Nifty·Posted on Feb 25, 2013Should You Get A White Ink Tattoo?Cool or creepy? Trendy or trashy? Let's weigh the pros and cons.by Peggy WangBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink They look awesome under UV lights. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com In case you happen to go to a lot of raves. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com Unless the white ink doesn't even show up, and you end up with a scar on your arm. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com Something went wrong here. Depending on the design, some things just work much better in white. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com This crescent moon would not have the same effect in black. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com And this feather wouldn't look nearly as floaty if it were colored. But unfortunately, they can look bizarre on anyone who isn't a pale, freckle-free person. uberreview.com White ink tattoos can look spotty or blemished on anyone with tan, dark, or freckled skin. On one hand, the white lace sleeve effect is practically a fashion accessory. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com Subtle! On the other hand, a white tattoo in a "pattern" can make you look diseased. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com There actually is a skin condition called dermatographia that produces a similar effect to white ink tattoos. On one hand, you can get an inverse matching tattoo with the one you love. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com Aww. On the other hand, they fade easily and turn into a blurry weird mess. reallykatie.tumblr.com Not so romantic. Read about a sad white ink tattoo experience here. If you still live with your parents, your mom will never find it. artsymumof5.tumblr.com Or you can just tell her you drew it on yourself with a milky gel pen. But she might be worried/curious when she sees your overly designed mosquito bites. marera.tumblr.com You can tell her you're hormonal and that you've been getting whiteheads in weird places. On one hand, you don't have to worry about jeopardizing any future employment opportunities. lpetricka.wordpress.com But you might scare away a potential bedmate. pinterest.com Shudder. When they don't look "raised," they just give a very subtle effect. pinterest.com This tattoo looks awesome on a short-haired girl. But not even an elaborate head tattoo can be saved by white ink. heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com On one hand, you can play with mixing white ink with other colors. media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com But not if that other color is "scary shade of bloody scar." heckyeahwhiteinktattoos.tumblr.com On one hand, they tend to fade gracefully into nothing. tumblr.com When they fade, they look less "old" than your typical black ink tattoo. You do NOT, however, want to expose a white tattoo to any kind of sunlight, because it will yellow, so keep that in mind when considering tattoo placement. But you should really do your research when it comes to finding the right tattoo artist. sarajo7373.blogspot.com There are numerous cases of white tattoos gone wrong — especially when an inexperienced tattoo artist uses a blue stencil ink, which can mix in with the white ink and produce an unwanted effect that will NEVER GO AWAY. Make sure your tattoo artist uses a technique called bloodline instead. They CAN be incredibly classy tattoos. Flickr: jhendersonstudios But at the same time, Lindsay Lohan has one. chatterbusy.blogspot.com people.com As does Rihanna.