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Chameleon Blacklight Tattoo Ink

The new fronteer of "invisible" tattoos

Admit it: you always liked tattoos and more than once you thought about it, but your job and other constraints always kept you from getting one...

Until not so long ago, the only alternatives were henna tattoos, which don´t leave any track after a few months, but which are perfectly visible before that, and solar tattoos, which require a nice dose of patience to get them and, guess what?, they are perfectly visible too ;until they fade away.

You could object that you WANT a tattoo to be visible; why having a tattoo no one can see, not even you?

What about a tattoo that gets visible in some cases only, maybe when you are at the disco? Yes, because now it is possible to make tattoos with a special ink that becomes visible exclusively under blacklights, ;mainly used, you guessed right, in disco pubs, to have white clothes glow in the dark.

There are several kinds of blacklight inks, some of which are held safe as the classical tattooing black ink, as they do not contain cancerogenous substances, phosphors or ;Everglow®, but just plastic fluorescent microspheres suspended in sterilized water (in the pic above, an ads by "Chameleon Blacklight Tattoo Ink").

This kind of tattoos has been used on animals for more than ten years to help follow their migrations, and study their behaviours, without any kind of adverse reaction, and over the last years man successfully used it ;with decorational purposes.

Anyway, if you are interested, get well informed on ink ingredients and their long-term effects: knowledge is power!

tags: tattoos, weird


That´s a great idea and the book looks fab. I wish there were more animal outlines though... - TatFan, Denver

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