Monday, August 28, 2006

UV Tats

Damn Funny Pictures has small collection of UV tattoos. What better way to let your inner child out than a tattoo with invisible ink? I checked out Wikipedia's entry on the practice, and it includes this warning:
UV tattoo ink is not commonly known or used, as very few varieties of UV inks are approved for use in the US. This is because some people have had reactions to the ink, ranging from minor itching to dermatitis. Several UV inks are suspected carcinogens and allergens and at this time, no research has been conducted into the possible side effects of long term exposure. Some UV inks are known to yellow or turn slightly brown with sun exposure.
Apparently this is still a work in progress, and will still likely show up under normal light. For my money, I'd stick with the real thing. Even still, it looks pretty damn cool.

Update: has a larger collection of higher resolution photos. (Thanks, Gabriel!)

Link (via Dvorak)

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Blogger Gabriel Villa said...

Look at this:
I posted the same thing!

Mon Aug 28, 10:46:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A UV tat would be awesome. Someone needs to make an ink that can do it and make a hell of alot of cash.

Fri Sep 14, 01:02:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you see the tat in the day?

Fri Oct 26, 08:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Suthern Princess' Xbox blogs said...

Thats pretty wicked.

Sun Jun 08, 03:52:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its not completely tested although there r a couple compaines already approved for use n the states and no the white isnt visible n normal light the skin just appears slightly discolored but unless u know what ur looking for u ll never see it

Thu Jan 22, 10:01:00 PM PST  

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