UV tattoos or blacklight tattoos are a type of tattoo made using a special ink that is visible under an ultraviolet spectrum light (blacklight). Depending on if the ink is white or clear, the healed tattoo can be nearly invisible until it is exposed to UV Light. Scaring from the tattoo machine may occur, and highlight the location of the tattoo. The ink can also be used to enhance standard ink tattoos (see images below). Colors can range from white, blue, orange, green, yellow and purple. Some colored inks may be visible in normal light, but glow brightly under black light.

UV Jellyfish Tattoo by Shwa Keirstead of The Fall Tattooing Studio

UV Jellyfish Tattoo by Shwa Keirstead of The Fall Tattooing Studio

Yoda Tattoo with UV lightsaber

Yoda Tattoo with UV lightsaber

Zodiac Themed UV Tattoo

Zodiac Themed UV Tattoo

Star Blacklight Tattoo

Star Blacklight Tattoo

Green UV Ink in a Tron Inspired Tattoo

Green UV Ink in a Tron Inspired Tattoo

Autobot and Decepticon Logos Accented With UV INK

Autobot and Decepticon Logos Accented With UV INK

Green Sun and Moon UV ink Tattoo

Green Sun and Moon UV ink Tattoo

UV Stars Tattooed on Stomach

UV Stars Tattooed on Stomach

Stars and Butterflies UV Ink Tattoo

Stars and Butterflies UV Ink Tattoo

Skeleton Arm UV Tattoo

Skeleton Arm UV Tattoo

Pink UV Flowers on shoulder and breast

Pink UV Flowers and scroll on shoulder and breast

UV "ON" Symbol Tattoo on Neck

UV “ON” Symbol Tattoo on Neck

Let's Rock UV Fist Tattoo

Let’s Rock UV Fist Tattoo

Jimmy Hendrix Tattoo highlighted with UV ink

Jimmy Hendrix Tattoo highlighted with UV ink

UV hand scroll Tattoo

UV hand scroll Tattoo

Flaming UV Blacklight Forearm Tattoos

Flaming UV Blacklight Forearm Tattoos

Blacklight Finger Tattoos

Blacklight Finger Tattoos

UV Ink Eye Mask Tattoo

UV Ink Eye Mask Tattoo

Dipper Constellation Tattoo Highlighted with UV ink

Dipper Constellation Tattoo Highlighted with UV ink

Bright colored backlight Tattoo

Bright colored backlight Tattoo

Blacklight Circuit board Tattoo

Blacklight Circuit board Tattoo

UV Lite Chemical Symbol Tattoo

UV Lite Chemical Symbol Tattoo

Carnaval and fireworks UV highlighted Tattoo

Carnaval and fireworks UV highlighted Tattoo

UV Woven Bracelet Tattoo

Black Widow and Spider Web UV ink Tattoo

Black Widow and Spider Web UV ink Tattoo

Blacklight UV Tattoo

Blacklight UV Tattoo

UV Scroll work Tattoo on a back

UV Scroll work Tattoo on a back

UV Ink Text Tattoo on arm

UV Ink Text Tattoo on arm

Angel and Devil Blacklight Tattoo

Angel and Devil Blacklight Tattoo

Angel WIng Blacklight UV Tattoo

Angel WIng Blacklight UV Tattoo

Black Light Arm Skeleton Tattoo by Shwa Keirstead of The Fall Tattooing Studio

Black Light Arm Skeleton Tattoo by Shwa Keirstead of The Fall Tattooing Studio