KegRN

Furry Back?

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Ok, this tattoo may have been done well but man, when I saw this on pinterest the first thing I thought was, "does that chick have a furry back?" The white ink just doesn't seem to work here.

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I've heard that white ink can discolour or fade out in as little as a year, is this true? As far as I know white ink works best when used to highlight than as a solid colour. Kind of a shame to put that much effort, time and money into something that even fresh looks 'furry'.

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Glow ink = cancer! (I don't know, I'm repeating something that I heard along the way...)

I have white ink that's more than 2 years old, and it hasn't faded or discolored. The color started off a little weird, then turned to as bright a white as you can get showing through skin. I also have white ink that was mixed with another color so it is more of a creamy color - it's 7 months old and looks awesome. Even so, they are more highlight "extras" than the bulk of the tattoo. Not a super long time, but long enough to bunk the within a year myth.

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Glow ink = cancer! (I don't know, I'm repeating something that I heard along the way...)

I have white ink that's more than 2 years old, and it hasn't faded or discolored. The color started off a little weird, then turned to as bright a white as you can get showing through skin. I also have white ink that was mixed with another color so it is more of a creamy color - it's 7 months old and looks awesome. Even so, they are more highlight "extras" than the bulk of the tattoo. Not a super long time, but long enough to bunk the within a year myth.

Yeah, I'm hardly an expert, but I always figured it was more about the size and concentration of white than time past.

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Yeah, I think two spots on one tattoo are 1/2" square, and the other tattoo has more square inch-age but are flower highlights and the breast of a bird. I was going to get a tattoo a few months ago, but had to cancel, and that was going to be heavy on the white.

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White will generally turn yellow-ish on me within a year to two years. Everyone is different.

Same here - white ink turns yellowish on me almost as soon as it heals. It never holds. Which is why I just don't get all-white tattoos at all. Like, that girl's back could've looked great with black and grey piece (though I personally don't like the angel wing thing).

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