Plants hosting natural dyes are grown and infused together. cross routed into one singular Gourd root plant concentrating the cumulative dyes into a single super die Ink. the root of the host gourd distends from the bulb hosting all of the plants. it is from this one single super root that the Rilaoian tattoo ink is cultivated.
Austin Nimnicht, Zhan Li, Patricia Marshall
A freshly inked tattoo of “Rilao” from ink gourd plant.