True To Our Roots

The science to excel, the freedom to create. It’s why we started Intenze, and the
commitment to pouring the science and soul of tattoo into every bottle of ink has
guided us along the way.

We don’t have MBAs. We aren’t VC backed. We’re artists who wanted a harder-working, higher-performing ink, so we decided to make our own. That was back in 2002. Intenze was the first company to label its bottles, the first to offer a 54-color set, and the first to publicize ingredients.

Gradually we began to refine the product and process, realizing that a remarkable pigment is one that performs for any artist, under any condition. Too deep, too crooked, overpowered and underpowered machines—we tested formulations relentlessly to come up with the right colors and consistency that help artists pursue their craft and create work that shatters boundaries.

Creating safer ink is complicated. It takes longer. It’s more expensive. But where others see safety regulations as a hassle, we see them as a responsibility and an opportunity to raise the standard in an industry we’re passionate about.

It’s a process that begins and ends with testing. Making sure each formulation works on our own skin under a variety of conditions is the first step. Then we let our network of artists test the same pigments, incorporate their suggestions, and adjust accordingly. Then each batch of Intenze ink is mixed, sterilized, and bottled in a Clean Room before it’s sampled and tested again.

Your customers deserve to know where your ink comes from. You deserve to know. Every bottle of ink we produce is marked with an individual unique code. Like a fingerprint, it identifies the time, place, and technician who handled it. We’re also in the process of establishing an online database, accessible to any health official.

Innovation from Every Artist

Inspiration isn’t any good unless you do something with it. Intenze artists are breaking ground with a combination of craft and technology.

It Was Always About the Art

It started from scratch. One color, a garage, and an artist who wanted to create art no one had ever seen before. Check out the history of Intenze in Mario Barth’s own words.

Putting It to The Test

There’s only one way to make sure our ink goes in easy and heals bright. Our litmus for excellence starts with testing it on ourselves.

Never Settle

We don’t create ink to maintain the status quo. Breaking new ground begins with the tools that let artists explore, create, and take their work to new levels.

Great Art Starts with Great Pigments

Choosing pigments is something we don’t take lightly. Bright, bright colors, consistent formulas, and decreased metals and toxicity: A lot hinges on doing them right, including your art.

We Make Clean Cleaner

Striving to make the safest ink we can isn’t optional. You deserve it, your customers deserve it, and our industry does as well.

Made in the U.S.A.

We like to keep our operations close to home. It’s all about control and quality. Manufacturing within reach helps us make a better, safer product.