1990

Tommy Sr. got involved with the tatoo industry making hand made high quality tatooing needles and also tatooing on the side at a tatoo shop in Enfield CT.

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1992

Tommy Sr was the first one to discover the pigments the have now become one of the worlds biggest and top sellers!

1993

Tommy Sr has now resided in Arizona selling his home made high quality tattooing needles internationally and domestically while travelling to all tatoo shops in his surrounding areas to make good business relationships.

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2004

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 Ringwalt’s mixed, produced, and owned the trademark name, StarBrite Colors.

2009

StarBrite Colors began the process of being chemically tested for ingredients. From then on, ALL StarBrite Colors that left the fulfilment department have been gamma treated for maximum safety. StarBrite was one of the first large scale ink manufacturer to do this.

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2010

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!

2011

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.

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2012

StarBrite Colors becomes trademarked in six additional countries: Australia, China, Europe, Philipines, Singapore, and Thailand.

2013

StarBrite Colors reaches over 150 distributors world wide, and tops out at 100 colors offered!

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2014

StarBrite Colors begins to emerge as it’s own brand. The logo has been modfied slightly an the tagline added “Goes in Stays in”. Development and ideas of a new identity and website begin as internal projects.

2016

The CTS, Coalition for tattoo safety went full force. Ushering a new era in protecting against fraud, contamination, and laws that benifit the tatoo industry. Giving artists and manufacturer a voice on the world stage.

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2018

We are proud to introduce the new branding and website for Tommy's Starbright Colors! More fraud resistant and safer for our loyal customers.