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!
- Antonia McLoughlin