Blacklight Tattoos?

By MXL on 9/16/2010 07:11:00 PM

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So now you can get a tatt that can only be seen under a blacklight. Uhhhh... ok.

Of course Lil' Wayne has a few. Considering that just about all of his flesh is already covered in the traditional, you-can-see-em-in-any-light tattoos, ink that can only be seen in the dark is the natural next step.

Apparently, Ultraviolet (UV) tattoos are the latest trend in the tattoo world, but make sure you do some research before you go get one, as the jury's still out on how safe these things are.

I've done a lil' of the research for you. You can thank me later (No Jimmy Brooks).

Check it out after the stretch.



Are UV Tattoos safe?

Safety concerns about UV tattoos remain. The chemicals that compose UV ink are not considered 100% safe due to the number of reported skin irritations. Numerous skin rashes, blisters and infections have been reported with UV ink. In addition, there is some concern that these inks may contribute to cancer.

Do all tattoo artists use UV Inks?

The concern for the health of consumers and questions related to UV ink safety lead many tattoo artists to avoid UV ink. Since there is little or no FDA regulation of tattoo inks in general however, some tattoo artists make their own tattoo inks, including UV. With more awareness and newer formulations, UV ink tattoos are making a small resurgence after an initial decline associated with health risks. Researching UV ink is a great way to learn more about potential risks.

Have any health risks been reported with UV Ink?

The health risks associated with UV ink have been linked to the presence of phosphorous. This chemical is known to cause severe blistering, pain, burning sensations and even skin rashes. Many reports of skin problems have been reported to federal agencies.

Is UV Ink approved by the FDA?

Even though advertisements may suggest that UV ink is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it is not approved for human use. UV ink is currently only approved for use in agriculture and fishing industries. There are no reliable safety studies which explore the effects of human UV ink use.

Numerous rashes, may contribute to cancer AND not approved for human use? I don't know about you, but I'm goin' with the big FUCK no on the UV tatts.

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