Dark Gray Sumi Wash Ink — Intenze Japanese Tattoo Ink — 12oz Bottle

12oz • Intenze Japanese Tattoo Ink
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SKU INK-Intenze_139_DkGrey_Sumi
Weight 1.000000
Brand Intenze
Material Pigment

Intenze Japanese Tattoo Ink– Dark Gray Sumi Wash Ink – 12oz Bottle (138)

The Intenze Japanese Sumi Tattoo Ink was created using historical aspects in order to achieve natural and historic effects on the skin. In order to understand Japanese Tattoo Ink, it’s important to learn about the history. You can learn about the history below.

This listing is for one 12oz bottle of Dark Gray Sumi Wash Ink, If you would like a case of Sumi Ink, check out for quantity 16. If you are looking for another color, shop by Color under the Intenze Ink Category.


Material Safety Data Sheet:

Dark Gray Wash Sumi Ink 

Brief History of Japanese Tattoo Ink & Painting:

Wash painting was developed in China during the Tang Dynasty and credited to Wang Wei for applying color to existing ink wash paintings (618-907 AD).  During the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD), the art of applying color was further developed.  Shortly after China’s discovery of the ink, it was introduced to Korea.  While Korean missionaries were traveling in Japan, they helped the Japanese establish a civilized settlement in the mid-14th century at which time wash painting was introduced.

Wash painting artists typically grind their own ink stick (Japanese: Sumi) over an ink stone to obtain ink; however, prepared inks were also available.  Most ink sticks are made of either pine soot or oil soot combined with animal glue (Japanese: Nikawa).  Typically, an artist places a few drops of water on an ink stone, grinds the ink stick in a circular motion until smooth, and black ink of the desired concentration is made.  Sumi’s are often ornately decorated with landscapes or flowers, sometimes highlighted with gold.

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Standard Body Jewelry Measurements

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Size Reference Chart

Visit our PainfulPleasures Infocenter for additional body jewelry information. There, you will find detailed articles on standard body jewelry sizes, how to measure body jewelry, basic body jewelry, and more.

Standard Body Jewelry Threading

Ensure compatibility between standard (non-custom) PainfulPleasures body jewelry parts using the tables below. More information on threading, including custom thread patterns, can be found in our Threading Infocenter article.

Internally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the top and/or end, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the barbell shaft.

Internal Thread Patterns by Gauge


18g, 16g

14g, 12g


Internal Thread Pattern

0.8mm or 0.9mm



Externally threaded jewelry has a threaded post on the barbell shaft, which is then inserted into a threaded hole in the top and/or end.

External Thread Patterns by Gauge


18g, 16g

14g, 12g, 10g

External Thread Pattern



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