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White in tattoos

I've started seeing amazing tattoos that look like the white has been
Colored in above other colors, I was thought to always leave blank skin parts for the white, and if not, it does highlight but does not look white. I'm talking about galaxy tattoos, and a sparkle effect. Is it possible that the white is added after the healing? And it stays white?, or is there no other way then working with a really small grouping around the blanks? I hope that I've managed to explain what I mean. Peace out


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RE:White in tattoos

hey there , it really depends on how you tattoo and yes it is possible i do it all the time now .i still use the old method of blank space depending on the skin tone and subject matter but most times if you use a high grade ink and a small grouping it will stay nice and white .as long as your client stays out of the sun for the healing process . i dont know which brand you use but i have found that mikes perfect white from eternal works great. cant go wrong with any of his colors changed my tattooing all together. i use more color combos now then i ever have before thanks to mike. in fact i switched to all eternal now because of it. also use the white at the very end after you have cleaned the tattoo very well ,i usually take a small break 10 to 15 minutes, letting the skin rest some then clean it again and lay it in fast. so the client can't whine too much lol. hope this helps
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RE:White in tattoos

Hey

Having been looking at a lot of white ink tattoos, I think they can be prettily subtle and used for really interesting tattoos.

I have been told, however, that lots of artists don't like doing them? Is this true? If so...why?
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RE:White in tattoos

I personally don't like doing white tattoos because there is no point for that, usually you have a client come in with a picture from the Internet of a white tattoo a minute after it was done, the redness makes it visible. After the healing the client usually gets disappointed. The ink tends to fall out or look yellowish, king of ressembeling a scar. I tend to tell people it's a waste of their money, plus in the tattoo prosess you have to be really carefull, i would suggest a disposable tube, and after you put on a stencil whipe it so it will be weak, so it won't dirty the white pigment.
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