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Archive for December 6, 2011

For the Record: Pelikan Ink

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive: Has anyone else noticed that the large bottles (33.82 oz) of black Pelikan Ink have disappeared from store shelves and tattoo supply catalogs? For several years the famous German ink makers have put labels on their large bottles of Noir Black ink warning, in nine languages, that their product was “Not to be used for tattooing”. I am almost certain that this had little effect in the tattoo business. You must remember that for at least one hundred years Pelikan Ink was the standard for the tattoo industry. Tattooists and tattoo suppliers alike would brag that they used the very finest German black ink, which was shorthand for Pelikan Ink…

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