Formula 23 Original Black & Shading Series
Formula 23 Original Black by Intenze in 10oz
Created by BJ Betts and Intenze founder, Mario Barth, this amazing innovative shading series has been in high demand since its introduction to the industry. The entire series includes Dark, Medium and Light Shading colors which are the perfect complement to the Original Black lining formula by BJ Betts.
“Twenty plus years ago, when I first started tattooing, there were only a few black inks that were available, which is what we all used. Those inks had a very distinct look and made an amazing grey wash, which healed on the cooler side of the spectrum. Fast forward years later and I was unhappy with almost all of the black inks on the market, so I started using my own mix, trying to replicate what I loved so much about the ink I used to use. I wanted something darker, denser, something that ran very fast, but didn’t clog up your tubes and wipes clean. That mix turned into what is now Formula 23 and is used by some of the BEST tattooers in the world. Not because they’re my friends, but because it’s a great product. Now, because it’s such a dense black ink, I’m frequently asked about how to break it down into a grey wash, and here’s your answer.” — BJ Betts
As far as Betts is concerned, this is by far the best ink that he’s ever used. And, it is not just Betts who stands behind the product, Reviews from industry leaders who’ve tested Formula 23 are excellent and the request are pouring in by artist’s such as Tim Hendricks and Shawn Barber to name a few. The initial feedback to Betts by some of the industries best has been comments like “When can I get more?” and “I need a gallon of this.”
Whether you’re emulating BJ’s renowned style or adapting them to your current style, these new inks promise to elevate your tattoo shading and take your work to the next level.