Glow in the dark tattoos are all the rage. They’re cool, they make you stand out from all the rest, whenever you plan to get one because you’re just a huge rave fan who likes to party every weekend, or you want to hide your passion for tattoos from your boss, getting a UV tattoo will not be visible in normal daylight.
However, before getting your body inked, please know that they seem to be quite dangerous. Or at least, you should know what you sign up for when you decide to get a glowing tattoo.
How glow in the dark tattoos work
This type of tattoos contain fluorescent colors that are invisible in daylight, but they can glow in the dark. However, you need a special kind of light, the “UV-A light” to make these tattoos glow. This kind of light is the same light that is used for detection of counterfeit money or attracting insects.
Moreover, when inked with a glowing tattoo, you are actually inked with a solution containing phosphorus, a highly toxic and radioactive chemical element.
This kind of ink have not been approved by the FDA, so far. Keep that in mind! It is also known as a cancerous compound and specialist don’t know yet what effects it can have on your skin.
Now, they are gorgeous and we have made a selection for you that you can see below. The question is: would you do it, given the risks and uncertainty regarding glowing tattoos? It is all up to you!
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1. Haha! Cool Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland
2. A little town on the back of your arm, glowing in the dark obviously.
3. Showing off your skeleton
5. …And the tattoo came to life
6. Angel wings
7. The tree of wisdom is not always visible
8. The mountains are calling
9. You’ve got butterflies in your stomach…almost
10. Dreamcatcher working its magic in the night
11. The force awakens
12. …What a wonderful phrase
13. Straight to the backbone
14. Brought to life
15. Simple mathematics
16. Jellyfish glowing underwater
17. Just another cool tattoo glowing in the dark. Want one?
18. Think! Just as simple as that
19. Bob Marley still playing his tones, but glowing on your skin
21. The stars are shining in the dark to guide the way
23. The teeth, chico, the teeth…
24. Glowing backbone
25. The city that never sleeps
26. The eyes never lie
27. One idea that can light up the dark
28. Life line
29. Glowing Phoenix
30. Cute little paws to light up your day
31. The eye is watching you even in the dark
32. Little bunny having a good time
33. The God of thunder on your own arm…Shit, that lighting is charging, preparing to strike on your skin!
34. Avatar on foot
36. Light saber on your finger
37. Incredible Hulk is glowing
38. The flower of life
39. Dancing, glowing seahorse
40. Glowing Coca-Cola
41. Beating heart lights up the way in the deepest dark
42. The star!
43. Glowing hair
44. The eye will tell the secret
45. The gun on your hand
47. This is so cool!
48. The Matrix
49. The bones are talking
50. Faith in the cross