This is my white ink chest piece. It’s around four years old now, and was my second white ink piece at the time. It took me about two years to talk an artist into even attempting it. It may look super simple but I think it took around three sessions, and 8 hours to get it right. In my case the blue tint from the stencil stayed in one spot, and it had to be completely retraced and retouched once because it was so hard to get perfect once the swelling started the first time around. (It’s similar to asking an artist to draw you something on white paper with chalk.)
Contrary to what 95% of people who ask me about my tattoo think, white ink really works best on fair skin tones. The melanin in your skin will grow over whatever ink you put into it, and the darker your skin tone, the less “white” the ink will end up being. I’m of Scottish/English heritage, so I’m as pale as they come, and it worked out pretty well. I went into it knowing it might come out looking nothing like I expected, but I was prepared for that.
If you’re getting a white ink tattoo be ready for people to ask you a million really stupid questions any time they see it. “Does that glow in the dark.” and, “Oh, so are you getting something removed?” are the ones I get asked the most.
I wanted a white tattoo but people keep saying it would turn into orange or yellow cause of the sun…