Getting the Tattoo
Where Should I Get My Tattoo?
In today's generation, just about anywhere on the body is a good place for any kind of tattoo. Popular areas for traditional tattoos include on the shoulder blades, lower back, upper arms, ankles, and chest. Because glow in the dark tattoos and some UV tattoos are not visible under normal light, some people get these tattooed on their hands, faces, and even on top of a shaved head. This way, the tattoos are only visible in the dark or under UV light and are a great conversation starter for tattoo connoisseurs.
When determining where to get glow in the dark tattoos or UV tattoos, one should keep in mind that there is a greater rejection rate for glow in the dark and UV inks and a higher risk of undesirable side effects. Blisters and rashes are difficult enough to manage on the arm or back, but present a completely different issue when on the face.
Where Can I Go To Get My Tattoo?
Although there are reputable tattoo artists in just about every community in America these days, artists who will readily ink glow in the dark or UV tattoos can be difficult to find.
There are several reasons for this. As mentioned before, there are no glow in the dark inks that are FDA approved, and there is a high rate of side effects as well.
Because UV tattoos must be given under constant blacklight and glow in the dark tattoos must be inked nearly in the dark, these types of tattoos are much more difficult to ink than their traditional counterparts. When artists combine the high cost of UV and glow in the dark inks with the amount of work involved in perfecting the tattoo and the high rate of rejection and re-inks for patrons whose tattoos didn't turn out exactly right the first time, many tattoo artists shy away from them because there isn't much room for profit and absolutely no margin for error.
When locating an artist who will provide either UV or glow in the dark tattoos, make sure to research their history with these types of tattoos thoroughly before allowing them to tattoo you. A reputable tattoo artist will be proud to discuss their accomplishments and will be honest about any issues with UV or glow in the dark inks.