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@Joanne Alfred Sad to say, the darker your skin, the worse the white ink tattoo will look. Since tattoo ink is deposited under the top layer of your skin, all the melanin will be *above* the ink...so dark skin over white ink will make the white ink almost invisible.
@Lauren, thank you for asking to see pics of those who have white ink tats! I promise they will NOT look like this! I have a couple of tattoos & 1 I got in 98-ish (a while ago), wasn't pro, but it included white ink, long story short, it also included light yellow & other "light" colors, which, as of today, have either faded into nothing or are a blurr... this tattoo that is posted is NOT a white ink tattoo... if it was, you would actually see WHITE ink on the skin, sort of like white out. They use real white pigment ink...they don't just use the tattoo needle w/ no ink & embroider your skin, that is unheard of. When you have skin that is raised like this w/ no color, it's branding, burnt skin, no needles, no ink... sorry people but this is false adverstisement.
But my white ink tattoo looked just like this while healing. That pic is just from when it was still a bit scabby and healing.
@Andrea Pence, can you please post your pics of your "white ink" tattoo? I'd love to see what it looks like today & I'm sure you had pics taken when it was first done, as I did w/ mine. Maybe not that day but earlier days. I'm curious to see this "invisable ink" I've never seen or heard of it. Just branding & tattoos...branding from guys I knew in my college yrs (ouch!)
@Chantelle And thank YOU for such a detailed response! I'm a research junkie & seeing misinformation posted & people blindly following it just breaks my heart!
@Andrea - the point is that this was posted, and NOT specified that it's a HEALING tattoo, & @Emily Taylor is leading people to believe that THIS is what the finished tattoo will look like, PLUS that picture is edited with a filter & NOT the real colors, which is also misleading.
Eh, at this point it's funny how people will say &/or believe anything :)
From BMEzine's section about tattoos. The questioner was asking about white ink. (Which @Chantelle does freakin exist.).....Here is his answer: "White tattoo pigment is generally titanium oxide, and the carrier tends to be thinner than other pigments. With time and exposure to the sun, most white pigment will take on a yellowish tint. Not always, but… a fair amount of the time. The reason a lot of artists tend to not use it for larger areas is that it’s a little harder to get in the skin consistently- overworking is a major concern when trying to get a solid white area solid. That’s what causes the scarring.
That’s not to say it’s not possible, but it’s something that’s certainly better done by artists who’ve worked with white extensively."
This is the link to question and response: http://ask.bmezine.com...
sure! i dont want to pin it but i'll put links to flickr. i have 9 hours old (this link) http://www.flickr.com/... and ...
nope, sorry that was after returning home from shop! oops! Mine is in the middle you can see the C for my daughters name through the wrap...
this is 9 hours later http://www.flickr.com/...
this is one week old and still healing http://www.flickr.com/...
there isn't a healed pic on my flickr, so i will take one later today. I slept with my watch on and my wrist is full of indentions! you know how that goes!
Thanks for posting @Andrea!
White ink tattoos do exist, just as do black light tattoos, and so on. All new tattoos look off while healing, and white ink on fair skin more so. No good tattooist will push harder/deeper for a certain color pigment, that runs a danger of putting it too deep in the dermal layers, which will cause scarification & probably raised scars at that. Tattoo ink is meant to be deposited at a certain layer.
I have a tattoo that has black light ink on it! Love it!
i seriously love the white ink
I love this!!!!
Never wanted a tat, but I love this
my turtle has white ink in his eyes. it looks just as good as the day i got it. but then again its low on my hip so its not exposed to the sun very much
I LOVE this !!
First one I've actually thought was ok... I'm not a tattoo person but this one is cute.
I love this. Will be getting. SOON!
I have this tattoo but i opted for light pink ink. It's beautiful!
This is scarification!
Went to have this done a month ago and was told it is scarification, not white ink. Still got the tat, but in a henna-like brown/black color.
@Chantelle Ricci yes this IS a all WHITE tattoo, it's MY actual tattoo on my left wrist and it looks amazing!
This is definitely NOT scarification. I have a white ink tattoo ony wrist that turned out the same way. Definitely white ink, not scarring.
@megan is there a little bit of shading too?
@Meagan sorry misspelled ur name
@Megan Krebs @Katilin Zimmerman look it's kate's tattoo on a wrist!
I got this same exact tattoo and in white. I love it. It kinda looks like branding but it's def different. Mine didn't heal like this picture :(
Love this but not so sure if the white! But love the tattoo!
have this in black ink! LOVE IT!!!
like the idea of white ink...
Looks good .
My daughter has this in black
my baby girl wants this done, it's awesome looking!
see how this girl lost 40 pounds wow http://pinterest.com/pin/57...
I am scheduled for a white tattoo in 2 weeks. My artist did make a slight face when I said all white but he said he will do it, he's done them before and adds a little blue to tint because your skin will turn it a brownish yellow over time.
Really like this.
How much did this cost you?
Heart and infinity tattoo
infinity tattoo...I really like this
♥ infinity tattoos
ok so i've liked all 4 of these post of the infinity tattoos you've put up. Really neat!! :)
Infinity love ♥
Best friend infinity tattoos
love infinity ... this is what tattoo I'm getting next!