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White Tattoos – A Unique Touch

White Tattoos – A Unique Touch

Tattoos are something that makes you stand out. However, if you want to go for something that is even more unique than the regular black and gray, as well as colored tattoos, white tattoo is just the thing for you. They are of two types – the one made from simple white ink and the other created from black light ink.

The black light ink has come to become a part of the tattoo supplies of the modern tattoo artist very recently – say about three decades back. The black light tattoo ink is sometimes believed to have harmful effect on the human body – it is believed to be radioactive. However, whether the black light ink is safe or unsafe for use has to be conclusively determined as yet.

White tattoo with white ink

The white tattoo with white ink is made simply with the help of white ink and is slightly visible under sunlight. These tattoos can be extremely beautiful in a very delicate way. If you want to go for a completely white tattoo, a delicate dove on your inner wrist can look extremely beautiful.

You can achieve a number of styles with the help of white ink tattoos. Now let us look at the white tattoo ink. Some of the white tattoo inks are sold opaque, to be used alone, while others are mixed with colored inks to get a different shade.

Many artists mainly like to use white tattoos for small areas, to highlight a design and to give it character. For instance, the eye can be highlighted with the white ink, or the edges of a red rose can be made to look more realistic when white ink is used. These are used as reflection points in tattoos of elements that are meant to be reflective.

Unfortunately, most white tattoos fade out after a year or a bit more, especially if it is exposed to the sunlight a lot. However, there are some brands that create great colors that last. Some of the popular manufacturers are moms ink and Intenze ink.

Intenze tattoo ink has a great opaque quality that hold up great, for a pretty long time. The white Intenze ink is different because it uses a finely ground acrylic polymer. This is something that is used in car and house paints. Though there are some adverse discussions regarding the effect of this tattoo on the skin, there have not been many complaints regarding this issue from people who have used white Intenze tattoo ink in their tattoo.

White tattoo with black light tattoo ink

There are a number of types of tattoo inks in the market. The black light tattoo ink is usually a microencapsulated type of ink where all the molecules are encapsulated in very tiny clear, flexible containers like a gel cap pill. Since the ink is encapsulated it does not come into contact with the skin.

Though the black light tattoo ink is usually thin, it should not be used with other tattoo inks as this will take away the UV property of the ink. Like the white ink tattoo, the tattoo made from black light tattoo ink will appear a bright pink for a few days (due to the ski irritation from the tattoo gun). However, once the tattoo heals, the black light tattoo ink will be come invisible and can be seen only under dark light. This kind of tattoo can be fun in rave parties and at the same time, they can be quite personal.

Finally, remember that tattoos are meant to express who you are. So if bold colors and bright tattoos are not your style, white tattoos can be a great idea.