Also question is, why white ink tattoos are a bad idea?
The Cons of White Ink Tattoos
As it heals, white ink tattoos fade quickly, and they will either revert to your natural skin color or turn into a light grey or yellow. … In fact, white ink tattoos often end up looking like a decorative scar. “It’s not like doing a regular black ink tattoo.
Hereof, is white ink tattoo permanent?
White ink will fade quicker
Tattoos are permanent. … Eventually any tattoo will fade (some colors faster than others), which is why people go in for touch-ups. Sunlight is also a factor in how fast a tattoo will fade. White, being a lighter color, will fade faster than darker hues.
Do white tattoos glow in blacklight?
White ink on its own will not show up under black light. In order for your tattoo to glow under UV light, UV ink needs to be added to the white ink. This can create quite a dramatic effect, however, little research has actually been done on UV ink for tattoo art.
White ink has a thicker consistency.
The thicker consistency makes it harder for artists to achieve clean lines that stay crisp after healing. It can also cause a raised appearance, causing the scarred look. White ink tattoos fade much quicker than other tattoos but also tend to blur faster because of this reason.
White highlights are more painful than other parts of the tattoo process because white ink requires several passes to be saturated. … Therefore, passing the needle over a fresh tattoo is exponentially more painful than over non-tattooed skin.
White tattoos don’t usually pass the test of time.
All tattoos fade, and after a certain number of years, they don’t look the same. And white ink tends to change its color faster than other ink as a tattoo ages. So there’s a huge possibility that you’ll have to retouch your tattoo more often than if it were black.
White ink tattoos are generally more expensive than the regular black ink tattoos. This is due to the special ink for covering the design. Also, the cost of the tattoo will depend on the design you have chosen and the size of the design. Usually, tattoo artists charge $50 – $100 for the whole design.
White has been judiciously used for highlights. According to the artist the white will fade as will the black adding shadow making the color differences more subtle. Yes of course it can. I have lots of white ink on my most recent tattoo to add texture and depth.
Simply because darker colors are stronger than white. Not only that, white inks turn yellow when the skin is in constant exposure to sunlight. Or simply because the client has unhealthy skin and didn’t heal well.
Black and grey are the hardiest tattoo colours. They are dense and bold and their appearance lasts longer than colours. In contrast, the most vibrant colours such as hot pink, yellow, light green tend to fade faster. Darker colours, such as deep reds, are more fade resistant.
Yes. Your tattooist can colour it over with white ink, more or less depending on how much lighter you want it. My tattooist calls this ‘greying out’ and it works well. You can also use the same technique to cover black tattoos up with colour.
White Ink over Blackwork Tattoos FAQ
Yes! Covering your existing tattoo by process of “blacking it out” is entirely possible, though it will be a time consuming and expensive undertaking. Many people find that this style of cover-up affords them a creative way to hide unwanted large-scale tattoos.
White Tattoos Fade Away
In fact, they are quite elegant when they are inked, but, with time, they start to fade away and look less nice. Sunlight plays a significant role in fading the tattoos, so hiding your tattoo from direct sunlight will delay the process and keep it nice looking.