Nocturnal Ink was formulated by Franco Vescovi and tested over two years by co-owner and legendary tattoo artist Jack Rudy. Their goal was to create an ink that works very similar to Talens and Pelican, which are some very well-known inks used by the tattoo industry for the last 30 years. They wanted the fluidity of those inks but it had to be darker and shade even smoother. Unlike Talens and Pelican, they wanted their ink to be made for tattooing.
It was very important for them to produce an ink that did not have some of the harsh chemical solvents found in other tattoo ink brands, which is why Nocturnal Ink only has three ingredients which are organic pigment, ethyl alcohol and sterilized water.