Empire Inks

Fine Art First

Our Inks

Made for tattoo artists by tattoo artists

It's time to set a new standard. In our industry's long history, a lot has changed. Machines have more powerful motors than ever before. Stencils can be printed to photographic quality. Cartridge needles took the industry by storm. Ink caps are even advancing.

So much time, money and energy are spent on the products we use, yet the inks have remained the same. The ink industry hasn’t deviated from the original formula. Empire has raised the standard and brought the fundamentals of art into the industry. Combining knowledge of art and tattooing with the best chemists in the field, we bring you a safe and consistent ink to work with.

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  • Featured Product

    David Vega Signature Set

    GRAYWASH SERIES

    Our David Vega Signature Transparent Gray Set is David's go-to set for his silky smooth portrait work. His four-part series features his own representation of the city he lives in and loves; Austin, Texas!

    $100 View Item

  • Featured Product

    4-Stage Set

    WHITE WASH SERIES

    Our new White Wash system allows artists to achieve a smoother gray value with less effort. Many artists add a few drops of white into their graywash. This helps us get a more deliberate value, without needing to build it up through layers. You can expect consistent ink that heals similar to an opaque gray but goes into the skin like a graywash.

    $100 View Item

  • Featured Product

    White

    Graywash Series

    We spent a lot of time researching different formulas and pigments to help us create a strong white that can be used for both highlights and mixing. Our white is thick enough for larger fields of solid saturation and thin enough for highlights. It is the highest lightfast white we have found, meaning it will stay white longer in the skin.

    $30 View Item

Sponsored Artists

Our Team

With a new standard of ink comes a new standard for sponsorship.

We expect more so that we can give more.

The Empire Inks Sponsored team is comprised of a wide array of artists from across the country, driven by an insatiable desire to master their craft. We represent experienced artists who portray themselves professionally, respectfully, and encompass the same values we expect in our studio.

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Studio

The Studio

The Empire Inks studio is a private space that gives sponsored artists the opportunity to grow with us.

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Visiting Artists

In order to grant our clients access to a wide array of artists, we frequently host tattoo artists from around the world.

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