White Ink Tattoos on Tan Skin
White ink tattoos on a tan skin can look quite marvelous if done right. Of course by marvelous here we mean subtle beauty, for white ink tattoos are not loud. Not loud at all. This is a trend that has become rather popular of late. High ranking celebrities and tattoo loving citizens alike are all donning graceful tattoo designs all completed in white ink.
Often these designs are intricately delicate things like cursive scripts either on the wrist or neck. This is not to say that these are the only spots on can spot white ink tattoos. No. Like any other type of tattoo, the receiver decides where they want it and what the design is going to be. Traditionally, white ink was only used in highlighting parts of a bigger design, but as things stand now, more and more people are having tattoos done with all white ink.
As far as tattoos go, this is a fairly new concept and many people have a bit of a hard time finding the much needed relevant information on white tattoos. The main reasons as to why someone would choose to have a white ink tattoo design is because of their skin color or type. White ink tattoos look best on darker or tan skins.
It is however advisable to try out a very small design first, one that can be easily covered up because white ink has been known to severely react with some skin types. This is all on an individual basis though. The other main reason people choose a white ink tattoo is because it is private. The subtle nature of a white ink tattoo makes it very ideal for those of us who have jobs that frown upon visible body tattoos. White ink tattoos are basically for the receiver and the people who know him or her very well. These tattoos don’t jump out at you.
Advantages of White Ink Tattoos on Tan Skin
The number one advantage is something we have already mentioned. Subtlety. With careers that do not look too kindly on visible body tattoos, a tattoo lover could go for an all white ink tattoo on any part of their body and nobody will be none the wiser. Unless of course very thorough and close body inspection is involved, in which case you probably shouldn’t get a tattoo if you want to keep your job. Otherwise, getting away with a white ink tattoo at the work place is very easy.
Lets face it, people are fickle. While getting a tattoo may seem like a great idea today, you might not want to have one any more tomorrow. Although great advancements have been made in the world of tattoo removal, they are meant to be permanent and some prove rather difficult to completely remove. This is where white ink tattoos are advantageous. They are the easiest to cover up or remove should your fickle mind kick in.
Disadvantages of White Ink Tattoos on Dark Skin
White ink tattoos are not easy to pull off for both the receiver and the designer. Most designers will not go near it for fear of the results not being satisfactory and thus gaining an unsatisfied client. This is mainly because the results cannot be guaranteed. White ink goes very well with highlighting parts of a larger tattoo design, but an all white ink tattoo is a bit of a gamble.
Additionally, white ink tattoos can very easily fade out in a very short period of time leaving an unintelligible looking mess. Which can prove very frustrating for both the customer, who will have wasted their money, and the designer/artist who will have one of his designs portrayed in a not so flattering light.
After all is said and done, white ink tattoos on tan skins look amazing. To better your chances of successfully getting one, always research the local artists and the brand of ink they use. Some superior inks work best. Avoid placing the tattoo in over exposed areas. White ink fades easily and direct sunlight doesn’t help. Get an artist proficient in freehand tattooing. Stencils sometimes muddy white ink tattoos.
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