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How To Choose And Identify Pigment
As the most important consumable for tattoo projects, Micro Pigment often puzzles tattoo artists.
How should they choose?
We can see the from of the pigment is generally divided into two types from the process of grinding the pigment and the state of formation: Aqueous ink and Emulsion ink. The most obvious difference between aqueous ink and emulsion ink is that it is thinner, and the color is generally single color rather than harmonious color.
Aqueous ink is suitable for machine operation and large-area coloring, such as when making lips.
Emulsion ink with good quality has moderate viscosity, uniform toner particle size, and good cohesion after extrusion. Emulsion inks are popular because they have a wide range of applications and are most widely used in machine-operated eyebrows and eyeliner. And the speed of coloring and the post effect are better than the aqueous ink.
How to distinguish between high-quality pigments and poor-quality pigments?
1. Look. Drop it on the skin, rub it back and forth with a small area of the finger belly, feel the more delicate, lubricated, and snug. If it is rough, sticky or even itchy, it is a poor color.
2. Smell. The more irritating the pigment is, the more harmful ingredients are. Normal colors should have a light natural oder. If the coloring material is very pungent, the coloring material may be in poor quality and it is not recommended.
3. Drop in water. When a good water-based pigment drop into the water, it diffuses around. When sinking, it goes down slowly. If it stays for a long time, there is no precipitation. If there are small particles, it means that the fusion of the pigment materials is not qualified.
Look, smell and soak. These are 3 ways to check the quality of pigments. The good color is not afraid of comparison.