Hot Black Light, UV Tattoos
Black Light Tattoos
Black light of UV tattoos have become one of the hottest tattoos desired by those pursuing to have some ink on their bodies, and from the images below, you'll see why they're so compelling to some.
There are some obvious limitations to black light tattoos in that they are very dim in daylight and difficult, and in some cases, impossible to appreciate and see, unless viewed with a black light.
One very compelling aspect of this type of tattoo design is when it's combined with traditional tattoo ink. The two together can look very cool.
A consideration when thinking about black light tattoos, is in some cases the design will leave some scarring on the body, and it isn't always a surety that it will be hidden in daylight hours, even if it is lighter.
So if you're thinking of it being completely invisible, that may not be the case, so you have to be careful not to have it inked in a place where it could have a negative impact on your life, such as when interviewing for certain jobs, etc.
Finally, black light tattoos are more expensive to have etched in your skin, and will take longer to apply. Keep that in mind when going over the variables related to making a decision.
- Awesome Tiger Tattoos
I haven't done much research before into tiger tattoos, so I was surprised and excited to find some pretty cool ones out there. Because of the nature and body structure of the tiger, it's a little more difficult to work with than other tattoo...
- Dragon Tattoos Breathing Fire As Most Popular Tattoo
Most people agree, and the industry overall concurs, that dragon tattoos are the most popular tattoos in the world, and both men and women like to where them, while looking awesome on both. What's fascinating about dragon tattoos is they mean very...
Popular Black Light, UV Tattoo
The skeleton tattoo below is probably the tattoo that has popularized the UV tattoo craze more than any other, as it is ubiquitous around the Internet when searching for this type of tattoo, and is, for the most part, considered the standard in the genre, as well as the primary marketing tool that has made the segment so compelling.
Black Light Skeleton Tattoo
- Gambling, Card Tattoos
Tattoos of cards are surprisingly versatile and unique in appearance, with a lot of additional props or themes that blend with them, to create very compelling designs. There are memory card tattoos, tattoos of cards and stories, and just about...
- The Attraction of Star Tattoos
Similar to flower tattoos, star tattoos, in general, arel not conducive to making statements by those who embrace them. There are exceptions, for example, with nautical military star tattoos. Otherwise the star tattoo design of choice is just a...
While arm and hand tattoos are be far the most popular among black light tattoo, there are numerous exceptions, such as the full back tattoo below. The face, ribs and chest are other areas people have had them inked on. Very few have them placed on their legs.
Black Light Back Tattoo
- Heartbeat or EKG Line Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Almost all of us have seen someone we care about hooked up to a heart monitor while we watch the irregular EKG line scrolling across the screen, reminding us of the preciousness of life. A number of people have taken that emotional moment and...
- Cat Tattoo Designs
Cat tattoos offer up a variety of designs and inspirations from people, and can range from jungle cats to our favorite little fur balls running around the house. This hub we'll look at domestic cats, which can bring out a lot of emotion in people,...
UV or black light tattoos are also very popular among the ladies, and can look great.
The contrast between light and dark in the images below are fantastic. I really like the eyes and hair of the first woman against the dark backdrop. Looks and works nicely.
The Ladies and Black Light Tattoos
- Music Note Tattoo Designs
Music note tattoos are a very popular theme among fans, and it's one of those images which can be used in a variety of place and additional themes to create a great work of art. It's also one of those few tattoo designs which appeals to men and...
- Dandelion Flower and Seed Tattoo Designs
Dandelions, for most of us, were a big part of our childhood, as we'd grasp the flowers when they were going to seed, and shutting out admonitions to not blow on them because they would produce more of the unwanted flowers, we puffed out our cheeks,.
A terrific way to be tattooed is using a combination of black light and traditional tattoo ink. It is really cool to see the outlines and highlights working together in a design.
Traditional and Black Light Tattoo Combinations
- Razor Tattoo Designs
Straight edge razors have been around since the 17th century, eventually becoming a piece of art with the decorative handles that are still sought after by collectors to this day. In some parts of the world the straight edge razor was used up...
- USMC Tattoo Designs
The United States Marines have a proud tradition, dating back (institutionally) to 1775, while operationally well before that. Marines are deployed by means of the sea via Naval vessels in order to respond quickly to emerging threats. The rich...
- Garter Belt Tattoo Designs
Garters or garter belts have been part of women's wear for a long time, and are a narrow band of fabric with an elastic element used to wrap around the part of the leg just below the knee in order to hold up stockings. In more modern times, they...
- Spider Web Tattoos
As you'll see from some of these amazing photos of spider web and spider tattoos, they're amazing in their quality, and in some cases very challenging as to how and where they were placed on the body by those being tattooed. What's great about a...
I mentioned arm and hand tattoos being the most popular placement for black light tattoos. Within those parameters, the forearm is the top choice for UV tattoos.
It seems the reasoning behind that is it is simply the easiest place to be able to display that type of tattoo if you want to show it off in a variety of social situations.
Forearm UV Tattoos
- Iris Flower Tattoo Designs
In modern times the iris flower is very ubiquitous and popular, making them a favorite among many artists because of its variety of colors and unique shapes, and translate well to tattoo designs, which a growing number of people are choosing to have.
- Harley Davidson Tattoos
Harley Davidson motorcycles, and the brand itself, have become a way of life for many people, and represents, more than anything, freedom. Consequently, Harley fans are forever looking to express the lifestyle, and one of those choices are to get...
- Fire and Flame Tattoos
Tattoos incorporating fire or flame into the design look fantastic, and with the occasional exception, are part of a combination of tattoo themes, rather than a standalone image of fire. But even on those occasions, the tattoo is designed in such...
Using script for tattoos has been popular since tattooing was invented, and that's also the case with black light tattoos. The dark shadowing really looks radical when contrasted with the bright, fluorescent fonts, as seen below.
"Life is Beautiful" Black Light Tattoo
- Lady Bug Tattoo Designs
Lady bugs have captured the imagination and attention of people around the world, as the ubiquitous little creatures show up to eat many of the enemies of our gardens, generating good will and inspiring some works of art, which translate well to...
- Lobster Tattoos
For those of us that love the water and seas, a lobster tattoo is a compelling choice to show what it means to us. There is no doubt that we who are born near the water have a unique affinity to the sea, lakes and the life forms associated with...
- Hawaiian Islands Tattoos
There are a significant number of tattoo themes related to Hawaii and its culture, but some take it to another level and have the Hawaiian islands themselves as the tattoo design. Using the tropical state as the inspiration for a tattoo is...
Not including the forearm, black light tattoos on the hands is probably the next most popular choice of placement. Here you see the matching tattoos on the backs of the hands.
Surprisingly popular is also putting the UV tattoos on the knuckles. In those cases it's, for the most part, lettering that is inked on.
Matching Hand Black Light Tattoos
- Hair Tattoo Designs
Technically hair tattoos really aren't tattoos, as they have nothing to do with ink, although they do have a similar characteristic with temporary tattoos in that they are meant to be a work of art employed for a short period of time. Hair tattoos...
- Bicycle Tattoo Designs
Bicycles, other than our knees and feet, are one of the first forms of transportation we use, and for many people that fascination has never left them, prompting them to get a tattoo with the bicycle or some of its parts as the center of the design..
Now here's a bold decision by the recipient of this UV tattoo, placing on the top of his bald head.
Of course it may not be as difficult as it sounds. After all, how many people will be able to see the tattoo, whether in daylight or UV conditions? Still, pretty cool when it is showcased. I think it would be somewhat painful to endure the inking process itself on that delicate area.
Wild Black Light Tattoo on Top of Head
- Tulip Tattoo Designs and Meanings
Tulips have been wildly popular for centuries, with their gorgeous, vibrant colors offering an extraordinary display - both in home gardens and fields where they're grown - inspiring many people to have a tulip tattoo design inked on their body. ...
- Libra Tattoo Meanings and Designs
Some followers or adherents of Libra in the Zodiac choose to have the symbol associated with the sign as a tattoo. The symbol for the astrological sign Libra is scales, which absence any human or animal image, is the only sign of the zodiac that...
Tribal tattoos can be designed for any type of theme, as seen by the choice of the tribal black light tattoo below.
This is one of the more vibrant I've seen, and really stands out, even more so than traditional darker ink.
Tribal Black Light Tattoo
After looking at the variety of quality black light tattoos above, you can see why so many people choose to go in that direction.
One thing I have always wondered is the limitations of being able to display them in only certain circumstance, as tattoos are definitely made to be seen.
As a piece of art though, they are extremely enjoyable to look at.