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Ink Recipes

This is a collection of ink recipes. Find ink recipes for colored writing inks, invisible ink, disappearing ink, glowing ink, tattoo ink, and other types of inks.

Black Ink Recipe
This is a simple recipe for a permanent black ink.

Blue Ink Recipe
You can prepare your own blue ink. This blue ink recipe is very easy and produces a beautiful blue ink for writing, drawing, or crafts.

Brown Ink Recipe
It's very easy to make your own natural brown ink for writing, drawing, or crafts. Here is a brown ink recipe you can try.

Disappearing Ink Recipe
Learn how to make blue or red ink that will disappear after exposure to air. Tips for restoring the color and an explanation of the acid-base chemistry of the reaction are also included.

Glow in the Dark Ink
These are instructions for making glow in the dark ink. However, the instructions are presented as a curiosity or for information only, NOT for use.

Homemade Natural Tattoo Ink Recipe
The earliest tattoo inks came from nature. You can use non-toxic natural ingredients to make your own homemade tattoo ink. This tattoo ink recipe is simple and has been used in various forms for thousands of years.

Invisible Ink - Baking Soda
These are quick and easy instructions for making non-toxic invisible ink using baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).

Invisible Ink - Corn Starch
The writing for this invisible ink technique is done using corn starch. An iodine solution is used to reveal the message.

Invisible Ink - Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is acidic and weakens paper. When paper is heated, the remaining acid turns the writing brown before discoloring the paper.

Invisible Ink - Milk
Milk is an effective and readily available form of invisible ink. Here's how to use milk as invisible ink to write and reveal secret messages. I've also included an explanation of how milk works as an invisible ink.

Invisible Ink Recipes
Make your own invisible ink so you can write and reveal secret messages. Get information about inks that are activated by heat, chemical reactions, and ultraviolet light.

Tattoo Ink Recipe
If you understand sterilization techniques, some of the safest and best tattoo inks may be those you mix yourself.

Ancient Tattoo Ink Recipe
This ancient tattoo ink recipe was devised by the Roman physician Aetius. It can be expected to produce a nice permanent ink, though the ingredients may cause irritation for some individuals.

Invisible Ink Recipes
Have you ever written or read messages using invisible ink? There are many chemicals that work as invisible ink, but some are more secretive or easier to use than others. Share your ink recipe or read about invisible inks favored by other readers.

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