Notary Bulletin Can I Use Erasable Ink In My Journal? By Kelle Clarke on July 09, 2014 in Hotline Tips I'm wondering if it is acceptable to use erasable ink in my journal. I seem to make more mistakes making entries in my journal than anything else. – D.H., Lancaster, CA There is no specific statute that states anything about the type of ink that a Notary Public must use in their journal. However, the use of an erasable pen would not be recommended, as it could possibly be tampered with in the future. Our recommendation if a mistake is made in the journal is to line through the mistake, initial, date and make the correction. Kelle Clarke is a Contributing Editor with the National Notary Association. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827,Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share 8 Comments Add your commentS. J. Block10 Jul 2014California notary law says nothing about the type of ink to be used in a notary's journalJonathan10 Jul 2014Yes, you could use erasable ink in your journal. However, when you make an error, don't erase, line through. It isn't what you write with, it is what you do with it.TOni10 Jul 2014erasable ink isn't all that erasable anyway. Just use it like a regular pen.Dana Jordan10 Jul 2014I wouldn't do it. Erasable ink is too easy to tamper with. Just line through it and initial. Who cares if it looks messy, better messy than to make a costly mistake!EC10 Jul 2014Logic would dictate. Why use an ink pen and not a dark pencil? So people do not erase what was originally written. Do not use an erasable pen, it would be like using a pencil. If you need to make a correction, put a SINGLE line through the error and initial& date it.Julia valle10 Jul 2014Be careful also with some erasable ink. It is heat sensitive and will turn into "invisible" ink.EC10 Jul 2014I think logic should dictate and use a Non-erasable Pen. Why was a Pen required vs. a Pencil in the first place? I believe that it is so that nobody can easily tamper with what was originally written. An erasable pen is just like using a pencil in this respect. If I make an error, I put a single-line through my error and initial it, so that it can be evident that there was an error. We can go on about why a single-line vs. not using whiteout or scribbling out errors. We do not want our entries to get tampered or appear tampered._Renae Harrington10 Jul 2014Erasable ink fades and eventually disappears after timeLeave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.