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Wednesday, January 19th, 2011
10:29 pm
[splendidmemory]
It's a little dead in here, but I thought I'd give it a shot.

I'm looking at getting a white ink tattoo, but I'm trying to figure out a placement. I've heard that tattoos on the inner wrist don't stay as well, because there's not as much skin to hold the ink in place, and because of the exposure to sunlight.

Would you recommend pure white, or maybe adding a hint of blue into it?

Obviously I'll run over this with an artist (if I can find one willing to do the work) but I was just wondering about your opinions.
Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
10:17 pm
[notaclue911]
Monday, June 8th, 2009
12:19 am
[ifyoullbemystar]
Hey can anyone let me know about how white ink tattoos look when faded?
Friday, March 27th, 2009
12:05 pm
[designingdreams]
Saturday, August 9th, 2008
2:56 pm
[yoursweetescape]
First Tattoo
Hi, I'm new! Haha.

I'm going to get my first tattoo, a text tattoo on my wrist. I want it in white ink. The problem is I don't know what sort of questions to ask the artist, or even how to find a good artist in the first place.

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anyone know a good artist here? Someone told me there is some sort of famous guy here who has been in magazines and stuff....but I don't know who he is...

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I hear they can turn yellow/brown. Is there a way to prevent that?

Thanks! :)
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
5:18 pm
[_beatofaheart_]
Can anyone recommed an artist in the Boston area willing to do white text tattoos?
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
1:40 am
[chocolate_meg]
tattoo question
Hi I'm new to the group and was wondering if anyone knew of someone who does white ink tattoos in NYC and how it would look on a dark skinned person. I've been looking into the white tattoo but have no results on how it looks on African Americans. It would help a lot if someone can help me.
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
8:40 pm
[sistinas77]
Why is it so hard to find an artist who is willing to do white tattoos?

I mean come on, some even get upset if you merely ask them about it. I mean sure, maybe it is hardly visible or can look like a scar rather than a tattoo, but what if that's just what I aim for? Also, why is it so hard to make the colour look even? They often seem to look blotchy.

How did you find your artists (did it take long to find them?) and were they experienced with white ink? 

I would also love to see older white ink tattoos, as some artists say they tend to get brownish. I have never seen that though and would like to know if it's something I would put up with...

Friday, February 8th, 2008
9:28 pm
[dreamcharade]
I'm happy that there is a community dedicated to white ink. Yay!
I the below last week. I work in a bakery and since we clean with such harsh chemicals I can't wear my wedding ring because when water gets under my ring it literally eats away at my skin. So I got something a little bit more permanent (sorry, I'm too lazy to flip it correctly). Thing is, I've had it since last thursday and the scabs have mostly fallen off but it's still super red. I keep it covered at the bakery and use H2Ocean on it. Is this normal? I'm not freaking out or anything just would like to know how long it takes to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.


Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
3:08 pm
[the_aeroplane]
Question: How long for White Ink to show up?
I just got a tattoo about a ten days ago (it's not an all-white tattoo, but it has a good bit of white in it) and I wanted to ask everyone--how long did it take for the white ink to show up for you, personally? All the answers I've found around the Internet range anywhere from "it showed up immediately" to "it took about 2 months." Right now some of the white has appeared in my tattoo, but most of it is either still pink or just invisible altogether.

I appreciate the input, this is my first tattoo so I'm not that experienced...Thanks!
Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
3:00 pm
[marycatherine]
An experience...
I got white ink just over a year ago. It's faint, and I wanted it that way because I wanted my first tattoo to be something small, and I'd been just about obsessed with white ink for a while (still am, haha). On a trip to Philadelphia with a friend, with very little research other than some internet recommendations, we wandered South Street looking for someone that would do white ink.

I really dislike how quickly I am pegged as "small white girl, knows nothing about body modification" whenever I enter a shop or strike up a conversation. When I walked into a place, I felt that the artists were very condescending. They were quick to tell me "we don't work with white", "you won't have a tattoo in ten years", or that it just wasn't going to be worth my money. No one understood that I'd researched white ink and was prepared to pay any price of fading, retouching, or eventually not even having a tattoo. I wanted the tattoo, my first one, more for the sake of getting a tattoo. I wanted it to fulfill a growing obsession with body modification; I wanted it just for the experience and intrigue of tattooing and white ink. It didn't matter to me if I didn't have anything there in ten years.


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I'm interested in possibly an all-white quarter sleeve, and am excited to see if any good artist recommendations come up because of this community.
1:55 am
[diedie_darling]
Hey everyone!
Just making this post to get things started.. hopefully this community will eliminate the millions of redundant questions about white ink tattoos on all the other tattoo communities. I'm not really going to have time to moderate this community, so if anyone is interested in taking over that would be awesome.
Other than that, I guess just post your experiences, questions, concerns, pictures, etc! I don't have any white ink tattoos and I don't know much/anything about them, so I'm just here to see what you guys have to say :) Let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the community. Have fun!
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