from C.R. Jordan, but was pleasantly surprised with what I had received. The DVD case itself is very minimal. However, I kind of like that. It makes me think of my tattoo machines. The looks are minimal, but they work; whereas Chinese machines look kind of cool, but don’t work well at all. Even the DVD itself has a professional cover on it. Please note that this DVD series will not be a replacement for a formal apprenticeship. It is simply a tool to go along with it, and enhance what you are learning from your professional mentor.

 

This DVD features C.R. Jordan himself in the sections of the DVD where you see someone breaking down, or rebuilding a machine, along with his lovely wife relaying all the info. C.R. Jordan does not work overly fast, nor does he go as slow as a snail when demonstrating how to properly work your machine, and his wife speaks in a clear, and confident voice, and enunciates very well. All information within this DVD is relayed perfectly, and is very easy to understand.

 

This DVD runs for approximately 112 minutes, and contains four chapters, and an intro: Intro: Warnings, Ch1: Welcome, Ch2: How it Works, Ch3: Parts of the Machine, Ch4: Take it Apart, and Ch5: Assemble the machine. There are also really awesome tips within the DVD. Between certain parts of the DVD it will take a short break, and you will see “APPRENTICE TIPS” in a transition, and you will then be given a helpful tip, such as: Budgeting a whole roll of paper towel per tattoo.

 

 

welcome tattoo DVD 1
Inside of the Amary Case of welcome tattoo apprentice disk 1

The quality of the DVD is phenomenal. Everything is very crisp, clear, and well edited. There are many diagrams, and 3D images to help guide you with the information that is being relayed to the viewer. Also when the speaker is talking there are even lists beside her. This is so when you re-watch the video you can take notes. The editing is amazing. There are intros, the way each chapter is shown with what seems to be a thick steel door with writing on it, the TattooBooksOnline logo at the start of the video, and much, much more.

 

This DVD is available on Amazon for a low respectable price, and free shipping.

 

I give this DVD by C.R. Jordan a 5 out of 5 rating, and this is only because I will not exceed a five star rating for any of my reviews. This DVD is fantastic, well made, organized, easy to understand, and inexpensive. Well worth what you will pay for it. I definitely recommend any apprentice to get this DVD.

PurSan 118mL Skin Cleanser

Aftercare Skin Cleanser
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
May. 13, 2013
By: UCTattoos

This review is for: SOLabs’ PurSan 118mL Skin Cleanser

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This was purchased directly from Science Options Laboratories Inc. It is a very nice sized bottle of 118mL with a flip-top cap to prevent cross contamination. It is paraben-free, fragrance-free, replenishes natural emollients, purifies skin, hydrates the skin and prevents damage caused my dryness, kills odour-causing bacteria, and contains Chloroxylenol (PCMX).

This soap is amazing. By far my favourite soap I have tried. All of my clients who have tried it also swear by it. It makes your skin very soft afterward, and lathers amazingly. You use a raindrop sized amount on your finger, and it will lather your entire tattoo! Using very little it also lasts quite a long time. I’ve had a repeat client use this for five tattoos, and still have a little bit left. It is used for aftercare, not for use during a tattoo. It is also designed to work in tandem with PurKlenz, and PurTect. This way when artist, and client use the PurLine there is no chance of reaction between soaps, and ointments.

Recommended usage protocols can be found on their website for both tattoo, and piercing aftercare. Their usage protocols for tattooing are pretty spot on. Their MSDS for the product is also available there. The only difference I recommend to my clients is to not use it under running water, and to wait at least one hour before applying your aftercare ointment. This is to prevent water logging of your tattoo. Their protocols are as follows: Apply PurSan to hands to wash and rinse hands, wet the tattooed area to be washed, apply a small amount of PurSan to freshly washed hands and gently rub the tattoo area, rinse fully under running water, gently pat dry with a clean towel, apply appropriate aftercare ointment, repeat 2-3 times a day for seven days.

It is very difficult to use this product incorrectly. It is designed phenomenally. SOLabs is also very good for taking the advice of their clients, and other tattoo artists, and are always working on their formula to improve their product for the tattoo industry. They work to make the clients, and industry better rather than to make a quick buck. The only thing I can see people doing is using too much, but really—from experience—all that will do is make you need to put forth extra effort to make sure you rinsed all the soap off of your tattoo. However, being as you use very little this soap is a must have for anyone who is thinking of getting a tattoo. It is inexpensive, and goes a very long way. I’d also like to mention that their packaging is amazing. PurSan is shipped sealed, and covered in a protective barrier.

PurKlenz, PurTect and PurSan are available in Canada at www.solabs.ca and distributed by Eikon Device, BodyArtPro (PurKlenz only) and Bowers Medical Supply. See the American website www.purklenz.com for a list of Canadian and American Distributors selling PurKlenz and PurTect in the U.S.A. Note, PurSan should be available in the U.S.A. soon.

PurSan is by far my favourite soap on the market. It easily gets 5 out of 5, and I request everyone I speak with to use it. Using the entire PurLine is a safe and easy way to prevent reactions with products, and they work amazingly well. Everyone should use it.

ADENNA Shadow Nitrile Gloves

Perfect Gloves

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

May. 27, 2013
By:
UCTattoos

 

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Nitrile Gloves Adenna review by TattooRadar.com Tattoo Books Online LLC

This review is for: ADENNA Shadow Nitrile Gloves

 

These were purchased at PHILink TATTOOz in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. They cost about $20.00. You can probably find them cheaper online as there is shop mark up.

 

I love these gloves to death. Out of all the gloves I have tried these are my go to guys for tattooing. They are thick, durable, ambidextrous, powder-free, latex-free, puncture resistant, and textured. The box contains approximately 100 gloves. I say approximately because it goes by the weight of the box. Sometimes you’ll get a few extra, or a few less. They are also single use only. They are available in various sizes from Small to Extra Large. The box shows Extra Small, but they don’t seem to have Extra Small in Size drop down menu on the website.

 

These gloves do contain acrylonitrile-butadine which may cause allergic reactions. Some other components u sed in making the gloves may also cause allergic reactions in some people. If you or your client are allergic to nitrile, or experience any discomfort please stop using the gloves, and consult a doctor.

 

The quality of these gloves are amazing. They are single use only, and should not be reused. They provide an excellent biological barrier. However, they are not intended for use as a chemical barrier. These gloves are puncture resistant to a degree, and are very strong. You can pull on one of the fingers, and it will get tight but will take some effort to snap. The fingertips are also textured which makes picking up needles, and stretching skin much easier. Be sure to inspect your gloves before, and during the tattoo procedure. Common practice here is to blow inside the glove. If it doesn’t inflate there is a hole in it. This also loosens the gloves making them easier to put on.

 

Being ambidextrous is also a huge plus. You don’t need to go searching through the box to find a left, or right handed glove. You simple grab two gloves, put them on, and are good to go. They are also powder-free which is perfect for tattooing. However, they are non-strile, so I do rub them with 70% hand sanitizer. Not to mention these gloves are black, so you look awesome wearing them! Their minimum thickness is 5 millimetres, and have a polymer coating.

 

I swear by these gloves during my tattoo process, so I give them a 5 out of 5. Due to their amazing durability, textured fingertips, and the fact that are Nitrile I recommend them to everyone! They are manufactured in Malaysia for Adenna Incorporated, and can be purchased on their website: www.adenna.com .

SOLabs’ PurTect

Ointment of the Gods

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

March. 26, 2013
By UCTattoos


This review is for:
SOLabs‘ PurTect

 

I purchased this ointment from: PHILink TATTOOz(a tattoo shop in my city). It costs me about $20.00CAD with taxes. However, if you buy direct from SOLabs it turns out to be cheaper. You need to buy a case though. It’s more expensive at once, but cheaper in the long run. If you go through it quickly, and have the funds I suggest buying a case!

 

purTect AfterCare
purTect AfterCare

This is a great ointment. I use it during my tattoo process, as well as an aftercare for myself! It works great both ways. The ointment has vitamin A, and E in it, as well as being antimicrobial. I find it is less liquid, and less oily than some other ointments. I also find you use a lot less of it. During a tattoo I use about a dime sized amount. For aftercare I use about a rain drop(obviously depending on the size of the tattoo). I’ve never had to use more than 2 rain drops of ointment. It keeps your tattoo moist, but doesn’t over moisten. It also keeps your skin healthy, and bacteria free!

 

I give this ointment 5 out of 5 stars. It goes on nice, wipes off easily, and makes tattoos heal quickly, and bright!

Hurricane HP-2 Power Supply

Amazing Power Supply

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

March. 26, 2013
By UCTattoos


This review is for: Hurricane HP-2 Power Supply

 

I purchased this unit from: PHILink TATTOOz(a tattoo shop here in my city). This power supply ran me about $150.00CAD with taxes. I’m sure there was some considerable mark up on this as I purchased it from a local tattoo shop that also sells supplies.

 

Key features of this are: digital readout, blue back light, stop watch, up to 6 presets(3 liner, 3 shader), foot switch modes(hold, or sustained). This power supply only supports one machin at a time, so using an RCA Clip Cord is recommended for quick machine changing.

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The digital readout is fantastic. For those of you just starting out—even those veterans—its nice to see what readouts your machine gives. The digital screen has a blue back light which is great, and makes it simple yo read your readouts. The readouts displayed are: volts, amps, speed(in Hz), duty(in %), time, stop watch, and which preset you are using(LINR1, 2, 3, etc). To change simply depress the L or S buttons. Repeated presses of one of the buttons will scroll through your presets. Don’t let the Liner, and Shader labels fool you! You could set up 5 presets for lining, and one for shading if you wanted!

 

Pressing the clock button in the centre will start, and stop the stop watch. Holding it will reset the stop watch. If you hold L, and S you will be able to adjust settings like the time, how many machine presets you have, how much your volts go up by(0.1, 0.5, 1.0)and whether your foot switch mode is(Hold or sustained). Hold means you have to hold down the foot switch for the machine to run. Sustained means you tap the foot switch, and your machine runs until you depress the foot switch again.

 

No matter the tattoo, no matter the machine, no matter what needles you’re using this power will push through anything. I have run this machine for ten hours straight with only a few breaks. The unit has consistent power, and doesn’t heat up, nor does the power it gives off waver. Not sure what the voltage cap is as I have yet to need to be above 11V. It is easily kept clean by placing a wash bottle bag, saran wrap, or barrier film over the buttons. You can then clean it with CaviCide, and then rebag it!

 

Hurricane Tattoo Power Supply Review
Hurricane Tattoo Power Supply Review

As far as which machines to use I would recommend using coils. I have heard the readouts aren’t consistent, and don’t match up with rotary machines, so I assume that mean’s it isn’t made for rotary machines. However, I’m sure it would work fine. Personally I use coils, and love this power supply. I’ve also heard the same stories about Eikon’s EMS300. Incorrect readouts, but it can still run a Cheyenne Hawk all day!

 

I give this kit 4 out of 5 stars. It is a great power supply, it has digital readouts, and steady power. What more could you ask for?!

Alla Prima Primary Ink Set

Stellar Inks

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

March. 26, 2013
By UCTattoos


This review is for: Alla Prima Primary Ink Set

 

I purchased these inks from: PHILink TATTOOz(a tattoo shop in my city). I paid $100.00CAD with taxes for the eight ink set. This set included: 2oz Primary Black, 2oz Primary White, 1oz Primary Red, 1oz Primary Green, 1oz Primary Brown, 1oz Primary Yellow, 1oz Primary Blue, 1oz Primary Violet. I am in love with this inks. The black makes a great outline, solid, or even grey wash ink! The white goes in, and shines bright. Of the inks I have used I find this is the only one that actually stays the colour you see in the bottle. Others will either turn darker, or lighter after it heals, but these seems to stay true to what you see through the bottom of the bottle.

 

Alla Prima Ink
Alla Prima Ink

My only real recommendation for these inks would be to add a sterile ball bearing to your bottles. I noticed that these inks can be very thick, and hard to mix. A sterile ball bearing solves this issue. Also if you find it is too thick you can simply add a drop or two of witch hazel to your cup! These are by far my favourite inks to use. Finally, as they are all primary colours they mix very very well. All-in-all great inks all around! I highly recommend them.

 

I give these inks 5 out of 5 stars. The colours are vibrant, heal nicely, and stay well!