The Pros & Cons Of UV Ink Tattoos

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There's always been a debate about UV ink tattoos. Are they good or not good for you?

The answer really depends upon each individual, skin type and lifestyle, considering their freedom to express themselves. So we're laying down all the pros and cons for you to decide yourself. Check out these 10 cool and trippy UV ink tattoos and learn how it works.

UV lamp
UV lamp

HOW IT WORKS: a black light looks dark purple, but it really emits the whole ultraviolet spectrum, which is invisible to the human eye. Under a UV light, anything white, and colors that contain "Phospor", such as the Uv ink, or a glow stick, emit bright light. This is due to the fact that Phospor is any substance that absorbs energy and re-emits it as visible light.

Amazing UV Ink Tattoo
Amazing UV Ink Tattoo

Did you know? Some laundry detergents contain phosphors to give you the "whiter than white" effect on your white & bright clothes. Bet ya didn't see that!

UV laundry detergents
UV laundry detergents

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So, in conclusion, SOME, BUT NOT ALL UV inks contain phosphor. Which brings us to the 1st PRO: It looks cool but; CON: it may give you an allergic reaction (depending on your skin type).

UV Ink Tattoo
UV Ink Tattoo

PRO: You'll totally rock in a rave party but CON: consider how it would look like under normal light conditions.

That's how it looks like without & with black light.  If you're into the "scar effect" as well, (UV inks are thinner than normal tattoo inks) then this one's probably for you.

Awesome UV tattoo
Awesome UV tattoo

PRO: It totally looks rad! CON: The FDA has not officially approved UV inks yet.

Full body tattoo
Full body tattoo

Cool tattoo idea! However, not all tattooers are into the idea. UV inks are not so easy to tattoo.

Hand skeleton tattoo
Hand skeleton tattoo

PRO: Definitely looks badass. CON: That spot under normal light looks bare and cannot be tattooed on. So if you're going for the heavily tattooed look, this ain't the way.

Awesome UV Ink Tattoo
Awesome UV Ink Tattoo

PRO: can entertain yourself, your family & friends. CON: Under normal light, the ink looks uneven. And that placement (side of finger) has a reputation of fading off tattoos as the skin there is thick and heals differently than other areas of the skin.

Dope finger tattoo
Dope finger tattoo
Finger tattoo
Finger tattoo

The secret Life. Pro: landing a job would be easy, and they wouldn't know about your little secret. ;-) Con: it's not as committed to Traditional tattooing... The one that our ancestors passed on to us... Which is the main use of black ink & wearing them with visibility & pride. ;-)

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Hi! My name’`s Minnie, writer & Tattooer at Good Hand Tattoo Philippines. We specialize in creating All-original and Custom-designed Traditional tattoos. Please show your support by following our page on Facebook :-)

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