Why can not to mixed tattoo ink?
Tattoo ink mix has always existed in the tattoo industry, especially among the more experienced tattoo artists. When these masters have few color choices at start tattoo, they will be mix color by himeself to get what they wanted. Therefore, tattoo artists will be spend a lot of time to learn about color correction.
With the rise of the tattoo industry, more and more started tattoo artists and some professional tattoo artists are no longer to color mix. Why? The reasons are as follows:
Experienced tattoo artists know that it is actually difficult to get the colors they want, and it takes a lot of time to learn and try. And many tattoo artists are unable to make the full fusion colors, resulting in colors difference.
When they mixed tattoo ink, it's difficult to control the tattoo ink colors and waste of tattoo ink. In order to avoid the different with the second color, they will be mix more tattoo ink at a time, In fact, this also creates a waste invisibly.
With the rise of the tattoo industry, the colors choices of tattoo ink have also increased. For example, the mainstream brands has Eternal Ink and World Famous Tattoo Ink at present, Eternal Ink has more than 90 colors to choose, World Famous Tattoo Ink has more than 200 colors for everyone to choose, these colors are completely enough for everyone to use.
So please don't try to mix colors when the financial ability allows. It can save a lot of time and avoid colors mixing, including the some problem of toning.
Can we mixed colors with different brands?
I don't recommend you to do it.
Because different brands of pigments, the pigment particle size and formula are different. When the two different brand of tattoo inks are mixed together, uneven fusion is easy to occur, so it is not recommended to try it. Of course, it is completely possible to use different brands of colors for different parts in the same work.