Yes, white ink tattoos get a lot of bad press. Some say that they look like a rash, that they will fade quickly. A good tattoo idea can turn bad. It happens all the time, not only with white ink tattoos. It depends on your skin, the quality of the ink and the skill of the artist. And that’s true for any kind of tattoo: Don’t look at the price, look at the artist’s portfolio! And if you are craving for white ink tattoos, let haters hate and find someone who masters them.
Find an experienced artist
When meeting tattoo artist Xoil, I noticed his white tattoo on his left eye and asked him for his view on the subject:
Yes, white is an unpredictable color. But white ink tattoos have been really improved since artists have started to use disposable nozzles, enhanced inks and tools that avoid the contamination of other colors. Of course, you can’t do every kind of design with white ink, mostly graphic things. Just make sure that you find an artist who knows what he is doing.
And that advice goes for any kind of tattoo. White ink especially.
How does it look?
White ink tattoos have got a fun scar look and are not as extreme as scarifications. They are fit for geometrical designs such as mandalas, lace and tribals, but also delicate and feminine designs such as dragonfly, wings and flowers. Not strong enough? First, it is the main goal of white ink tats to be more discreet than tattoos with black outlines. Then, if they are done well, they will last and look good! Teamed with colors and black shadings, they create unique compositions that rock and don’t be afraid: The darker your skin is, the better it will look. So, if you want to get a white ink tattoo, go for it! But take the time to find a good artist and talk with him/her: It’s your skin and your tattoo – do what you want, take care of it and let them talk! Here are white ink tattoos that actually look good…