Do you like unique? White ink tattoos are pretty much the most unique tattoos that you can get! Stand out from the crowd by getting something so totally different from the usual. We’ve rounded up a cross section of 76 of the most beautiful white ink tattoos across the globe, so check out some inspiration here today.
Historically speaking tattoos have always generally been black in color. Today black is still by far the most popular color of tattoo ink. What is interesting is that in recent years there appears to be an increase in the amount of white ink tattoos people are getting.
White ink tattoos are popular among both males and females. We have put together a list of our favorite 76 of them and will also go in to some detail about why people are choosing white ink, as well as some of the potential benefits and downsides of getting your next tattoo with white ink.
First of all? Why a white ink tattoo, why not black? White ink tattoos are chosen because they are more subtle than black ink. A lot of the time you cannot even see them, making them a great choice if you don’t want your mom to find out that you got a tattoo.
So why would you want a tattoo that is hard for people to see? Besides the slight raising of the skin (doesn’t always occur) it can be very hard to see a white ink tattoo. That is of course until you put it under UV light. Under UV light whites glow a blue color, this makes white ink particularly popular amongst the rave and dance music scene.
This is an example of freshly done white ink tattoo. You can see the skin is still red and tender but the swelling will subside. When getting a new tattoo in white ink it still requires the right aftercare as would any tattoo.
When considering a tattoo, one thing people will consider these days is job prospects. If you get a tattoo will it affect your potential job prospects in the future? If the answer is yes, than maybe a more subtle white ink tattoo is the right answer for you.
Here is an example of some white ink tattoos on someone with a bit darker skin tone.
Astrology symbols such as the moon and stars are popular designs to get done in white ink.
Full back design
Another thing to consider when getting white ink tattoos is that the tattooist should have prior experience in doing white ink tattoos as they need to pay a lot of attention to the detail, particularly as it is harder to see than black ink.
Behind the ear
The behind the ear tattoo is more popular these days as a lot of celebrities also get a tattoo here. It’s a good place to put something small and meaningful.
Ring finger tattoo
When considering getting a white tattoo make sure you consider your skin pigment. If you freckle easily do not opt for white ink as your freckles could make the tattoo look strange afterwards and not show up properly.
Also whilst white tattoos may look beautiful sometimes, to others they can also look like some kind of skin condition, particularly if the skin on the tattoo area stays raised.