Just when you thought you had seen it all. While realistic and ever so complex tattoos are growing in popularity, UV ink has shattered the idea of what’s truly possible with glowing admiration.
Invisible UV ink is fooling society left and right.
Concealed under the cover of daylight, this ink style takes party and business to a whole new level.
Though, in reality, it’s more about the possibilities at hand and less about what your boss thinks.
When it comes to tattoos that glow in the dark, you have options.
First, invisible UV ink, which leaves a slightly raised red mark on the skin, or colored UV ink, which enhances already visible artwork.
How does it work:
For starters, without toxic chemicals or compounds. It’s important to note that phosphor is what produces the radiation of visible light after it has been energized. Unfortunately, phosphors aren’t approved by the FDA for use in tattoos and for a good reason: They’ve been labeled as cancer causing substances.
Additionally, you’d need a radioactive substance in order to increase the level of light and energy retained for a true bright tattoo.
To solve this problem, the tattoo industry has introduced UV Blacklight reactive tattoo ink. It features florescent pigments that react when put near the high energetic ultraviolet light given off by a blacklight. These florescent material absorb the UV rays, re-emit them, and in the process, produce emissions which give off a longer wavelength for that remarkable glowing appearance.
Should you get one
That’s really up to you to decide, however you should still know this:
The FDA doesn’t regulate tattoo inks, nor UV tattoo inks specifically. That doesn’t mean their unsafe, it just means if any artist ever says it’s FDA approved, it’s not. Run out the door and go to a shop that will tell you the truth on honest terms.
Some men have complications like minor itching or dermatitis. Though, in reality some guys have complications with traditional tattoo inks and colors regardless. It’s a lot like how healing times can vary so much from man to man; bodies vary. The good at least, I have yet to find a single source for anyone having major issues with glow in the dark tattoo ink.
Of course, there’s also the fact that these techniques have been documented and studied for over ten years and counting now.
While certain tattoo shops may decline to do them, others might be more than happy to help. Perhaps your best bet is to consider tattooing a very tiny circle somewhere discreet. Wait till it heals and then a few months after that come back and determine if there’s any irritation or skin problem. Then get what you want done with a full heart of confidence.
Lastly, consider the price. Like a great traditional tattoo on its own, adding UV ink isn’t cheap!
Turn the black light on
With that said, go ahead and explore these top 60 best glow in the dark tattoos for men below. Under the cover of darkness you’ll find countless black light designs that really show the cool possibilities of UV ink in action!