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Ultraviolet Light Sensitive Tattoo Inks Bring Added “Life” to the Art

Sara Barnes in My Modern Met describes tattoo artist Johnny Hall use of UV sensitive inks to add more life to their ink art once exposed to UV/blacklight. As tattoos continue to permeate cultures, tattooists are innovating their designs and techniques like never before. Sydney-based artist Jonny Hall is using ultraviolet light to add a blue glow to his realistic body art. He’s dubbed the approach UVealism—a clever portmanteau of UV (ultraviolet) and realism. The unique UV ink enhances elements of the tattoo to make it come to life when under a blacklight. Hall’s UVealism subject matter runs the gamut…
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