I can’t help but be torn: I’ve had every emotion associate with tattoos — the excitement, the love, the pain of getting it, the thrill of loving it… or disappointment and regret that can result — so it’s hard to form a solid opinion on the idea of black-light tattoos. They’re applied the same way as regular tattoos (so, you know, ouch), but once they heal they’re invisible unless they’re exposed to a black-light. And when they are, they glow in the dark! So, cool? Or sort of what’s the point…?
I don’t know about you guys, but I haven’t found myself in the presence of a black-light since the last time I went cosmic-bowling, a good three or four years ago. But I suppose clubs and even some people’s houses are equipped with the fluorescent-exposing light for the fun trippy-ness off it all. And maybe if you’re a DJ for a living and want to be that guy, when the lights go down, whose tattoos of bones look like you’re being exposed to an X-ray, that’s cool. But tattoos are expensive and can be really painful. Are these worth it?
Check out some awesome examples of these tattoos in the gallery, and tell us:
Would a black-light tattoo be worth it to you? Which one is your favorite? (Mine is the Dark Mark!)