I heard about black light tattoos and I would really love to get one but, I have heard some pretty scary stories about people who had really bad reactions to them. I really want one but I'm not sure how safe they are. So if any one knows anything about them, good or bad, I'd really appreciate the input.
Posted by ghostofman from IP: 184.108.40.206 on 01/20/09 mass
all i have to ask is what makes it glow under a black light....phosphorus?? to me this is irresonsible ....as an artist do you want to be responsible for something that in 10 years is the cause of some serious skin problems??? organic pigments are the way to go...fuck putting glowing shit in your skin...
Posted by Alex from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 01/29/09 nsw sydney australia
hi im really interested in getting a tattoo and i want something new and not every one has the things i live in australia and i was woundering if they did black light tattoo's in aus and were they do it
Posted by QueenBee from IP: 18.104.22.168 on 02/12/09 San Jose, CA
I have read the MDSS for Crazy Chameleon and Hard Candy inks, and they do NOT contain phosphorus. There's a difference between glow in the dark and UV (black light) reactive materials! The current inks are free from phosphor! It's true the MDSS for ANY tattoo ink indicates it's not for use in "micro pigmentation" a.k.a. tattoo in humans!
OP - Sheesh, seems people like to speak without having the data to back up their opinions!
I have 2 UV tatts and as I am very fair skinned had them done in Titanium White. You can't see any hint of the tattoo in daylight, or artificial light. They really glow nicely under black light. I did have them done under the black light, which can be hard on the artist eyes. There was some redness while the tattoo healed though.
If you have med tan, or darker skin some of the colors would be almost invisible, but fair skin you'd see subtle color. A good estimation of how that would look would be to use office highlight markers to draw on your skin (and they glow under black light too!).
My first UV tatt is 3.5 years old, on my shoulder which gets tons of sun and hasn't faded at all! I would guess some colors may fade just as they do in traditional inks, and everyone's skin is different. My traditional tattoo that's 10 years old is really vivid, so I seem to hold color very well.
There's a few hundred images of UV tattoo on bmezine.com.
Any artists in Northern California doing UV PLEASE contact me!
Posted by QueenBee from IP: 22.214.171.124 on 02/12/09 San Jose, CA
Forgot to add this!
*TATTOOISTS REMEMBER - these black light tattoo inks are made with sterilized distilled waters, do not add foreign objects into your ink bottles!. This is NOT an alcohol based tattoo ink, so do not contaminate your inks with any other objects or products (like mixing balls).
So, they CAN NOT be mixed to create other colors, or with traditional inks! If you want a hybrid tattoo, get the traditional ink done first and then come back and add the UV reactive touches!
UV INK Frequently asked question link - http://www.crazychameleonbodyartsupply.com/crazy-chameleon-blacklight-tattoo-ink-faq-main.htm
Material Safety Data Sheet HERE! http://www.crazychameleonbodyartsupply.com/msds-material-safety-data-sheets.htm
Posted by truckerbob from IP: 126.96.36.199 on 04/12/09 las vegas,nv
thx qb for the link on faq's. i've lost count on questions on why my waving flag isnt shaded or highlighted anywhere. like i really searched out an artist that would do a color custom uvr piece, but she just doesnt know how to shade yet. and to the marine in japan... i hope ur waitng for states side. 1. possible risk of getting a royal dragon ink (see other thread). 2. some shops out here will give u a better rate for us veterans and esp active military. when searching for an artist. dont get discourged on those that will spout that "government can find you easier and definate cancer" crap at you. yes i have run across that, a shop owner in utah i wont mention(we were smoking at the time also). and there maybe a few out there that still believe its all phospherous. and the boogeyman. and the greatpumkin. as to why anybody would want a stupid suckaas blacklight tat. well, why buy a blacklight poster? why use highlighters on anything? my reason... it sticks out from the others. it gets attention. otherwise why bother putting one where it can be seen.
In Miami, there is a tattoo place called Miami Ink. I don't know from personal experience how good it is, but I have heard many, many people talking about it. The waiting list there, however, is apparently extremely long. So I'm guessing it is a really good place.
I have one on my shoulder and it's great except for 1) there are dots that look like fairy dust under a blacklight but in day light look like pimples. as of now (about 3 weeks later) those dots are the only part still visible after healing and 2) make SURE they use a blacklight while doing it. he didnt for mine and some parts didnt turn out.
I have a UV tattoo.. it looks good when its actually near the light but when im a night club it doesnt work.. It healed quite quick (same as a normal tattoo) but I now have a big scar and cos' its on my wrist it looks like ive been cutting myself (i've actually been ased if i carved into my wrist myself lol).. I tried bio oil but it doesnt seem to work.. Although i'm quite disapointed with it i dont regret it cos' its nots visable all the time so its fine. Was thinking about getting one on my face but not so sure if its gunna scar.
We offer UV ink at our shop. We never had any complaints from the clients, but we still post that reactions can happen and have on skins sensitive to the red and yellows more so. Also Moms just put out their line of UV inks I cant wait to try. We have the little snakelights with led lights in them. you have to be very carefull not to overwork the area, and we have had clients to where the uv ink shows up brighter after proper healing.
Posted by flowin from IP: 188.8.131.52 on 05/08/10 hokitika, westland, new zealand
i started playing with chameleon UV blacklight inks about 6 years ago.
i started learning to tattoo with old sewing machine needles, moving up to a boob gun, and now working with regular needles, but without a machine at all.
i have never had a single problem with the UV ink. my uv tattoos are as bright as the day they went in, where the blues and blacks of the regular inks have faded.
the healing time was fast, and i wish i could get the regular colours in the same plastic encapsulated microspheres. it is inherently more safe and less reactive.
i've also experimented with _coated_ phosphorescent pigments with success. however, these cannot be applied by machine, as the machines abrade and damage the plastic shell, exposing the pigment to the blood, and destroying it.
hardcore UV tattoos or blacklight tattoos are tattoos made with a special ink that is visible under an ultraviolet light (blacklight). Depending upon the ink, they can be nearly invisible in non-UV environments, thus they are a popular consideration for people seeking a subtler tattoo. They are particularly popular in the raver subculture.
Although the tattoos are sometimes considered invisible in normal light, scarring from the tattoo machine in the application process may remain, and therefore still show. A UV tattoo becomes visible under blacklight, when it glows in colors ranging from white to purple, depending on the ink chosen. Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. However, some UV inks are not as bright under normal light as normal tattoo ink and are considered not as vibrant.
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I had a black light tatt done recently and have had no problems with it at all. There are very few artist who do them and the one that did mine was awesome. If you're ever in the Jupiter, Fl area look him up. I would recommend him to do ink of any kind on anyone. Customairbrushing2k11@yahoo.com. He;s also on facebook. Great artist!