The Blacks

The Blacks




Classic, Ivory, and Lining Black


Classic Black: The foundation.

Empire Inks Black was formulated as a cooler black, contrasting well with warm skin tones while maintaining a medium viscosity.

Ivory Black: Our darkest black.

Ivory Black is Empire's darkest black. Expect a clean and even darker representation of our classic black formula ideal for packing black with excellent saturation. Ivory Black's smooth consistent blend maintains a medium viscosity and contrasts well with warm skin tones.

Austin Fields: Signature Lining Black.

This neutral black is the go-to for Austin Fields, of Black Fern Tattoo in Cincinnitti, and features his own artwork. Austin's lining black was formulated to match his blackwork style and had been tested by Empire Inks Studio artists for months before we had the black we wanted to get the job done.