Rebels in motorcycles, rock stars with drug problems, prisoners under long-term sentences-the rowdy people usually associated with tattoo art are a concept of the past. Now, even college students with straight A’s, beauty queens and bankers sport their own tattoos. Even famous people such as actors and musicians have their own celebrity tattoos. And because tattoo art has emerged from the underground scene to become a mainstream form of body enhancement, different variations and types of tattoo ink are now being used to push the envelope of tattooing.
UV tattoos (or black light tattoos) are created using white tattoo ink or a special kind of ink that only becomes visible under black light. This type of tattoo ink has been used in celebrity tattoos and is currently more costly than regular tattoo ink. Tattoo art done with white ink or UV ink can be more painful, though, than those done with regular tattoo ink since thicker and more high-quality ink has to be used. But this hasn’t stopped Hollywood A-listers to get their own white ink tattoo. Kate Moss started the trend and a lot of young women followed suit. Interestingly, though, no male celebrity was reported as getting or sporting a white ink tattoo. Below are four beautiful stars who dared to be different with this type of tattoo.
* Kate Moss. The supermodel, fashion designer and mother of one has had a number of tattoos done over the years. Besides small, dainty tattoos of swallows on her lower back, a heat on her left hand, a crown on her left shoulder and an anchor on her right forearm, this stunning beauty was reported to have numerous stars in white tattoo ink done all over one side of her body.
* Lindsay Lohan. This wild girl had her first tattoo art done on her forearm-a tiny, black outline of a star. She soon became addicted to this form of body art and her collection of tattoos includes the words “la bella vita” on her lower back. Inspired by a John Lennon quote (“Get out there and get peace, think peace, live peace, and breathe peace, and you’ll get it as soon as you like”), Lindsay had the word “breathe” tattooed in white ink on her wrist.
* Jasmine Lennard. The feisty English model, reality TV star and ex-girlfriend of American Idol’s Simon Cowell transformed her body into a canvas for tattoo art by having Simon’s initials inked on the inside of her arm. She also has the words “trust no one” tattooed on a finger. She also hit the parlor-not for a blowdry-but for a white ink tattoo, which spelled “amore appassionato” (love passionately). She says she saw Lindsay Lohan’s own white ink tattoo and was inspired to get one herself.
* Khloe Kardashian. This rebellious reality TV star has numerous tattoo art in different parts of her body. She says that each tattoo she has means something to her. She has the word “Daddy” with a cross on the small of her back, the words “I love you” in her late father’s handwriting on her wrist, and her husband’s initials on her hand. She also has the letters “KK,” which are the initials of all her sisters, done in white ink on her wrist.
Tattoo art has come a long way from being insignias of gangs or a good way to pass the time in prison. Tattoos are now considered a form of art and even grace Hollywood’s hottest. But even if almost everyone you know has got a tattoo, you can choose to still be different by taking it a step further like Lindsay Lohan or Kate Moss. Try a white ink tattoo or a UV ink tattoo to definitely stand out from the crowd.
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John C Arkinn