Black Light Ink Tattoo Pictures, Health, & Designs
Blacklight Flourescent Tattoos
I find these tattoos hot! It's like two tattoos in one if you get the UV ink around and through a regular tattoo. You have your daytime tattoo and your clubbin' night tattoo. However, many people just don't dig the UV light.
If you want a UV tattoo, you'll need to check with your regular tattoo artist, as not all artists will tattoo with UV ink. Some believe that it is unhealthy, whereas others either don't care or think it's safe. (I will go over possible health risk a little further down.)
Many first time tattoos are UV tattoos because they are nearly invisible during the day. If you decide that tattoos just aren't for you, you really don't have much to look at unless you're under black light.
Another reason to check with your regular tattoo artist before showing up at the shop demanding a UV ink tattoo is because he may not have the supplies on hand. He may be able to give you the name of a tattoo artist who specializes with UV ink.
Because it can be harder to tattoo a UV ink tattoo, you may be lucky enough to have an artist who specializes in this particular tattoo style.
Safety Concerns About UV Tattoos
Just because UV tattoos are cool doesn't mean that they're necessarily safe for your health. Before you decide on a UV tattoo, make sure that you know what you're getting into.
The companies that make and distribute UV ink may claim to be FDA approved, but when you read the fine print on the bottle, there's no such printing. All ink and products that are FDA approved have its special marking and statement. UV ink lacks that statement.
Also, some UV inks may contain carcinogens or allergen that can cause itching and rashes. You want to check around and ask questions before deciding on a black light ink tattoo.
Some of the UV inks will also contain phosphorus, which is not healthy to be injected into your skin. Make sure that the brand of UV ink does not contain any phosphorus, but even still, you can't be guaranteed that the chemicals that are included in the ink are safe for your body until the federal government approves them.
Health Effects of Black Light Tattoos
Many doctors and tattoo artists question the composition of UV ink because many people with UV tattoos have reported skin irritation and rashes around the area of the tattoo. Because the ink has not been FDA approved, it is hard to determine whether or not the chemicals are really healthy for you and your body.
Because some UV ink contains phosphorus, carcinogens, and allergens, you risk your body rejecting the tattoo. Although tattoo rejection is possible and common amongst regular tattoos, when in regards to UV ink, there are more chemicals that compose the ink which could possibly explain the higher risk of rejection in the tattoo.
Some people even claim that their once nearly clear UV tattoo has turned brown in a period of a few months.
Overall, there has been a statistically higher number of reactions and complications with the UV tattoos than with regular tattoos. In regards to mixing inks in a larger tattoo (IE regular ink with UV ink intermingled and around the tattoo), there can be a chemical reaction.
When getting a UV tattoo, you want to make sure that you ask about the chemicals in the particular brand that will be used. You want to make sure that, if anything else, the ink doesn't have any phosphorus.
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