UV tattoos are on the rise and right along with their rise in popularity are inquiries about UV tattoo removal. UV tattoos are tattoos that have a special type of ink that gives off a glow under a black light. There are also glow-in-the-dark tattoos, which are only visible in total darkness.
UV tattoos are also known as “ultraviolet tattoos” or “black light ink tattoos.” While these tattoos are a unique and creative twist on the traditional tattoo, there are some special points to consider before getting a UV tattoo.
UV tattoos are barely visible under normal light, which makes them attractive to those who need to hide their tattoos in certain situations. What is visible is the normal light scarring that comes with any tattoo. This scarring, which looks like faint tan lines on a UV tattoo, cannot be seen with a normal tattoo.
The main concern with UV tattoos is what is in the ink. The FDA does not regulate normal tattoo ink, making it almost impossible to know what exactly is in the ink or how harmful it could be. UV tattoo contains additional chemicals that could cause negative reactions or could be cancerous.
UV tattoos are difficult to remove because they are barely visible in the skin. Laser tattoo removal works by targeting the pigments in the skin. Invisible or hard to see ink is less likely to be picked up by the lasers.
We do not recommend participating in the UV or glow in the dark tattoo trend. These types of tattoos may be awesome at a party, but could have serious health consequences down the road.
Are you in the Milwaukee area and seeking to remove a UV tattoo? Come on in for a free consult. Remove a Tattoo is a laser tattoo removal clinic offering the best source of physician-performed laser tattoo removal. Give us a call or contact us for your free consultation today 414-617-2849.