The Real Ones Know...
Discover which black ink works for you and your next tattoo.
Black is defined by purpose. To help you get to the core of color and discover what works for you, here's an ink-advised breakdown of what makes each black ink at World Famous stand out, with a few tips from everyday pros.
See the unique qualities of each of our black inks by World Famous
1. Legendary Outline
What's in a name? Because this outlining ink is GOATed for a reason. It is THE black ink for World Famous, great for outlining due to its thin consistency.
Legendary Outline “Love WF Outlining 🥰 It's my go-to for everything, from lines to shading to using for opaques and under colours. Goes in super easy and smoothly and heals perfectly! Love it. 🧡🧡”
2. BlackoutAn all-around black without glycerin for the absolute thinnest consistency. Easy to work with and super opaque, allowing for strong, fast-moving saturation into the skin. Great for black and white portraits and just about everything else.
Blackout & Pitch Black
“Blackout has been great for lining and general solid black shading. I use Pitch Black for dipping into when I'm wanting to darken colours on the fly. Being thicker I have more control over how much is [taken] up when I dip.”
3. Black Sabbath
Artists worship Black Sabbath for its shading and packing capabilities. It has medium viscosity for black ink with a heavy pigment load.
Tattoo by Johnny Dots
4. True Black
No lies told. A great all-purpose black that falls between Legendary Ink and Black Sabbath. Great for super dark lining and shading.
5. Pitch Black
Who turned off the lights? The darkest of our black pigments with the highest pigment load. It's heavily concentrated, best for deep, dark fill, and color packing for tribal designs.
6. Triple Blackout
One of our darkest blacks. It has a similarly high pigment load to Pitch Black but has no glycerin, making for the thinnest consistency so it's easier to work with.
Now you know. Ready to black out? Shop our collection of our most famous black inks here.