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Glow in the Dark Tattoos | Kuro Sumi UV Glow Ink


For many people, tattoos are a way of standing out from the crowd and expressing their creativity as an individual through the means of art.  Colour tattoos are an extremely popular medium, and tattoo ink is available in all manner of beautiful colours.  Some people want to take their creativity to the next level, and opt for UV glow in the dark tattoos!

UV tattoos, (often known as black light tattoos), are tattoos that glow when viewed under a UV light bulb.  Depending on the tattoo ink used, some of these UV tattoos will be completely visible in normal light (just like any other tattoo), and others are basically invisible until they're exposed to UV light.  My first 2 tattoos, done at the same tattoo studio by the same artist were actually done with some kind of UV ink.  I didn't know this at the time, and I hadn't asked for UV tattoos (and at back then I didn't even know that they existed), so I'm not sure why the artist chose to use UV ink (I'm guessing he must have used this for most tattoos), but it was a fun surprise months later when I was stood under some UV lights and noticed my pink butterfly tattoos glowing a flourescent pinky-orange colour! 

I hadn't really thought about it at the time, and I had no other tattoos to compare them to, so I must have just assumed that all tattoos did this, and I never really questioned why my skin glowed under black lights - but now I know that there are certain brands out there that specifically create UV ink, and I think it's really cool! 

At Magnum Tattoo Supplies, we stock Kuro Sumi UV Glow Ink, which comes in an array of colours that will create the perfect glow in the dark tattoos, and contain elements which react to ultraviolet light. 

We've found some really cool images of tattoos that were made with different types of UV ink - some that appear normal in daylight, and others that are only visible in UV light, so let's check them out! 

A really eye-catching piece, literally! I love hoow the artist has carefully used the UV ink in specific areas of the tattoo to make it stand out and look stunning under UV light. 
This is a really clever concept for a tattoo.  The disappearing Cheshire Cat is a great idea, and I love how only his eyes and mouth are visible in daylight. 
This one is a really cute tattoo, and I love the glowing planets in the jar.  Glow jars are a popular trend, and this tattoo has been executed perfectly. 
One of my favourite glow in the dark tattoos.  This Jimi Hendrix piece is stunning, and the artist has used the UV ink perfectly here to highlight certain elements within the tattoo. 
I love mandala tattoos, and this one looks amazing!  It's a great idea for a UV piece, and it's even cooler that the nail varnish matches!
I really like this one, and I think it's a really simple but effective way to use UV glow ink. 
If you want to create some amazing UV tattoos then make sure you check out our online store where you can grab yourself some Kuro Sumi UV Glow inks.  If you've used this ink before and have created some glow in the dark tattoos then why not send your pictures over to us?!  Just drop us a comment below.
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  • Antonia McLoughlin