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Hand Scarab by AlixBranwyn Hand Scarab by AlixBranwyn
Now that I've got a better blacklight to take a picture under, here's a new photo of the scarab on the back of my hand. Again, with this ink on my pasty skin you can't see this under normal light.

EDIT: I put up a comparison shot for the tattoo under a normal light in the house as well so you can see that it doesn't show. :)
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Techta Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sworn on pain of being shunned (from my overly conservative family) for life to not getting a tattoo. So I've been thinking, maybe getting a UV tattoo someday. This is SO COOL! 10/10

Are UV tattoos more expensive than standard black and grey?
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The ink costs the shops more so yes they tend to be more expensive, it can also be hard to find a shop that will even do them, and only the white colored ink is "invisible".
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Devilsmaycry317 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
that is flipping awesome! ^__^
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DCRIII Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to know, is this tattoo permanent or temporary? If it is permanent, this will be the coolest ink for tattoos I've ever seen.
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's definitely permanent. I have had this ink in my hand for the past 5 years or so and it hasn't faded or discolored whatsoever. I don't see my tattoo often (I'm not often under blacklights) but when I saw it last a month or so ago it looked just the same. :)
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Grendelvs Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Writer
that is awesome. i have one on my left palm, and i've been thinking for a while about putting one on the back of my hand, but it's hard to stay in disguise with ink there. but THIS . . . excellent idea. and good job, too!
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grraorwwl Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Could you please tell me exactly what ink you used on this? It'd be greatly appreciated.
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey sorry it took so long to get back to you, I don't really check on here all that often anymore.

The ink is called Crazy Chameleon Ink and its the titanium white version so that it doesn't appear on the skin in normal light, well, at least on really pasty people like me. :P
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grraorwwl Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Wow, this truly is an awesome blacklight tat. I've seen many of them, but none truly this good. If you lived in Indiana, I would go to you right now to get this tattoo.
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BlackTowerOfTime Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
ah cool some blacklight skin drawing :-) I have a few in my scraps as well... now need look if you have more
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samisox Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
how awesome :D
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Zebrapig Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
OH MY GOD
thats tight! =D
where did you go for it?
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I actually did it on myself, so no need to go anywhere :P
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Zebrapig Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
How?
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Stephnee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
I love that.
I've never heard of that ink before..
if someone had more olive skin would the tatoo show alot more?

I'm interested to find out more now
is that kind of ink common?
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Ramen-is-for-lovers Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Woah.. I've never seen that before. It's crazy awesome! Is it just blacklight sensitive ink that is used?
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Super-nice work on this one.
Since you seem to really know your tatt stuff, can I ask you a (probably stupid) question?? I'm wondering if white ink (regular, not glow ink) could be used to turn a white scar into some sort of design? Ever heard of that done?
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It depends on how well the skin takes to white, especially if you are going over a scar. If the conditions are right and the white actually pops on the person's skin then yes it should theoretically work though it wouldn't be really too noticeable.
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alienhunny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
I've heard the fairer you are, the more the white ink will show...I am very pale, so maybe that will help.
I've also heard that white tattoos themselves (without trying to cover a scar), really just look like a scar themselves....Is that true?
And, what's your opinion on long someone should wait before tattooing over a scar? Some plp say as little as a year, others 3-5 years after it has healed.
Sorry for all the questions, but I do so appreciate your help. :blackrose:
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RevaMissP1ss Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
holy sh*t that's good !!!
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flamepointiger Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
I've never heard of black-light tatoos. How are they possible, and when did they come on the market, if you don't mind me asking?
I can't believe all the lovely tatoos you've done on yourself. The scarab looks lovely.
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
They are possible through a new ink that hit the market not too long ago, I'm not sure of the exact date, but tattoos similar to this have been around for several years though they weren't as safe as they are now with the newer ink.
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FaZeUrChiN Featured By Owner May 13, 2007  Student
Very nice! That's the best blacklight tat I've ever seen. All the other's I've seen have turned out SO crappy, I guess b/c you can't see it very well while you're working on it.
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palegothicangel Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
i was told uv clear has had in the past a tendancy to go biege ish? how have you found it? also that because of the way it refracts uv light the skin above has a hightened risk of skin cancer from sundamage. do you get sunburn more on the area tattooed?
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That was an issue they found with the old glow in the dark ink. I read up on it before deciding what type to buy. This kind of ink has been FDA approved for 11 years and has been used in animals for numerous years before it was put into human consumption and it hasn't had this problem on record. I've had this one on my hand for a year and if I recall correctly that was around the length of time it took for a color change and I haven't noticed anything different. Sorry to say that I don't know if it sunburns, I'm pasty as hell so I stay out of the sun lest my skin audibly sizzle when the light shines on it :) I can ask John as his heals, he's a trucker and thats his normal arm that he sticks out the window.
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palegothicangel Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
lol! cool, thank you (i realy want one but i'm not going to get some without being 100%)
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theonemarchal Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
gr8 tattoo but i herd that in this plase it dosn't last
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I've had it for a year and it hasn't faded under the light one bit, plus if it does it's my own tattoo work so I can touch it up myself. :) For some people it fades on the back of the hand, but I stay out of the sun and I'm not too rough on my left hand.
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theonemarchal Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
so u did know how to keep it right that's good
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AlixBranwyn Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I do it with the blacklight both on and off. While laying in the basic outline I keep the light off (it's not all that hard to know that you're following the stencil) I turn it on every now and then to make sure its good. I do the rest of it, building the line work and shading strictly with the blacklight on since I have the bass to work from.
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Fall- Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
Very well done and a perfect tattoo for the top of the hand.

Is this harder to do when it's this kind of ink? I've seen it on skin and it's true, the paler you are the less it shows so was it harder to follow the lines?
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