Would you get a blacklight tattoo?

June 20, 2011 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

I’ve noticed that a lot of pole dancers seem to have tattoos.  The idea of getting a tattoo has never appealed to me because I change my mind so much that I would be afraid of choosing a design I’d get tired of.  Plus, visible tattoos are often viewed in the workplace as unprofessional, depending on the job.

Recently I came across this image of a girl with a blacklight (or UV) tattoo.  I had no idea these existed until a few weeks ago.  The ink is only visible under ultraviolet light, so the tattoo is virtually invisible in normal light.

There are several advantages of this:

  • It looks really cool.
  • You’re not restricted in your choice of placement; you can have a tattoo on an exposed part of your body and know one will know about it (unless you’re in a rave, club, or elsewhere with a blacklight).
  • Did I mention it looks freaking awesome???

However, if you’re thinking about getting a UV tattoo, there are some other things to keep in mind:

  • Since it can only be seen under a blacklight, you can’t really show it off whenever you want.
  • UV tattoos take longer to apply and are usually much more expensive than regular tattoos.
  • Extreme care should be taken during application because the outline of the tattoo, which would be covered up with regular colored ink in a normal tattoo, could become part of the design if gone over with this “invisible” ink – which kind of defeats the purpose of getting a tattoo that shouldn’t be seen in daylight.
  • If the tattoo is not protected from UV rays for several months after the procedure, the skin might react to the ink and the ink could become damaged, causing it to discolor and show up in normal light.
  • Like any other tattoo, it can fade over time.
  • Any scarring as a result of the tattoo process might reveal the design.

What do you think?  Would you get a blacklight tattoo, or have you thought about getting one?  Do you have one already?  And if so, what did you think of the process?

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