How to Make Tattoo Ink from Ashes

Making ink from ashes is old school, and although it works, it's not the best way for ink.

Steps

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    Try to find an alternative. Though this works, it's not 100% safe!
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    Get a clean bowl that is fireproof.
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    Get clean white paper (biodegradable is best)
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    Burn the paper in the bowl and collect the ash (make sure there is no wind)
    • You will have to burn a lot of paper to get enough ink for a simple tattoo.
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    Add water and mix with the ash (this is tricky - you have to use equal parts to make an ink water-like, but still thick enough to stick to your pin).
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    Dip the pin in your ink like a quill, and tattoo.

Tips

  • Ash isn't the best thing to use.
  • Ash from burned wood works better and is a more natural alternative.

Warnings

  • NEVER use old or pre-used pins! Always use a clean, new one and replace it after 10 minutes of use.
  • Find someone who knows what they are doing to teach you before you start. Self tattoos can be harmful.

Things You'll Need

  • Fire-proof bowl
  • Blank white paper
  • Water
  • Clean, sterilized needle

Article Info

Categories: Tattoos and Piercing