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White Tattoos: Everything you need to Know about Them

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White tattoos have appeared relatively recently, but have already received approval from fans of the body painting industry. 

Many female representatives believe that tattoos White ones look more attractive than black or colored tattoos. Of course, the idea of white tattoos is very non-standard. But at the same time, you need to understand that there are some nuances that need to be taken into account. Be sure to make an appointment with the teacher for a consultation before the session to discuss all the details.

130 Tattoos with White angel wings with small heart letter T in memory under the neck
130 Tattoos with White angel wings with small heart letter T in memory under the neck

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Women often choose white tattoos in the form of inscriptions and they put them in their arms. It looks more unusual than a black tattoo. Such tattoos in foreign languages are also popular. To expand the readability of a white tattoo, the specialist correctly chooses the features of the inscription.

121 Tattoos with White Butterfly with stars and twigs on the shoulder
121 Tattoos with White Butterfly with stars and twigs on shoulder

Advantages and disadvantages

The black tattoos Traditional ones differ significantly from those that are filled with white. If your choice fell on a black and white tattoo or a tattoo on a white background, keep in mind that white ink differs from black ink in its characteristics. White tattoos have their pros and cons over black tattoos. Let's consider both.

103 Tattoos with White double ring on the thumb details such as rosary type ring and twigs on other fingers
103 Tattoos with White double ring on the thumb details such as rosary type ring and twigs on other fingers

Let's start with the cons:

  1. This is a more detailed job that takes more time;
  2. White paint fades and turns yellow faster;
  3. The first time after application, white tattoos look like scars on the skin;
  4. Longer healing;
  5. Allergies to white paint are more likely to occur. Allergy sufferers should consult with a master and a specialist and decide what is best for the skin;
  6. A white tattoo is hard to see on pale skin.
101 Tattoos with Black and White bracelet black twigs with leaves and white stardust
101 Tattoos with Black and White bracelet black twigs with leaves and white stardust

Now for the pros:

  • A white tattoo is less noticeable, which means that there will be no particular problems when applying for a job. By the way, this is a big plus for teenagers who secretly get tattoos from their parents;
  • If over time the tattoo gets bored or loses its meaning, then there is no need to reduce it, because after a while, without correction, it will become almost invisible.

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100 Tattoos with beautiful delicate white in ear with moon twigs and stars
100 Tattoos with beautiful delicate white on the ear with moon twigs and stars
93 Tattoos with fluorescent white and black stars inscription and symbols fear or love baby
93 Tattoos with fluorescent white and black stars inscription and symbols fear or love baby

How are white tattoos made?

A white tattoo is more difficult to apply than a black or colored one. The ink is thicker in consistency and has larger particles, which means you have to get it deeper into the skin. Because of this, the tattoo application process is longer, more difficult, more painful, and more expensive. In addition, the teacher must ensure that nothing else gets under the skin (carbon paper, for example).

83 Tattoos with white inscription on the wrist in Socolaparis handwriting
83 Tattoos with white inscription on the wrist in Socolaparis handwriting
71 Tattoos with Black and white pawn with shadow of queen on arm inscription in print
71 Tattoos with Black and white pawn with queen shadow on arm print inscription

places in the body

Now you can often see a tattoo on the head: behind the ear, on the neck and even on the face. A small wing will look beautiful behind the ear, and various geometric symbols on the neck. Speaking of the face, not everyone likes it. Fans of such places of tattoos, for example, face , they often choose miniature icons and inscriptions.

68 Tattoos with White bracelet alternating black lines with moon and rooster in fine black and white lines
68 Tattoos with White bracelet alternating black lines with moon and rooster in fine black and white lines

among the girls, tattoos on arms they are more common. On the forearms there may be an inscription or a mandala, passing to the hand, wrist and fingers. But the most common patterns on the fingers are the mini tattoos with all kinds of symbols. Men tend to prefer tattoos on the shoulder, which fill several animals over there.

66 Tattoos with White on both arms infinity with date and names of twin children
66 Tattoos with White on both arms infinite with date and names of twin sons

Previously, tattoos on the back and the lower back were mostly filled by men, but recently, more and more frequently, girls can see tattoos in this places . The vast majority get a dragon tattoo. The most "original" wings on the shoulder blades.

53 Tattoos with White inscription on the back of the arm FOREVER
53 Tattoos with White inscription on the back of the arm FOREVER

The inscriptions in the ribs are gaining popularity, unlike the bellyFor some reason, few dare to do this, but among these daredevils it can often be noticed that a tattoo of the abdomen reaches intimate places.

49 Tattoos with Simple White Diamond
49 Tattoos with Simple White Diamond
49 Tattoos with White name on the wrist with small handwritten heart Aimee
49 Tattoos with White name on the wrist with small handwritten heart Aimee

A new fashion trend is tattoos made with white pigment. Such drawings and inscriptions look interesting and sophisticated, but they are not without flaws. 

White ink tattoos are a popular body decoration option. Outwardly, they resemble art scars, but are more precise in appearance and much less painful. In addition, in place of such a tattoo, as a rule, scars do not form, and the skin remains smooth. Initially, the white pigment was used only as a dye. For example, it was used to draw shadows, lights, and smooth transitions. In the last 10 years, white ink has increasingly become a complete base pigment in the work of many famous tattoo artists. In addition, if you choose the right size and pattern, then such a tattoo will look original and restrained.

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Compared to classic color and black and white images, the white pigment is not conspicuous. This is true for those who, due to their profession, do not want to wear bright tattoos. On the other hand, images and inscriptions created exclusively with white paint have proven not to be the best. Therefore, many tattoo artists are advised to think several times before agreeing to such an experiment. White tattoos are somewhat ambiguous. We tell you why.

48 Tattoos with White inscription on the arm with a flower made of fine lines T1998
48 Tattoos with White inscription on arm with flower made of fine lines T1998

How to choose a pattern for a white tattoo

If the drawing is small, you can only notice its lines on close examination, so that the white tattoo does not attract undue attention. For the same reason, blank images and inscriptions are considered very personal: they are created primarily for themselves and not to show others. The lighter your skin tone, the less visible the image will be. If the skin is too light, the tattoo will simply be lost against its background. Unlike classic tattoos, it is very important to carefully protect whites from the sun, frost and chemicals - this pigment is easily destroyed. It is usually applied to places hidden by clothing. For example, on the back, the chest, the shoulders or the inside of the doll. And the owners of white tattoos must have a lot careful when visiting the solarium and sauna.

41 Tattoos with white handwritten inscription on forearm soulmate wrist
41 Tattoos with White Handwritten Inscription on forearm soulmate doll

How to choose the right teacher

Many tattoo artists refuse to work with white drawings and inscriptions. Firstly, it is very difficult for them to predict the final result, since a lot will depend on the individual characteristics of your skin. Secondly, in practice it is more difficult and longer to work with white pigment than with black or color: it is injected into the skin deeper. In addition, to get the desired effect, you will need to visit several sessions - the immune system often rejects white ink from the deep layer of the skin. If you make a mistake with the artist, the tattoo will quickly lose its original color and shape. Therefore, it is very important to find a master who specializes in white and understands all the nuances of technology. If you intend to save money, it is better to abandon the idea of getting a white tattoo.

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22 Tattoos with Flourescent White and Black stars moon arrows
22 Tattoos with Flourescent White and Black stars moon arrows

potential risks

Be prepared for the fact that you will have to pay more for a white tattoo than for a classic one. First of all, this is due to the details of your application. Another factor that determines the high cost of a tattoo is the characteristics of the pigment itself. In the process of work, it requires two to three times more than black or color. Also, the white ink can be absorbed into the skin along with the purple ink from the transfer. But even if none of this happened, and the result satisfied you, it's too early to rejoice. During the healing process, a white tattoo can change color when it comes into contact with colors darker. For example, with the sleeves of your clothes. In addition, over time, the drawing can turn yellow or completely dissolve, leaving an ugly stain in its place - white tattoos do not “take root” for everyone.

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