Noodler's Ink is a small American company run by Nathan Tardif in Southern Massachusetts, USA. The Noodler's Ink Co. is best known for their massive range of colours, the unique and largely hand drawn bottle label artwork and unique properties of their inks. Nathan Tardif is best known for his political views and historical knowledge, which often spills over into the names and labels of his inks.
The name Noodler's comes from a technique of catching catfish by hand. Noodling involves wading into the water and feeling around for small crevasses and catching the catfish who have backed themselves inside by holding onto the outside edges of their open mouth. Nathan says it is the ultimate battle between man and beast and your bank balance and social standing have no bearing on your ability. The catfish can be seen on all the ink bottles packaging.
The glass bottles are simple and affordable and the cardboard boxes are recycled.
Purpel Wampum, a soft yet deep purple. Standard Ink in 3oz bottle.
This deep yet soft shade of purple is named after the traditional shell beads worn by Eastern Woodland tribes indigenous to North America. These beads are made from the quahog, a hard shelled clam, hence the label design on the bottle.
For a Noodler's ink that isn't advertised as being waterproof, it is resistant to a certain degree and dries very quickly.
N.B - The bottles are VERY full, so be careful when opening them!