Does White Ink Tattoo Fading?

You thinking about getting a white tattoo, but, you want to know if the tattoo gonna fade quickly, right?

Let us help you. First of all, white ink tattoos don’t fade quicker compared to other tattoos. The most important thing that will affect tattoo fading is the quality of the ink (and eventually, the white tattoo ink). I can recommend Eternal or Dynamic inks to start with.

It’s important to mention that white tattoos can look faded if they have been done on very dark skin and generally, white tattoos should be done on pale skin. You can read more here.

White Bird Tattoo

Second, and most importantly, if you are going to expose your white tattoo (and eventually – every tattoo. It does not have to be white) to a huge sunshine amount, be sure to protect it with long clothes (and from the first moment, pick a body part which is not directly exposed to the sun).

Of course, there are many cases where white ink tattoo can go wrong, especially where amateur artists that use blue stencil ink and those, when mixed together, can create not the desired effect that will stay FOREVER. But, you can prevent it. Just be sure that your tattooer will apply the technique called bloodlining. In general, it’s a technique when you first outline the whole white tattoo very lightly. Just verify with the tattooer that that’s the way he gonna do it.

To summarize, there are a lot of people who have had white tattoos for a couple of years now and they are just fine. Just remember to protect them and to tattoo them in a respectable, recommended and of course, sterile studio.

white ink skull tattoo on leg
Tattoo - White Ink

Overall, white tattoos usually used to be part of traditional, colorful tattoos by adding light contrast and white balance to the tattoo design. That’s the reason they are usually the last to be applied to the skin as part of the tattooing process. Non the less, they look GREAT as stand-alone art. Just take a look at the tattoo examples in the article.

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1 thought on “Does White Ink Tattoo Fading?”

  1. Great information, white tattoo ink is very important when it comes to dark skin color and here you have shown some good examples of white ink.


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