Shocking blue is a bright bold blue that isn’t shy. It has a red sheen doesn’t take Tomoe River paper to bring out. This is a wet ink that has shading properties. It shades from a dark blue to a denim blue like shade. Akkerman Shocking Blue is one of stand out among Akkerman ink line up. This is a blue ink that would appeal to blue ink lovers who want something a little extra with their favourite colour.