Tattoo ink FAQ

What are Quantum Tattoo Inks made of?

We, at Quantum Tattoo Ink, pride ourselves in the quality of our inks. We have always used the best quality ingredients, and we want to have full transparency with our customers, and their clients, about those ingredients.

Below is a breakdown of our ingredients, so you know exactly what goes into our inks.

Organic Pigment

We use natural pigments, sourced from the earth. None of our pigments ever come from animals.

Kosher Vegetable Glycerin

Kosher vegetable glycerin is a vegan, plant-based sugar alcohol. Glycerin is used to provide lubrication and as a humectant.

Ethyl Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol is a powerful antiseptic and disinfectant with antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Distilled Water

The distillation process removes all impurities and mineral deposits from the water.

Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract

Eucalyptus leaves are a traditional aboriginal herbal remedy, which is now used all over the world. The essential oil found in the leaves is a strong antiseptic with antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.


Thymol is derived from the herb, thyme. The derivative is a strong antiseptic with antibacterial and antifungal properties.


Menthol is derived from Mentha plants and is used for its fragrance. Menthol has slight analgesic properties.

What is the percentage of pigment in Quantum Tattoo Inks?

Most of our colors are 60% pigment, while other companies' tattoo inks are 50% or lower. The higher concentration of pigments means that our inks are brighter and more vibrant, which tattoo artists and collectors love.

What is Quantum Tattoo Ink's best black tattoo ink?

It's up to the artist to decide. We have some of the top tattoo artists around the world on our pro team, and each swears by a different Quantum black tattoo ink. Below is a list of our black inks, along with their pigment percentage, to help you decide which black may be best for you.

  • Assphalt - 55% pigment
  • Bitchin Black - 50% pigment
  • Black Dynomite - 60% pigment
  • Lining Black - 15% pigment
  • Sculpting Black - 60% pigment

Are Quantum Tattoo Inks vegan?

YES! Quantum Tattoo Inks have always been vegan. Our ink contains no animal products, and none of our ingredients or finished products are ever tested on animals.

Is Quantum Tattoo Ink compliant with European Union quality standards?

YES! Quantum Tattoo Inks are compliant with all EU quality standards, global health standards, and meet the requirements of the vegan community around the world.

Where are Quantum Tattoo inks made?

The Quantum Tattoo inks available on our US website are made in the USA.

Are tattoo inks safe?

Quantum Tattoo Ink offers 100% vegan and cruelty-free tattoo inks that are totally safe for your skin and environmentally friendly! Quantum Tattoo Ink is compliant with all EU quality standards, global health standards, and meets the requirements of the vegan community around the world.

Do Quantum Tattoo ink partner with tattoo artists?

Yes! We are inks are available worldwide, and we continuously collaborate with world-class tattoo artists around the globe. Contact us for more information.

Can I sell Quantum Tattoo Inks?

If you want to become an official distributor, click here.

Is Quantum Tattoo Ink available in Europe?

Yes! We are growing, and we are now available in the EU. Check out our official European website here to learn more about ordering our products in Europe and about the artists we have partnered with there.

Which tattoo inks are the best in 2022?

If you are looking for inks that are safe for your skin and the environment in bright, vivid colors that won’t fade, choose Quantum’s VEGAN Tattoo inks!

Which tattoo ink colors last longest?

Black and gray are undoubtedly the longest-lasting colors. At Quantum Tattoo Ink, you can get high-quality inks that will last a lifetime. Made with natural vegan ingredients, we offer unique ink sets for you to shop from.

What tattoo ink should I get?

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Products and Services

Can you tell me the exact components of your tattoo inks?

Yes! We guarantee that all our inks are tested for heavy metals and bacteria. Because we want to be transparent with the materials contained in our product, we have a link to all the material safety data sheets (MSDS) for every product available on our site. 

What range of colors of tattoo inks do you offer?

We work closely with our sponsored tattoo artists worldwide to create an extensive array of colors to fit almost any need so that you don’t have to blend colors. For a complete list of what we offer, please check out our color list below: Natural Tattoo Ink By Quantum Tattoo Ink| Made in the U.S.A | Color Inks Descriptions

What are “fine line tattoos”? Do they fade faster than other tattoos? 

  • Fine line tattoos are made of thin lines consisting of one solid color with no gradients. 
  • People who have tattoos for the first time may prefer this tattoo style.
  • Fine line tattoos are made with a finer liner needle size that does not penetrate as deep into the skin.
  • Do they fade faster than regular tattoo styles? Yes. However, you can make these tattoos last longer using the best organic Aftercare products.

Is direct sunlight harmful to my tattoo?

  • Yes. Direct sunlight will make your tattoo fade faster, especially those with vivid colors.
  • We don’t recommend sunscreen on your newly tattooed skin for the first 4 to 6 weeks. We recommend keeping your tattoo away from direct sunlight, especially for the first few days after getting a brand new tattoo.
  • After allowing your new tattoo to heal for 4 to 6 weeks, wear at least an SPF 30+ sunscreen on your tattoo.
  • For more details on how to take care of your tattoo and prepare yourself before getting one, you can read our blog and ask your artist for more information.

How can I keep my skin hydrated after getting my tattoo?

    • To keep your skin hydrated and help prevent your tattoo from fading, we recommend using Quantum Tattoo Aftercare. It has soothing, antiseptic, and moisturizing properties.
    • We also recommend that you not consume alcohol right before or after getting your tattoo. Alcohol makes your skin dry faster and makes your blood thinner, hampering the healing process. Instead, make sure to drink plenty of water. 

Can I bathe after I get my brand new tattoo?

    • Yes. However, you must avoid soaking in a hot tub or lounging in the pool for at least 2 to 3 weeks.
    • Take short, gentle showers using mild fragrance-free soap during this period.
    • Make sure to follow the detailed instructions from your artist on what to do for the first few weeks after getting your brand new tattoo. 

What makes Quantum Black Tattoo Inks Unique?

    • All Quantum Tattoo Inks are made using only vegan ingredients. However, there are other features that set our inks apart from the competition. 
    • All our Black Inks are Kosher, making them safe for your Jewish clients.
    • Our inks have antiseptic properties. Our inks include ingredients with natural antiseptic properties to help prevent infection.
    • Our black inks contain eucalyptus. Eucalyptus has properties that help your tattoo heal faster.

What does being “REACH-compliant” Mean?

Being “REACH-compliant” means the pigment and all ingredients contained in tattoo ink satisfy the new EU regulations on tattoo inks that were placed into effect in January 2022.
As of April 13, 2022, 75 Quantum Tattoo Ink colors are already REACH-compliant, with more colors coming soon.
To find REACH-compliant tattoo inks, look for our REACH Gold Label series.

Does being REACH-compliant affect the tattoo ink colors?

While there may be slight variances in the new formulation of REACH-approved colors, the resulting color should be close if not exactly the same.
For example, we were able to faithfully recreate several of our best selling colors to comply with the new REACH regulations
You may check the SDS for each tattoo ink for more details on the ingredients.

What is the difference between fine line tattoos and micro tattoos?

The needle and the pigment used for both types of tattoos are similar.
The lines used in both types of tattoos are very small and detailed.
However, fine line tattoos can be of any size, while micro tattoos have very detailed artwork confined in tiny areas.

How long should I wait after drinking alcohol before I have a tattoo session?

You have to wait at least 24 hours before visiting your tattoo artist. Alcohol is a blood thinnner and having thin blood is not ideal when you get a tattoo.

Do you have any metallic tattoo inks? How can I achieve the look of a metallic tattoo?

There are currently no metallic tattoo inks on the market from Quantum Tattoo Ink or any other reputable manufacturer. Instead, highly-skilled tattoo artists create a metal-like appearance by expertly combining standard color tattoo inks.

Shipping and Handling

Do you ship outside the USA?

Yes. Orders are shipped 1 to 3 business days after your order is placed. Shipping is available by FedEx. Delivery within the U.S. will arrive in 5 to 7 business days. However, Quantum is not responsible for shipping delays due to holidays, unforeseen weather conditions, natural disasters, custom holds, etc.
For international orders, the recipient may be responsible for paying import taxes and customs fees. Shipping fees are not eligible for a refund if a package was placed on hold by customs.

Payment and Returns

Can I return my product or ask for a refund?

We do not accept returns or provide refunds. If an item was damaged during shipping, please email us atinfo@quantumtattooink.comwithin 48 hours of receiving the product so that we can file a shipping claim.

I am interested in becoming a Quantum Tattoo Ink distributor in my country.  How can I learn more about becoming a distributor?

We would love to talk to you about international distributorship for our products. If you are interested in becoming a distributor in your country, you may fill out the contact form. Please make sure to let us know your country and website address:

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What white tattoo ink choices are available from Quantum Tattoo Inks USA?

  • For white tattoo ink choices with our original formulation, we have the following inks available on our US site:

        Barry White which is an Opaque White

        Betty White which is an Off-White

        Bitchin White which is a Powder White

        Douche which is a Bright White

  • These are also available in our Gold Label REACH Compliant versions of white tattoo ink choices:

        Barry White

        Betty White

        Bitchin White 


What bottle sizes does your black tattoo ink come in?

Our black tattoo ink choices are typically available in 1oz and 4oz sizes for bothoriginal andGold Label REACH Compliant formulas. The exception to the rule is our Bitchin Black which is only available in 1oz and a whopping 8oz.

What makes Quantum blue tattoo ink choices very popular?

      Quantum tattoo inks offer a vast variety of blue tattoo ink on our US website.

      Moreover, they are also made without added acrylic, making them some of the safest blue tattoo inks available on the market.

      Each batch of blue tattoo ink is laboratory tested for safety.

      Aside from being made with organic ingredients, each of our blue tattoo ink is kosher and cruelty-free.

How many shades of pink tattoo ink do you have available?

Quantum tattoo inks offer eleven colors of pink tattoo ink. Pink tattoo ink choices are available in both our original and EU REACH Compliant Gold Label formulas. 

Do you have brown tattoo ink options that are perfect for shading?

Yes! For Quantum Tattoo Ink originals, we have ten choices of brown tattoo inks. Among these are tan line,sewage ochre,cesspool,junkie, and other brown tattoo ink options that are perfect for shading without the need to mix with other tattoo ink colors.