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White Ink Tattoos

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stellify, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Circle_One

    Circle_One Well-Known Member

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    I've actually heard of Ace in the Hole, if that gives you any frame of reference.
     
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    9-10ths_Penguin 1/10 Riboflavin
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    No trouble. Here's what he had to say:

    Off topic: Bon Cop Bad Cop is such a good movie.
     
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  3. Stellify

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    Mmm...I love the idea of a dark, dark red tat. It's another idea I've been toying with.

    Really? The one here in Dallas? Wow..Maybe that's where I should go, then ;)
    I think one of the artists there did a tat for James Hetfield.
     
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    I forgot to mention, the tattoo artist I mentioned will not do white ink on people who are too pale, because then it will barely show once it healed up. He'll do them if the person really wants it, but he will try to talk them out of it.
     
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    Thanks :)
    That seems consistent with what I've seen and heard so far when it comes to white ink tats.
     
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    Hey, Circle_One or anyone else who knows: say you've got fairly pale skin (like me ;) ) and want a design that isn't all white, but has a bit of white in it (a small white rose on a red background that's part of a larger design, for discussion's sake ;) ). What do they do? Just leave that space blank and let your skin tone be the "white"?
     
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    Yeah. You can imagine I would have all kinds of UV tatts myself if it weren't for all the questionable issues surrounding it.

    An artist at the main tattoo parlour around here said he would only do it if I provided my own UV ink...
    and that he did not recommend it... and would not be held responsible in any way for the ink.
    That pretty much scared me right out of it.

    If I knew it were safe... I'd do it in a minute. *sigh* oh well.

    ~UV~
     
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    I think I remember one artist saying it might turn out looking like your own skin color rather than white ink. I imagine it would be like trying to use a white crayon on a white or pale colored paper.
     
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    I've got a couple of tattoos that are supposed to have white in them (like my Jack Skellington) and since I have naturally very pale skin, they just left his white parts as my actual skin, and it looks ******, if I do say so myself :D
     
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    To be perfectly honest, I don't think glow in the dark and UV ink will EVER be FDA approved. They've been talking about it for ten years now and it's still not approved.
     
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    oh and Stellify, yes the one in Dallas. If I'm not mistaken, they have taken part in the tattoo convention we have in Montreal every year.
     
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    The moment i turn 18 i am getting a tatto of an aum on my arm.
     
  13. Stellify

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    I've always thought they looked beautiful. Any idea of how exactly you want it done (colors, size, etc.)?
    And why specifically is that what you want for your first tattoo? :)
     
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