Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing.
Ink can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the INK’S carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the INK and its appearance when dry.
What is your favorite form of using INK? To write, to draw, to decorate your body? I usually use pencil when I write in longhand, sketch or doodle and I’ve sworn off tattoos for life, so that leaves INK for me to use at a whole other level of medium.
If you want a permanent INK mark on yours or your loved ones clothing do as I do and toss one of those slim writing tools filled with INK into the washer with a load of laundry. For a more permanent piece of art throw it into the dryer with that load. I promise you that artwork of yours is now sealed for life!
Of course it’s my fault when this happens. “You need to check my pockets,” is the laundry day advice I get from H – someone who doesn’t even know how to turn on the machine. He’s a big boy and old enough to empty his pockets before he chucks his clothing
into next to the basket. Don’t you think?