How Will White Ink Hold Up?

Submitted on 11.28.18

Lately we are seeing more and more use of bold white lines in tattoos, and of course many ask: How will that hold up? White ink by itself is very subtle, only shows up clearly on some skin types, and can heal with uncertain results. But used the right way, this approach can create a really striking look, as with this bioluminescent jellyfish that @jonclue and I tattooed recently on Jordan. We wanted to make a creature that appeared soft and luminous but which still had enough strength not only to hold up with time but also to read clearly through a mat of leg hair. You can read in detail about our approach to this piece in the Lines&Edges chapter of your ReinventingTheTattoo.com subscription.