Not all tattoos are created equally - some were made on a heavily drunken night only bringing regret later on, some were thoroughly premeditated, others are strictly monochrome, and some are plenty colorful, but these are purely magical. These tattoo designs glow in the dark when a UV lamp is used, making them look straight out of a Sci-Fi movie.
The main attraction for these glow in the dark tattoos is the fact that these designs are almost or entirely invisible in daylight, therefore a prime choice for those, who'd rather keep their body art to themselves. You know, quitting a good job with a strict appearance policy is not necessary anymore, if you want to get a tattoo inked. The only setback for these UV tattoos is probably the use of the chemical element phosphorus in ink. Phosphorus is also used in fireworks, toothpaste, explosives, and pesticides, so before putting UV tattoo ink under your skin, an allergic reaction test is advised.
Cautions aside, we'd like to shine some light on these amazing glow in the dark tattoo ideas. Not only because they are such unusual and unique tattoos, but also because of the designs themselves, even if they weren't glowing, are truly exceptional. So scroll down below and don't forget to vote and comment on the ones that deserve it the most in this tattoo gallery!
Starry Night by Van Gogh is undoubtedly even more lustrous with UV ink
While the actual UV ink is colorless and barely visible in a tattoo, the addition of various color pigments make it seem neon
We all secretly knew that the Cheshire cat is actually a demonic entity and this genius use of UV ink proves it one more time
Living in your own universe might get a brand new meaning with this UV ink tattoo
Mixing lighter and brighter pigments with UV ink gives them more glow, while darker colors seem to show less of the inks' fluorescent traits
The FDA approves UV ink, but not much research has been done on it, so allergy testing prior to inking is advised
This is a perfect example to show that UV tattoos are barely visible or invisible at all when in daylight
The Kiss is by far the most famous painting done by Gustav Klimt and no wonder why is it so popular with tattoo artists and aficionados. The paintings' beautiful lines and vivid color makes it perfect for tattoo renditions, especially when UV ink is used
All of the UV-reactive pigment I use is completely safe and has no additives, and it glows under blacklight simply because of the color of a pigment
Genius things are often the simplest, like using UV ink in this X-Ray tattoo