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Archive for January 3, 2012

For the Record: Pigment and Mixing Colors

Courtesy of Tattoo Archive:

Pigment

In the beginning, all tattoos were done in black. Once the caveman had fire, they had soot, that when mixed with water turned into a pigment that could be pushed into the skin. Henry Ford’s comment about his Model-T comes to mind, “You could get it in any color you wanted as long as it was black.” Black was the only pigment in tattooing for centuries…

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