Top Tattoo Tones 2022
TOP TATTOO TONES 2022
2022 was a massive year for tattoo. Artists and their clients were excited about new artwork and bookings were full, plus conventions returned to the calendar.
So when it came to artists ink choices we were keen to see what tones artists were favouring. One of the key elements in the tattoo process is the ink used, and with so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the right one. In this article, we will be discussing the most popular colour inks of 2022 for both tattoo and cosmetic work.
EU INK REGULATIONS
The EU ink regulations have yet to seriously affect Australia and New Zealand, but it's essential to be aware of them and their potential impact on the industry. To learn more about this topic, you can read our blog article on the state of play for the EU bans.
BEST TATTOO INK MANUFACTURER 2022
When it comes to tattoo ink, colour tones are a very personal choice among tattooists. However, different brands and tonal options keep everyone constantly trying new inks, looking for the next best thing.
For 2022, the most popular tattoo ink brand was USA Florida-based brand, Solid Ink. This was no surprise given their bold, bright, easy-to-navigate colour range.
Cosmetic artists favoured eyebrow and SMP tones over the lip range as their clients settled into their brow routines and booked regular touch-ups.
2023 TATTOO TREND PREDICTION
Vibrant colour palettes were in 2022, and it looks like they're here to stay with the rise in popularity of old-school traditional tattoos, which were high energy, bold, and colourful. So naturally, tattoo artists favoured strong, clear colour tones for bright and bold designs, so we saw Solid Ink and Dynamic Color dominate choices where the ranges are easy to navigate, picking from their clear primary colour ranges, especially Red which accounted for half of the top ten!
To better understand the current colour trends, here are the top 10 colour tattoo ink tones and top 5 cosmetic ink tones for 2022.
TOP 10 COLOUR TATTOO INK TONES OF 2022
- Red – Solid Ink
- El Dorado Yellow – Solid Ink
- Fire Red – Dynamic Color
- Diablo – Solid Ink
- Dragon – Solid Ink
- Super Red – Solid Ink
- Mold – Solid Ink
- Electric Blue – Dynamic Color
- Chinese Red – Dynamic Color
- Tropical Purple – Dynamic Color
TOP 5 COSMETIC TATTOO INK TONES OF 2022
- Rosie Quartz
- Deep Brown
GREAT TATTOO INKS IN 2022
Special mention goes to our StarBrite and World Famous Tattoo Ink brands, who were also stand-out manufacturers in 2022. So, here are the most popular three tones for these brands:
- Canary Yellow
- Blue Freeze
- Jay Freestyle Purple
- Paul Rogers Red
- Pancho Light Pink
Looking to 2023, we expect an even higher demand for bold colour tones and further exploration of the cosmetic ink range. We will also be keeping a close watch on any movement in the EU regulations and work to provide updates as we learn more.