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!

Fusion Tattoo Ink

Fusion Tattoo Pigment / Ink
Fusion Tattoo Pigment / Ink

When I found out about Fusion tattoo ink they were still a small company that only offered a sample pack of their pigments, they looked pretty bright and impressive but that still didn’t sway me to want to try them (even though they were at an affordable price) and no website yet you had to order from the shop directly or through their Myspace page, a few months later with an upgrade to a 47 color set and a website,  and some pretty phenomenal color work being tagged by some top name artists on social network sites, that impressed me more because they didn’t want to be some fly-by-night racket it told  me they were serious about making a name for themselves wanted to be a front-runner in the pigment industry. After looking at some of the killer tattoo’s artists were posting myself and a couple other co-workers got the sample pack, after using it we were amazed on how bright the ink was in person and how bright it stayed after using it, so much so one of my co-workers solely uses it and nothing else. I haven’t had a chance to use they’re grey wash set or some of the colors from the 47 color set but if they are anything like the sample pack its a definite they will aim to please.

pros: Very bright colors, can easily be mixed with some of the other top brands (eternal, intenze etc) without worrying what the end result will be after the client leaves the shop.

cons: ( I know I’m going to get blasted for this) but may be too bright for some application where your looking for more muted colors. would like to see more colors varieties come out (may be in the works? what can I say I’m an ink whore)

Rating: 10/10