It depends on the type of ink. If it's permanent ink like sharpies, you're not going to have much success Regular ball point ink is easier. Take your stained cloths & lay them flat onto a & continue to blot. Use the hottest water you can--then wash in the Hottest water-then pray
hairspray usually works for me but depends on what type of clothing it is. put garment on a clean dry cloth regardless. don't smear the stain but dab/blot instead bc you don't want to set the ink into the fabric even more. If it's permanent ink you can try rubbing alcohol or acetone nail polish remover but be forewarned it may ruin the garment. If it's ruined already w the perm ink what have you got to lose right?
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I have had a lot of success with Stain and Odor Remover by Earth Friendly Products, a natural enzyme product on ballpoint ink to permanent marker. It's even removed mysterious red dye spots on a white top - a very hard type of stain to remove. Great on pet stains too. With all suggestions, be sure to test the substance you want to use in a hidden spot first to make sure it does not bleach the color from the fabric. And never, NEVER dry anything in the dryer until you know that the stain is removed - heat will set stains, preventing you from being able to continue treating that stain again.
And if the stain does not come out, consider dressing it up with appliques, buttons, ribbons, etc., in a pattern that will cover the stain and make the garment uniquely yours. If you are artistic or know someone who is, there are some fun ideas that can be done with fabric paints.