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Blacklight Tattoos And Designs-Blacklight Tattoo Ideas And Pictures

Updated on September 14, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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One tattoo that continues to gain popularity all across the world is the blacklight tattoo. Blacklight tattoos are creative, unique, and absolutely stunning. Blacklight tattoos are made with a special ink that allows it to be seen with a blacklight or UV light. Also known as UV tattoos, blacklight tattoos are perfect for anyone wanting to step outside the box.

The great thing about blacklight tattoos is the fact that you can get any tattoo done in this special ink. If you want a heart tattoo, it can be done. If you want an eagle tattoo, it can be done. Any tattoo symbol or tattoo style that you want can be done in this ink. This gives you plenty of options to consider.

Another cool thing about blacklight tattoo designs is that you can add this special ink to older tattoos. If you feel that your old tattoo is missing something, try adding some of this special ink to set it off. With this option, your tattoo will have two unique looks, almost like another dimension to your blacklight tattoo.

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Just like any tattoo, there are advantages and disadvantages to blacklight tattoos. The blacklight tattoo is perfect for anyone that spends time in clubs and bars. This is an area where your blacklight tattoo can be seen. If your not around blacklights a lot, you might want to consider another tattoo. It is your choice though, just a suggestion.

If your getting a blacklight tattoo with an old tattoo, a mix of both, this gives you the ability to show your tattoo off in all situations. Now, if your only getting a blacklight tattoo, there are some things that you need to consider. As you know by now, your blacklight tattoo design will only show when you are in the appropriate setting. Also, blacklight tattoos can leave scarring. This is left behind by the tattoo gun. The amount of scarring can differ from one person to the next. However, this is something you want to consider before you choose a blacklight tattoo.

If I could make a suggestion, I would advise you to get a mixture of the blacklight ink and regular ink. Not only does it give it another dimension, it also allows you too show off your tattoo at anytime. When you are in a UV setting, you then can show your blacklight tattoo off. The whole purpose of getting a tattoo is too show it off, well in most cases.

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There are some things that you need to remember before you get your blacklight tattoo or any tattoo. Make sure that you take the time to research your tattoo. Make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo represents and stands for. You don't want to get inked without knowing exactly what your tattoo symbol represents.

Don't rush to get inked! Men and women that rush to get inked without thinking usually regret their tattoo at some point down the line. You don't want to make the same mistake. Take your time and make sure that your tattoo choice is what you want. If you have any questions at all, wait to get tattooed. When your completely sure on a tattoo design, then your ready. Remember, you will wear this for the rest of your life.


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      Joseph Renne 5 years ago from Milton

      Nice Tats, The Colors are Great. The perfect thing to touch up an old tattoo with.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia







      Thank you all for taking the time to come by, read this article, and comment. Sorry for the late response. Still trying to catch up with everyone:) These types of tattoos are just like any other tattoo. Over time, they can wear as ink gets older. These types of tattoos can cause scarring, which is probably the worse side effect you could have Glimmer. Awesome comments, I thank you all!!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      Very cool! I had no idea there was ink like that. I had really cool blacklight posters in my bedroom in high school. Not sure if I would want it permanently on me though. Does the effect wear off eventually or is it like a regular tattoo that lasts forever?

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Oh, these are SO cool. I can see me with one and headphones on loud as a rock concert, swaying to Rocket Man by Elton John. Amazing!

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, these are very cool tattoos just like those cool posters of the 60's and 70's . Did not know you could do that, thanks for this great information. Loved all the photos.

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

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      Alastar Packer 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Like this style Ricky, wouldn't have thought of it. Just might be useful here with that patch of green been wanting to do something with, nice. Up use and inter my friend,

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Wow I'm with frank, they blew me away. Iwould have loved to have these done when I was a teenager.

      Awesome job Ricky

      Voting up and more

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thelyricwriter these are awesome when I clicked on the thumbnails to view the full sizes on some blew me away I can handle these types of tats bro... :)