Humanity used to be afraid of being caught outside after dark. However, today it seems that certain places come alive until the sun goes down. Can you imagine if your body art could shine even after the lights went out?
UV tattoos are made with fluorescent ink to create this magical effect. If you’ve been dreaming of a design that could stand out in dark side of the club, first you need to find an artist who uses this type of ink, such as Kayla Newell. This trend has been quickly picking up and becoming a staple of night life enthusiasts.
Newell’s esthetic focuses on cute and doodle-like drawings that look differently in the light of day and under the black light. This way the tattoo continues to have its childhood nostalgia element while also acquiring more comedic details.
Your designs will no longer be invisible at night. UV tattoos can become another element you use to stand out in the middle of the party. Having a glow in the dark tattoo can be the perfect way for your body art to be always centerstage. However, before getting this kind of design think about how you’ll add the fluorescent element. Rather than seeing it as just another tat on your skin, you need to consider how it will look during light or after dark.
Tattoos are a way of leaving a legacy of our ideas, experiences, and dreams. It’s carrying a reminder of the different directions where life has taken you, as well as the thoughts that have raced in our mind during specific moments. If you want your body art to shine all over, provide them with a way for them glow as bright as the stars.
Kayla Newell works at a tattoo shop in Portland, Oregon called Kilroy’s Tattoo, alongside other famous artists such as Joseph Robertson, Mark Ledford, and Prudence Hayes. You can check out more of her works on her Instagram.
Translated by María Suárez