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Question by keebler
Submitted on 11/27/2003
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i have a blacklight reactive tattoo, i got in colorado;the pigments are supposedly sold by a manufactor in new orleans, La.,but i have not been able to locate them. does anyone know about these pigments;and how too obtain them.the tattoo healed very well and i have no complaints about it. Is there any studios out there that applies blacklight tattoos. if so were?

Answer by naptownscratcher
Submitted on 12/15/2003
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crazychameleon in MA. they carry the new stuff (BMX1000) which just got FDA approval. 877-442-7723.


Answer by rob
Submitted on 1/14/2004
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skincandy.net sells this ink. i WOULD LIKE TO GT ONE MYSELF. Where did you get this done?


Answer by ftfungirl
Submitted on 2/15/2004
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Tyme Tattoo in Fort Collins, CO advertises blacklight inks. They also do great black work.


Submitted on 3/6/2004
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Twisted Tattoos in Sebring, Fl. offers blacklight ink.

Twisted Tattoos
Sebring, Fl. 33870


Answer by Ryan McHargue
Submitted on 3/9/2004
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I have a followup question - is the tattoo basically invisible without a blacklight?


Answer by Twisted Tattoo
Submitted on 3/15/2004
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Twisted Tattoo in St. Cloud MN

Exclusive with SKIN CANDY.

Call REX or MIKE at 320 240 6966

---- Blacklight sensitive ink is 100% not seen in normal light. I have it all over my body - Some skin is better than others to show the brightness when in clubs...

Awesome in Las Vegas!


Answer by Blacklight Tattoo Inks
Submitted on 3/31/2004
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Blacklight UV Reactive Tattoo Inks


On this page you will find information on BIOMETRIX System-1000 ("BMX 1000™") Photonic Marking Formulation Spectral Marking Pigment ("SMP")™ being sold as "Chameleon Tattoo Ink™". The Crazy Chameleon has shop listings  with photos!

Skincandy - has one clear color, but Chameleon has 18 colors 1 clear and 17 others.


Answer by Twisted Tattoo and Body Piercing update on Blacklight Ink
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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Twisted Tattoo and Body Piercing
805 West Saint Germain Street, St Cloud, MN 56301
320 240 6966


Ok, its been about 10 months and its time for an update on my BLACKLIGHT INK TATTOO.

Rex pushed the ink into my legs. The outside of my leg dropped the first session because a 50/50 mix was used with white ink... We did a touch up of 100% black lisght ink and it sticks.

On the inside of my leg Rex blended BlackLight Ink with baby blue in the water (Dragon) and that was one coat and its still bright as ever.

My right leg has 2 dragons made by Rex, both have highlights and they are still glowing well.

To our suprize we found that ORANGE also has blacklight inside it natural! so the red dragon with orange highlights looks awesome at the clubs.

Now onto my arms... Mike did a tattoo with the letters TWISTED - We did 2 sessions and its the absolute best showing blacklight ink. the key was to run 2 coats.

Twisted Tattoo in St. Cloud uses FDA approved blacklight ink from skin candy and Twisted has an exclusive in that area.

goto www.twistedtattoo.com for more information on blacklight ink.


Answer by CherryGirl
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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i just recently got a black light tattoo on the back of my neck as a design of a cross... it was done by wildstyle tattoos in white planes, new york, it was actually very cheap it was only $30.00.... it was cheaper than the first color tattoo i got on my hip... the tattoo artist said nothing about negative reactions or effects from it... its been red for a few days and its starting to slowly dissappear... i would recommend getting one especially if you want a tattoo but your parents say NOWAY!


Answer by Twisted Tattoo & Extreme Body Piercing
Submitted on 5/12/2004
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Answer by Dagger
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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First of all fellas....NO tattoo ink is FDA approved...so quit with that. I also work in St. Cloud, not far away from Twister, and I also have used Skin Candy and found it lacking. Therefore they are not the only people who can get it. Blacklight ink is a gimmick and a fad, just like lava lamps....Think about it. Good tattooers don't need gimmicks. No smoke and mirrors.


Answer by Wolfstar, RN, BSN, BA
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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Actually, polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) and the
microspheres of fluorescent dye used in the  BMX 1000 has indeed been FDA approved. It has used to mark (tattoo) fish, frogs and wildlife for tracking purposes and research for years. It could not be used for this purpose unless it had been FDA approved due to the potential of human consumption of the wildlife. The PMMA itself has been used for dental implants, hard lenses for corneas and as bone cement. One just needs to be sure the BMX 1000 is used and not Everglow. Everglow that is used in blacklight inks is not safe.


Answer by Tamela Schilling
Submitted on 8/4/2004
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yes  Ryan McHargue, the tattoo would be invisible without the blacklights, if u want one, its best to get some part of the tat done in regular ink, if u want to show it off that is, and the other part(s) done in blacklight ink. a friend of mine has a tat done that way, and so does a stripper i know. both tats look really cool with and without the blacklight ink.


Answer by Paully
Submitted on 8/16/2004
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Does anyone know how long they last? Anybody have one for an extended period of time? How visible is it under normal light? Can yo post a pic of your tattoo under normal light. IF there is a website with this info could you please post it. I want to get a rather large tatto across my shoulder blade, chest and bicep and was thinking about doing it with chameleon UV ink. Before I do something like that I want to get as much information on it as possible. Thanks.


Answer by slurpee888
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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I searched around FDA websites and as far as I can tell, there is No FDA Approved tattoo ink.  Check for yourselves:




Answer by RyverWild
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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A few useful links:


The ink sold at http://blacklight-tattoo-ink.com *IS* FDA approved...and they have the paperwork to prove it.  


Answer by Steve
Submitted on 10/22/2004
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Is there anywhere I could get more info on this, preferably from a Reputable Source?


Answer by skincandy
Submitted on 11/22/2004
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I am one of the blacklight ink makers, ive had no complaints except for rookies that dont know how to pack it in right. I have an msds sheet posted on my website skincandy.net


Answer by August Worchell
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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I am the owner of Skincandy and nowone has the exlusive except myself! If interested call me at 323-851-8288


Answer by August Worchell
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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I am the owner of Skincandy and nowone has the exlusive except myself!  and those who dont know how to put in in should try slowing down your machine and applying 2 coats.. It also works well over exsisting tattoos. most people are used to using that plastic ink crap so I dont expect alot of newer tattooers to know better. The blacklight ink is only 1 color I offer as a special. Its not what Skincandy is about. We specialize in powder based pigments that have less risk of skin reactions than the plastic polymer based inks. For a list of tattooers that currently use Skincandy write us atr skincany64@hotmail.com or call me at 323-851-8288


Answer by Sushi
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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Black light tattoos are a bad idea. Toxic chemicals are used to create the reaction to blacklight. There is no tattoo pigment on the market that is FDA approved. Check into it.


Answer by camtat2
Submitted on 12/7/2004
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I apply the black light tattoos...the color will show in regular light but not as bright as regular ink....i've done the just clear b/l tattoos with great success....whith nothing to be seen except with the aid of a light..


Answer by monantony
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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Just a note,I had a tribal scorp done on my arm, with 'chameleon' 1000 type ink. The claws of the scorp took months for the redness to subside, perhaps he went too deep. I dunno. However, now the tat is barely visible (white ink was used) and fluoresces wonderfully..


Answer by CircusFreak
Submitted on 12/15/2004
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So, theoretically, I could cover my arms in tattoos and get one on my neck without them showing up in the workplace?  Awsome  I must do more research on them to ensure that they are safe and worth my time and money   lol


Answer by tb660
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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They are indeed approved as food additives hence the fish marking which can then be consumed. Although there is no specific tattoo ink regulation most registered tattooists conform to the use of "food safe" additive pigments.


Answer by Jamie Lee
Submitted on 3/7/2005
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I have blacklight tats and I work in a tattoo shop.  Plus my husband is a tattoo artist.  The newer UV inks that came out have all been FDA approved.  


Answer by Fallen Angel
Submitted on 3/21/2005
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I just got my first blacklight tattoo on the center of my back...needless too say the only part of the tattoo is in the eyes but when I trun on my blacklight it looks really great.  I have had no problems with it either. I mean no redness, itching, scabbing...nothing... Isee nothing wrong with blacklight tattoos!!! >:)


Answer by Skincandy ink.. from the owner
Submitted on 4/29/2005
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Hey guys, there is NO FDA APPROVAL FOR ANY INK PERIOD!!!!! nor does anywone have an exclusive to my ink, I do not make BLACKLIGHT INK ANYMORE, I now make regular ink primarily for CAM SUPPLY, it's called CAM JUICE, no smoke and mirrors or airbrush acrylic paint, just powderbase pigment  alcohol and glyceryn, that's it.


Answer by surrealistfish
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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I'm new here.  With blacklight tattoo, you can't see it at all unless it's under a blacklight?


Answer by ZILLA
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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Answer by Frank
Submitted on 8/5/2005
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My piece was done with the white Chameleon ink; which is more or less invisible, in that it matches the colour of my skin, however, after three weeks of healing, there is still some slight scarring that remains, which looks like I burned myself.

Pictures and info here:


Answer by Dead Ed
Submitted on 8/28/2005
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My brothers a tattoo artist that was trying out the blacklight ink on himself. On one leg he did highlighs and it worked fine, on the other leg he did some more work with it and now it's turned the skin between the lines to goo and has turned seriously infected. His shop is allready set on throwing it out and not offering it because of side effects. Anyone else ever heard of this?


Answer by hott_tongue
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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I have two blacklight tattoos. it is not a gimmick, but it is a cool technology. I love my tattoos look. I had them redone in the UV ink. Even Wyoming has the stuff, so it's all over. If you are ever near sheridan wyoming go see John at phenomenal images. he does great work.


Answer by hott_tongue
Submitted on 10/21/2005
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oh forgot to ask. will the effect ever fade? the only ink that doesn't show up is white in normal light. all others appear to be normal ink colors.


Answer by ben dewitt
Submitted on 12/7/2005
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its only fda approved for use on marking animals.  There is no evidence that it is safe yet.



Answer by Helopic
Submitted on 12/19/2005
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Addicted 2 tattoos in Tampa Florida has all the colors. Mt new tat in UV ink looks great. They sell the ink as well.


Answer by hehehodown
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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i tnk that the blacklight thing is pretty cool but about how expensive are they


Answer by hauntedladyjayne
Submitted on 3/21/2006
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I have gotten a blacklight ink tat on my neck at Dancing Dragon Tattoo Shop in Oak Grove, KY.  It is completely invisible after healing and I have greatly enjoyed it.  I'm not sure what the reaction will be in a tanning bed tho.


Answer by Princess
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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We are just starting to tattoo with it yes we are close to St.Cloud we are:
Northern Pride Piercing and Tattoo in Wadena MN.


Answer by icanttype
Submitted on 4/28/2006
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where did you get the tattoo in Colorado?


Answer by KSU
Submitted on 5/3/2006
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Is there any blacklight tattoo shops in New Hampshire?


Answer by lixxie
Submitted on 6/23/2006
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I have been wanting to get a blacklight tattoo for a while now, but haven't been able to find a shop that does them. I've noticed that all the tattoo parlors that have the blacklight tattoo choice are mainly on the east coast. Besides like one or two. Are there any on the west coast ? Like around the California and or Nevada areas ?


Answer by naomi
Submitted on 7/28/2006
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we need to research these blacklight tats a little further guys.I too was very excited to see these creations ,but not at the expense of harming my body.I'll let you know if I find solid evidence that they are safe.crossing my fingers that they are!


Answer by littleone
Submitted on 8/9/2006
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how do u know if your really getting bmx1000 and not everglow


Answer by Dr. Tat
Submitted on 1/11/2007
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Dagger is dead on..NO TATTOO INK HAS EVER BEEN "APPROVED" BY THE FDA!!!  I notice that Wolfstar is dancing around that fact and trying to make it sound like the FDA has indeed approved this ink for people.  Just because it has been approved for fish does not mean it is safe for people.  Salmon sperm is used in salmon, but I wouldn't want it in my skin!  Would you?  Some PMMA material has been approved for use in some medical devices, but none has been approved as a tattoo ink.  I hear that real medical scientists are working to make inks safer in the us.  And in Europe, they are examining tattoo inks and setting strict guidelines for their composition.  In the future, the FDA may follow suit and provide much more scrutiny and oversight of tattoo ink.


Answer by tatertot7734206
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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actually i've been reading up on the ink. the only seemingly reliable one i've heard if is chameleon. and the ink is fda approved for use on fish and wildlife, but nothing seems very clear about whether its safe for humans. peronally i think i'll wait a few years to see if anyone gets cancer and then go crazy with the stuff. i'd say use at your own risk for now.


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