on saleNoodler's Bad Black Moccasin - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19061

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on saleNoodler's Bad Black Moccasin - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19061

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin fountain pen ink. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.6mm (0.93in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 83 reviews
Solid ink

Very solid black i love it. Writes very smooth and well but i am using it in a twsbi eco clear with a broad nib. On maruman notebooks. Very happy with the ink nice dark black ink... still need to test it in the sun but it is definitely very bleach resistant :)

Allister M.
Bad Black Moccasin is my Number One Ink

I love Noodler's Bad Black Moccasin, and have filled all my frequent-use fountain pens with it right now. It writes comfortably in my Lamy pens, a Conklin I recently got, and my Pilot Vanishing-Point. I sometimes smudge it a little if I am very hasty, but it is mighty rare that I get much smudging at all. For me, the hue of Moccasin when dried is the perfect black ink for letter-writing, journaling, note-taking, and line drawing.

Excellent experience

The ink was packed very well. This is the blackest ink we've come across yet � very happy with the buy. Would definitely recommend.

Mahalia P.
Can't go wrong with Noodlers!

I'm still pretty new to the world of fountain pens, one of my college friends got me my first a few years ago and I've been slowly but steadily becoming obsessed. I have a bad habit of splashing my coffee on my working notebook so I was looking for an ink that wouldn't run too much if it got damp and this one fit the bill!Great dark color, super smooth, dries pretty quickly and does great in a smear test. Totally survives my clumsy day to day. 10/10 would recommend.

Ralf S.
The Ink Darth Vader would use - Lightsaber resistant?

This is my favorite black ink, it works well with my pens, it is a proper black and indestructible. I had a bit of a staining issue inside the window of the Crystal Dream pen, however the ink washed out well with pure water. I coated the inside of the window with DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant Aerosol, which provides a hydrophobic surface and keeps the window clean. Dry time is a bit longer (about 20 sec) on Midori MD paper, however that's not excessive. Fast drying on most of my other papers. Just a great ink and also a conversation piece due to its resistance to lasers (light sabers?) , chemicals and waterPens used: Visconti Homo Sapiens Crystal Dream (F) & Faber Castell Loom (M)

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.