All You Need to Know About Glow in the Dark Tattoos


Glow-in-the-dark tattoo is for you if your goal is to have a visible tattoo. It can also be used to make your tattoo stand out. Let’s discover some fascinating facts about these tattoos.

What are Ultraviolet Tattoos?

UV tattoos, also known as glow-in-the-dark tattoos, are made from vivid and fluorescent colors that are hard to see in daylight. These tattoos don’t live up to their name. They won’t glow when the lights are turned off. They need a blacklight to activate the glowing reaction caused by UVA light emitted from the tattoo.

These tattoos require expertise from the artist as they are not like conventional tattoos. The ink used for the UV tattoo cannot be seen in normal lighting so the artist must pay attention to the tattoo while it is being done. To get the best results, it is best to choose the top tattoo studios.

What Are the Safest UV Tattoos?

Ink solutions containing phosphorous and other conventional pigments were used by artists in the past. This was considered dangerous as phosphorus can cause skin cancer and lead to skin problems. These practices are no longer common in tattooing and are now considered safe.

Experts now recommend using ink that is UV-reactive and has a dark-in-the-glow effect. Ask about the ingredients of the ink to ensure that it does not cause any type of health problems.

How Long Do They Last?

If you follow all aftercare instructions and choose the right artists who use UV-reactive pigments, ultraviolet tattoos will last as long as regular tattoos. Glow-in-the-dark tattoos fade just like other tattoos but will not completely disappear.

If you find yourself in a situation where it is necessary to cover the tattoo, you should know that the color you have applied will appear dull and the glow in the dark properties won’t work anymore. Experts say that tattoos exposed to sunlight will fade faster and become duller when they are under blacklight.

This post was written by J Michael Taylor. J Michael Taylor is an artist and owner of Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery. Black Amethyst is the best amongst St Pete tattoo shops. They provide an art-first approach to custom tattooing in a gallery setting.