Not all tattoos are created equally - some were made on a heavily drunken night only bringing regret later on, some were thoroughly premeditated, others are strictly monochrome, and some are plenty colorful, but these are purely magical. These tattoo designs glow in the dark when a UV lamp is used, making them look straight out of a Sci-Fi movie.

The main attraction for these glow in the dark tattoos is the fact that these designs are almost or entirely invisible in daylight, therefore a prime choice for those, who'd rather keep their body art to themselves. You know, quitting a good job with a strict appearance policy is not necessary anymore, if you want to get a tattoo inked. The only setback for these UV tattoos is probably the use of the chemical element phosphorus in ink. Phosphorus is also used in fireworks, toothpaste, explosives, and pesticides, so before putting UV tattoo ink under your skin, an allergic reaction test is advised.

Cautions aside, we'd like to shine some light on these amazing glow in the dark tattoo ideas. Not only because they are such unusual and unique tattoos, but also because of the designs themselves, even if they weren't glowing, are truly exceptional. So scroll down below and don't forget to vote and comment on the ones that deserve it the most in this tattoo gallery!

#1

Even More Artsy Than The Piece Of Art Itself

Even More Artsy Than The Piece Of Art Itself

Starry Night by Van Gogh is undoubtedly even more lustrous with UV ink 

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Master Markus 1 month ago

I think it would've looked nicer if the artist "faded" the picture out a bit rather than have it in a very solid square shape, considering how not-square the human body is, but it's fairly pretty and simple nonetheless.

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#2

Little Black Light Tattoo Universe

Little Black Light Tattoo Universe

Living in your own universe might get a brand new meaning with this UV ink tattoo

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I dunno lmao 1 month ago

OWOOOOOO *NO words*

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#3

That's One Cool Glow In The Dark Cat Tattoo

That's One Cool Glow In The Dark Cat Tattoo

While the actual UV ink is colorless and barely visible in a tattoo, the addition of various color pigments make it seem neon

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Just saying 2 months ago

Definitely needed to show that it was a male cat, huh? Lmao

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#4

This Forest Spirit Tattoo Starts Crying When In Black Light

This Forest Spirit Tattoo Starts Crying When In Black Light

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Bluebell Rizzi 2 months ago

My favourite

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#5

UV Ink Almost Gives A 3D Effect To This Tattoo

UV Ink Almost Gives A 3D Effect To This Tattoo

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Luis Milian 1 month ago

brilliant

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#6

This Alice In Wonderland Tattoo Is Even Cooler When Under A Black Light

This Alice In Wonderland Tattoo Is Even Cooler When Under A Black Light

We all secretly knew that the Cheshire cat is actually a demonic entity and this genius use of UV ink proves it one more time

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Andres Tejeda 2 months ago

The UV light gives it a very spooky vibe to it. Its awesome.

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#7

Awesome Alien Tattoo Glowing In Black Light

Awesome Alien Tattoo Glowing In Black Light

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Just saying 2 months ago

Loving it!

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#8

Classy Way Of Using UV Ink On A Tattoo

Classy Way Of Using UV Ink On A Tattoo

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Sam Petter 1 month ago

Blooming in the dark-- a beautiful message

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#9

Forearm Wolves Tattoo With UV Ink For Dazzling Effects

Forearm Wolves Tattoo With UV Ink For Dazzling Effects

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Just saying 2 months ago

Gorgeous!!

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#10

I Don't Get To Use UV Black Light Ink For Tattoos Often, But It Just Seemed Appropriate This Time

I Don't Get To Use UV Black Light Ink For Tattoos Often, But It Just Seemed Appropriate This Time

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I dunno lmao 1 month ago

who remembers this episode? xD

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#11

More Trippy UV Ink Simpsons Tattoos, Please

More Trippy UV Ink Simpsons Tattoos, Please

Mixing lighter and brighter pigments with UV ink gives them more glow, while darker colors seem to show less of the inks' fluorescent traits

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Just saying 2 months ago

Love this one. Incorporating the light and dark UV colors is brilliant.

#12

A Slice Of Black Light Watermelon

A Slice Of Black Light Watermelon

The FDA approves UV ink, but not much research has been done on it, so allergy testing prior to inking is advised

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Paige s 1 month ago

WATERMELON!!!!

#13

A Little Glowing Dragon Tattoo

A Little Glowing Dragon Tattoo

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#14

New Favorite Black Light Hand Tattoos

New Favorite Black Light Hand Tattoos

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Sam Petter 1 month ago

Absolutely magical

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#15

Little UV Tattoo

Little UV Tattoo

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Sofia Luce 2 months ago

it looks like something for witchcraft!

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#16

First Glow In The Dark Tattoo For Jasmin. I Love To Do First Tattoos. It Will Never Be Your Best Piece But It Will Always Be Special To You

First Glow In The Dark Tattoo For Jasmin. I Love To Do First Tattoos. It Will Never Be Your Best Piece But It Will Always Be Special To You

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@the_bookworm 2 months ago

PRINCESS MONONOKE

#17

Glow In The Dark Spider Web Tattoo. It's So Cool

Glow In The Dark Spider Web Tattoo. It's So Cool

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Sam Petter 1 month ago

PRIDE SPIDERMAN

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#18

Added Some Black Light Pieces To Jan's Wonderful Collection

Added Some Black Light Pieces To Jan's Wonderful Collection

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Just saying 2 months ago

Adding to what is already there can make an old tat look and feel like a new one. Great idea.

#19

A Couple Of Black Light Tattoos From My Flash

A Couple Of Black Light Tattoos From My Flash

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debrina blackmoon 1 month ago

i like the bottom one

#20

UV Neon Tattoo With A Hidden Meaning

UV Neon Tattoo With A Hidden Meaning

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I dunno lmao 1 month ago

"F*** off suckers!"

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#21

Glow In The Dark Snake Tattoo

Glow In The Dark Snake Tattoo

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Magic567 1 month ago

the rainbow serpent!

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#22

This Amazing UV Tattoo

This Amazing UV Tattoo

This is a perfect example to show that UV tattoos are barely visible or invisible at all when in daylight

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ゾーイドレーガー 1 week ago

Awesome!!

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#23

Really Smart Use Of UV Ink In This Glowing Tattoo

Really Smart Use Of UV Ink In This Glowing Tattoo

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Momo Skarsgård 1 month ago

This is awesome!!

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#24

It's A Black And Grey Tattoo Until You Turn The UV Lights On

It's A Black And Grey Tattoo Until You Turn The UV Lights On

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#25

Big Glow In The Dark Floral Tattoo

Big Glow In The Dark Floral Tattoo

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#26

A Stick Of Glow-In-The-Dark Uranium, Anyone?

A Stick Of Glow-In-The-Dark Uranium, Anyone?

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Magpie 1 month ago

This made me laugh.

#27

Gustav Klimt Inspired UV Tattoo

Gustav Klimt Inspired UV Tattoo

The Kiss is by far the most famous painting done by Gustav Klimt and no wonder why is it so popular with tattoo artists and aficionados. The paintings' beautiful lines and vivid color makes it perfect for tattoo renditions, especially when UV ink is used

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Momo Skarsgård 1 month ago

I love this so much!

#28

Really Enjoyed Tattooing This Glow In The Dark Tattoo

Really Enjoyed Tattooing This Glow In The Dark Tattoo

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debrina blackmoon 1 month ago

mystical

#29

Pikachu Glowing In A Black Light

Pikachu Glowing In A Black Light

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camena 1 month ago

rainbowdash

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#30

UV Outline For This Skull Tattoo

UV Outline For This Skull Tattoo

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Twenty øne doggos 1 week ago

gives it an almost 3D effect.

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#31

The Pixar Lamp Sometimes Shines Pink

The Pixar Lamp Sometimes Shines Pink

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#32

I'm Using UV Pigment For Those Who Are Motivated For Some Entertaining Tattoos

I'm Using UV Pigment For Those Who Are Motivated For Some Entertaining Tattoos

Genius things are often the simplest, like using UV ink in this X-Ray tattoo 

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#33

This Glowing Alien Skater Tattoo

This Glowing Alien Skater Tattoo

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#34

Cute Little Shot Glass And Lime Tattoo In Invisible UV Ink

Cute Little Shot Glass And Lime Tattoo In Invisible UV Ink

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#35

Did Some UV Christmas Lights Tattoo For My Beautiful Girlfriend

Did Some UV Christmas Lights Tattoo For My Beautiful Girlfriend

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Jackson Allinder 1 month ago

(Que the Stranger Things Music) Friends Don't Lie.

#36

Floral UV Tattoo Piece

Floral UV Tattoo Piece

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Paige Loewen 1 month ago

love this one!

#37

Added Some UV Ink To This Sun The Other Day

Added Some UV Ink To This Sun The Other Day

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I dunno lmao 1 month ago

Stunning!

#38

I Made This Black Light Melty Pikachu Tattoo

I Made This Black Light Melty Pikachu Tattoo

All of the UV-reactive pigment I use is completely safe and has no additives, and it glows under blacklight simply because of the color of a pigment

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debrina blackmoon 1 month ago

poor placement of a drip-looks obscene

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#39

Glow In The Dark Tattoo

Glow In The Dark Tattoo

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Sam Petter 1 month ago

Stunning!

#40

A Glowing Ink Death Tattoo

A Glowing Ink Death Tattoo

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PyroarRanger 2 months ago

I fucking love this one

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#41

Burning Down The House With The UV Ink

Burning Down The House With The UV Ink

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debrina blackmoon 1 month ago

now that song invades my thoughts-"Burning Down the House" by Talking Heads