(Closed) Spinoff: White Ink Tattoos

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think about white ink tattoos?
    Love them! : (45 votes)
    56 %
    Like them on others but wouldn't get one myself. : (11 votes)
    14 %
    Hate them. : (20 votes)
    25 %
    Other - Describe below. : (5 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    7293 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Is it just scarred skin or is it a “white” ink? I don’t get it lol

    Post # 4
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I love them. I have a row of white dots under another tattoo on my ankle. I’ll look for a pic…

    ETA: Found one. I was showing off my Horde tattoo (it’s fresh, that’s why it’s shiny) but you can kinda see them under it.

    Post # 5
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    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    Interesting, I like that tattoo.

    Post # 6
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Mrs.KMM: That picture creeps me out a little. It looks like somebody just kind of took a knife to herself to get a cool shaped scar. 

    Post # 7
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Lemma: That tattoo still has the scab on it. They don’t look like that healed.

    Post # 8
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t really like them. To be honest I kind of feel like they’re the tattoo for people who don’t really want a tattoo. And they won’t last, which kind of bothers me. But, to each their own. I don’t have to like someone else’s tattoo if they like their tattoo!

    Post # 9
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    1212 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @Aure: Ok, good! I’m thinking about getting plastic surgery to remove a scar, so I was really confused that somebody would voluntarily scar herself. 

    Post # 10
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    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I really like them and would consider getting one myself.  I have a few pinned to my pinterest.

    My brother has a tattoo that actually uses ultraviolet ink.  So under normal circumstances it looks like a white ink tattoo but under a black light it glows. 

    Post # 11
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    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I really want a Celtic M on my left wrist but being a nurse, we have to have tattoos that are black or colorful covered up. I never really seen white ink in person and would consider it the more I get to know about it. Does the ink hold up just as well?

    Post # 12
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    5572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the idea!!!! If I was to get a tattoo it would be in white ink.

    Post # 13
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    1944 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @Lemma: I think you are thinking more along the lines of branding; which involves burning or cutting scar images into the skin. It has a similar appearance but more 3D. I’ve seen it done and it looks rather painful!

    Post # 14
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Love them. I plan to get a white ink tat when I find an artist that can do them. They are definitely a specialty, and most artists don;t have the skill set for them. And to whomever said that it doesn’t last, that’s not exactly true. White ink on darker skintones does disappear quickly. But those of us with fair skin have better results. I have white ink in a tat that is 4 years old, and it still looks good.

    Post # 15
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    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think the only way I’d get a tattoo is with white ink.

    Post # 16
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    You have to be careful if you get a white ink tattoo.  There are certain skin types that will either reject white ink or absorb it over time.  I was told by my tattoo artist that people with even the tiniest bit of native american blood will most likely absorb white ink and there are several asian descents that will reject the ink all together.

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