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    what's your opinions?
    i know they're so controvers so they resemble a branding or scar!

    i think they're so so pretty and delicate
    thinking of getting a small swallow bird on my side just under my boob?

    it's this for anyone that's never heard of them
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    I have one.

    They fade very quickly. Mine is essentially invisible now. I am very pale (I have to buy special foundation because all standard ones are too dark) and so my skin was the best kind to take white ink, but it still faded.

    On taking the ink... Your skin type very much determines how it comes out. If you are very pale, it will come out like all the pictures you see on the internet. If you have a warm complexion or tan easily though, it will probably come out yellow. And god help you if you get it in the sun - some people report their white ink going brown and staying that way.

    You will have to have the ink put in again about 3 times, which is expensive. If the ink is put in with a standard purple template, the template will contaminate the ink and make it a dirty grey colour.

    Very few tattoo artists are willing to do it for the above reasons.

    All in all, don't recommend.
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    Wow, they look crazy on white skin... as if you can almost see it "floating" in the skin, if you get what I mean?
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    They look like brands. Not that that's a bad thing, but might as well heat up some pastry cutters and press then on. Cheaper, same effect

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    (Original post by neon)
    They look like brands. Not that that's a bad thing, but might as well heat up some pastry cutters and press then on. Cheaper, same effect

    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
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    As stated above, white ink tattoos rarely last and for this reason, any reputable tattoo artist won't do one. The ink often disperses very fast, and after the initial tattoo and healing period, their 'suspended' effect fades to zilch and they just disappear. The ones you posted above are VERY fresh which is why they're so damn visible. There are NO healed photos of a white ink tattoo on the first 10 pages of Google images, and there's a lot of mislabelled scarification on there too.

    Best bet is if you want something lasting that will give you your desired effect, find a modification shop that will perform electrocautery branding.
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    Not sure if I like those.


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