When I got my UV Tattoo

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OK I’ll try and keep this story fairly short, I’ve been into tattoos since I was a teenager, got my first one on my 18 th birthday. I haven’t stopped pretty much since then, the intervals between getting tattooed became shorter and shorter and I’m not on a monthly basis working on a Japanese style body suit.

I heard a few times about UV tattoos and saw quiet a few pictures on, http://www.bmezine.com/ I asked my tattoo artist about it, he said he’s heard about it and new one of his regulars had gotten one done somewhere but wasn’t sure exactly where. So I thought hell the Internet is one of the best sources to get information. A simple search on UV tattoo ink pretty much found me a seller from America that supplied UV tattoo ink that they claim is USFDA approved.

I ordered some ink and waited about six weeks due to back orders and shipping from America to Australia. I took the ink down to my tattoo artist and said we gotta give it a shot, during the time I was waiting for the UV ink to arrive I got myself a small Ultraviolet torch which would assist in the tattooing procedure.

First place we put the ink into was the circle on a kois head on my arm that wasn’t tattooed, no dramas feels like a normal tattoo but it just glows under UV light. After 2 weeks which is standard healing time for a tattoo it didn’t look like there was anything in that spot but it still glowed, cool! So the other tattoo artist that works at the same place got a deamon done on his hand, I quite liked it and got keen on doing something on my hand, but I wanted to wait and see how it healed up and if there was a lot of scaring.

After about 2 months you could hardly see a scar on his hand only if you really look closely at it, quite cool. So after a while I got itchy for another UV tattoo amonst my regular work, so I found a picture I liked of a Koi and got it done on my right hand and it goes up around my wrist. After it all healed up looks great a scar is visible though, and to this day it is still fairly visible unlike the other tattooist it can barely be seen.

Every persons skin is different and will give slightly different results. I’m happy with my UV tattoo and it doesn’t bother me that a scar can be seen, but I was strongly suggest that you really think about any tattoo whethere it be in normal coloured ink or UV ink that its something you really want and in a spot on your body that you are happy with, its YOUR choice.

I haven’t had any bad skin reactions or swelling or sickness that I would say that the UV ink would be the cause. Its been about 6 months and it still glows nicely, I also got myself a small LED UV keyring to show people, its quite a good party trick a lot of people are amazed and straight away want one!

So if you really want a UV tattoo talk to a tattooist and ask some questions, not all places have used or advertise about UV ink so don’t be disappointed if you can’t find anyone that has the ink just jump online and buy some and take it in to your tattooist, please remember you require a Ultraviolet light to get this ink put into your skin. I hope this brings some more light on UV tattoos and if you are interested in more information, try these sites:

http://www.bmezine.com/ http://bodyartstores.com/~bodyarts/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=Tattoos

I can be found here: http://iam.bmezine.com/?whitelotus


Posted by Oren Wilkes   @   26 April 2006 10 comments
Apr 26, 2006
3:12 pm
#1 cara :

That is pretty sweet. I really enjoyed reading about your tat. Thanks for sharing!!!

Apr 26, 2006
8:13 pm
#2 april :

My husband had this done about 7 years ago and over time the glow effect has faded completely away. The only thing that has remained was the regular ink he had done w/ it. I wonder if there are newer inks out there that won’t ever lose the glow properties.

Anyways, it looks great.

Sep 16, 2007
3:33 am
#3 cheyne :

thats hot. :)

Oct 29, 2007
6:59 am
#4 balls :

yo, i did my own on my inner wrist with a gun i built. Its a star and it came out pretty kick ass. I plan on having it touched up proffesionaly when i’m 18. we’ll see how it comes out. So far i am extremely pleased.

Jan 16, 2009
8:37 pm
#5 Praakas :

Is this picture taken soon after doing the tattoo? I was wondering if the scars would show up in daylight? I am planning to do one around my eyes. Any advice would be helpful.

Jan 26, 2009
3:54 am
#6 Kristin :

Praakas, You are more than likely not going to find anyone that will do it around your eyes. Mosty places require AT LEAST an inch diameter around the eye

Nov 10, 2010
12:06 am
#7 Jose Roiz :

hello my question is: how many month take to desapere the scar of your had, thanks
because I want to makeme one of these tattos but in my job they canot see please tell and thanks agein…

Apr 23, 2012
3:22 pm
#8 kyle hip :

i have be thinking about getting one also there are some that will do your eyes they can also do it in the whites of yuor eye i saw a guy who had blue whites and had uv stares in it you could not see he had uv in it at all

May 7, 2012
9:10 pm
#9 Megan :

Where did you buy your ink?

Mar 31, 2013
7:26 am
#10 Bro :

Why would you say the tattoo has to be done in a uv light? I just had my uv done last night and he did it in normal lighting I’m quiet pleased with the outcome just waiting to see how long it will take to heal

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