StarBrite Colors was created and bottled by Tommy Ringwalt Sr, Mike Nicholson, and Carol Landry. They started with only 16 shades that year, launching which is now one of the most popular tattooing ink brands in the world.
The word on StarBrite Colors has spread. Many of the top artists around the world now have StarBrite in their lineup of preferred inks. The number of custom colors keeps climbing.
Tom Ringwalt Jr. partners with his father, Tom Sr., to run Tommy’s Supplies. Steps were taken to trademark StarBrite Colors. From then on, the Ringwalts mixed, produced, and owned the trademark name, StarBrite Colors.
StarBrite Colors began the process of being chemically tested for ingredients. From then on, ALL StarBrite Colors that left the fulfilment department were sterilized for maximum safety. StarBrite was one of the first large scale ink manufacturer to do this.
Because of forgery and the difficulty in policing the whole world for knock offs, StarBrite Colors took on a new bottle, caps, seals, and even a new die cut label. Not only did this help with the copy cats, but also elevated the look and feel. We even changed the way we do business internationally!
With the growing number of StarBrite Colors, we tapped well known artists to add to our pallette. We call these Signature Colors. With artists specializing in different styles, we felt this was a great idea to expand our offerings.
StarBrite Colors becomes trademarked in six additional countries: Australia, China, Europe, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
StarBrite Colors reaches over 150 distributors world wide, and tops out at 100 colors offered!
StarBrite Colors is split off from Tommy’s Supplies as it’s own brand. The logo has been modfied slightly and the tagline added “ Goes in Stays in”. This website that has been in design and development for the past two years, goes live.