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One of many tattoos I have done with Blacklight "UV" tattoo ink. This ink is pretty new and not toxic, like the Glow-In-the-Dark ink they tried over a decade ago that contained phosphorus was.
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Crystal-fang Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
lelouch9-28 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
does it show up in the light too? or only under UV?
MeganEliMoon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I notice you never got an answer to this question ... The white ink is invisible under regular light but the other colors show up ... they are more pale than normal ink but sitll visible.
lelouch9-28 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hm, interesting
ThundahStruck Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
thiis iis soo WIICKED!!! \m/(>.<)\m/ :D
ii wana get 1! :D
GingerZombeh Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
dude thats hella sick!
Amey2810 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student
ebba Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
oh fancy, is it difficult to tattoo with or does it stuck easily to the skin?
babybrukin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
omg i think this is sooooooo hot!!!!!!
im planning to get one too....not as elaborate but with the black light ink.
1luckycharms Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
oh freakin sick nasty dude im gettin a uv tat but its a wolf and a ying sign behind it surrounded by tribal fire =D
ashleydeth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
i thought about getting one, just because how unique they are. then i thought, when the hell am i ever under a black light? haha. this looks so amazing though! very nice.
crashbandicootgirl Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Student
that is so...........DOPE
the-1-and-only-dude Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Man I am gona have to get me one of them
herloveandlogic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
Has this tattoo given you any trouble? Because of the UV ink? Has it faded at all or become less vibrant?
lizardboy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
chameleon colors tattoo. look it up on yahoo sells black light ink for tattooing. Ive used it for 3 years now with no adverse reations. has an fda approval on the main pigment for infection into animals. and just for anyone that cares. NO normal tattoo ink carries an fda approval. none. at least the major component of this ink has one. I have my arm done up in white(invisable) ink and it has shown like a bulb for 2 years now with no fade out. just to recap no tattoo ink is fda approved for injection into skin. so if your squeemish about chameleon uv inks, be squeemish about all tattoos. btw chameleon inks have been lab tested for 10 years with no abdverse reations. just find the site and read all about it my friends
Kiki624 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
wow! I've been trying to find a place that offers that kind of ink. How expensive does it get compared to normal tats?
marquiswyld Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad I've seen this - have been toying with the idea of getting some of my stuff 'enhanced' with the magic that is UV reactive inks.

Good to see it in the flesh - so to speak.

There was also another serious issue with the previous UV reactive ink you could get - it was a major irritant!

Possibly the worst thing to have under the skin ever...

Short of radioactive isotobes.

Anyhow - nice work, had this fave'd for some time.
m0nkey013 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
great job, i really like how the orange looks under the blacklight
layd2rest Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2007
AMAZING! I. Cant. Stop. Looking. At. It.
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WolfMoon85 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
if i ever get a tattoo i want one that can glow! that's so cool!
brummytb Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Thats trippy man...great job...Flippin awesome!!
Thenextyoshitaka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
Man got to get some of that ink.
DetrimentalMemories Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006   Digital Artist
This kind of ink is so cool. I've always pictured someone with a tat that says "I only come out at night" in UV, with the type of ink that only shows under blacklight. XD
dj555g Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
that may be the coolist tattoo i have ever seen
erxzz Featured By Owner May 11, 2006
very cool :love:
hyper-gnome Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006
I've heard about the UV inks, but i'm curiouse as to how long these last untill they start to fade, and the price difference between a UV and the colored tattoos..... it btw.
designbyry Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
These UV inks stay bright on their own for only about a year before they start to fade, the lighter colors seem to be worse, which is why I began to use them over regular pigments. They do stay bright under a blacklight for a long time though so as long as you have a good color base underneath them they make for an extraordinary piece. As far as pricing, that will vary greatly form artist to artist and shop to shop, but they will always be a bit more expensive because they are more costly than regular inks, and they are harder to work with, most require the work to be done in the dark under a blacklight to ensure even coloring and fill.

Hope that answered your questions! :)
hyper-gnome Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006
heh you did, what i wanted to do was get a regular inked tattoo and then outline it in UV so you could see it in both regular light, and then dark... OR get something done on my wrist. (i'm not a big fan on having tattoo/piercings show... lol for busness....)
shadukha Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How new, exactly, are these UV inks?
designbyry Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
I first heard about them and bought them about a year and a half to two years ago.
shadukha Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, right. I've only heard of them recently, within the last couple of months or so. And this photo of your's is the first I've seen them in use. Your tattoo looks amazing, btw :)
designbyry Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
Thank you very much :)
shadukha Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
StuartR Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
Looks awesome
zombiebe10u Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
thanks for the info
zombiebe10u Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
i went to an am jam a little while ago and saw some new uv ink that was just approved by the fda but still was noted to be linked with cancer causing agents. i would love to know what this ink is because i have not been able to find a decient uv ink. the color is great on this tat. im am very impressed with the boldness of the yellow.ussualy uv inks break down fast in sun light, how does this one hold up ?
designbyry Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
This is a snipet from the distributors website from which I ordered the ink:

Polymethylmethacrylate 97.5% and microspheres of fluorescent dye 2.5% suspended in UV sterilized, distilled water with no preservatives or other additives. PMMA is used in familiar procedures as dental prostheses, bone repair, eye lenses, orthopedics and in pacemakers, and since 1947 when the first hip prosthesis was introduced. These microspheres are 4-5 times the size of a red blood cell and are well tolerated by human tissue (no rejection). More recently used in the treatment for erasing facial wrinkles.

The UV Inks are used just like any other tattoo ink, though a UV Blacklight Should be used to check the ongoing work.

According to our manufacturer's records, this ink received USFDA approval in 1995 for use in animals, plants and fish for the purpose of tracking migration, growth patterns; breeding habits etc. No other tattoo inks have received approval in this way. Many fisheries use this ink to "mark" the fish in oceans and the ones raised to stock rivers and ponds.

As far as the color fastness of the ink, it does fade much quicker than traditional ink. After seeing a few year old tattoos that I had done soley with the UV ink and how bad they had faded, I started making a blacklight tat a 2 part process. The tattoo is done first with traditional ink for color, and after healing at least a month I go back over it with the coresponding UV ink color. This way the tattoo looks good both in normal light and under a blacklight for years. This unfortunatley makes the tattoo even more expensive for the recipient, since they essentially get tattooed twice, and the UV ink is pretty expensive to boot. The one exception is the white blacklight ink that is invisible in normal light, but glows the white/purple under the blacklight.
MenacingSky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006   Writer
ooh very nice.
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