News: Glow-in-the-Dark Tattoos Hide During the Day, Come Out at Night

Glow-in-the-Dark Tattoos Hide During the Day, Come Out at Night

Want a tattoo that's daytime work-safe (invisible), but nighttime party-friendly (UV blacklight)?

Image via Unknown

At first sight it may be hard to believe these tattoos are real, but in fact, they are. UV light tattoos are the perfect way to hide it from mom.

The tattoos can be completely invisible in normal light, although scarring from the tattoo machine in the application process may remain, and therefore still show. A UV tattoo becomes visible under blacklight, when it glows in colors ranging from white to purple, depending on the ink chosen.

Colored ink is also available, where the ink is visible in normal light (as with a regular tattoo) but the ink will glow vividly under UV light. However, some UV inks are not as bright under normal light as normal tattoo ink and are considered not as vibrant.

Find out more information at

Image by François J. Perreault/Flickr

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Other worthwhile deals to check out:

Cover photo by Ed Merritt/Flickr

Join the Next Reality AR Community

Get the latest in AR — delivered straight to your inbox.


That is way too rad

I freakin love it...!!!
didn't even know that was possible...!!!

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest