Both novice and experienced tattoo wearers will enjoy the adventurousness these 99 glowing black light tattoos have to offer. Whether its your first time in the ink chair or you’re searching for something new and unique for your body art, black light tattoos are a sure way to spruce up your image and draw attention to your pieces.
We’ve collected some intriguing tattoos and body art compilations that are sure to embolden you into truly considering getting a black light tattoo inked onto your skin. Some are real tats, some are representations of something that could be…
Enjoy these 99 images we’ve compiled and be sure to leave comments or pics of your own tat at the bottom of this post!
1. Possible Star Child
If you’ve already got a tat that you want to embellish with glowing ink, take a pic of it and add some glowing colors to it to test out the waters and see if its really what you want.
2. Inflamed & Glowing Goddess
You’ll need a talented ink artist to accomplish a glowing flame piece such as the one above – one that’s great with shading.
3. Dagger’s Tribal Edge
This tribal design has edges that resemble a dagger’s edge and look fascinating under a black light.
4. Night Time Flower
Even those of us afraid to get tats too big or in places that show can get one on our foot and still enjoy the lovely black light effects.
5. Marker Fun Possibilities
Another great way to test the waters concerning a black light tattoo is to grab a few neon markers and draw on our skin. We can see what designs we like and wash them off or show our ink artist before washing clean.
6. Matching Ears and Nails
Many girls love the effects of black ink tattoos because they can have their nails match the design too.
7. Inner Celestial Bones
This isn’t shown under a black light, but you can see that you can combine both the black light tattoos of the bones with normal tattoo ink to create a truly intriguing design all your own.
8. Haunting Night Time Dream
We love this glowing tattoo – it’s intricate and tells a story all its own. While the tree can be seen without the black light, the black light is needed for the gorgeous shades of sky.
9. Lose Yourself in the Music
You can create any type of personal message with black light ink and be the only one who knows its actually there.
10. A Make-Up Montage
Yes – you can even have your make up match your tats if you buy the right brands that glow under a black light.
11. Alien Planet Landscape
Some inks, though more expensive, can be used to create a gorgeous design such as the one above that can be seen with or without a black light.
12. Blue Abstract Tree
This abstract tree is an interesting design all its own – and as you can see, this guy was clever enough to use it to cover up and disguise the moles on his arm.
13. Lively Glowing Henna
If you’re in love with henna “tattoos” then try one on for size using glow in the dark ink.
14. Simple Touch of Radiance
Who says you can’t have tattoos where people can see them while still holding your position at work? Black light ink tattoos are great for hiding the edge of your style.
15. A Colorful Experiment
Black light ink tattoos don’t have to just be the one, whitish/blue color – there are colors of every kind you can experiment with.
16. Imaginable Spine Art
While this isn’t a tattoo, you can use this image as inspiration for an interesting glow in the dark tat of a spine or wings.
17. Skull and Snake Duo
Even the classic kind of tattoos can have a distinguished glowing effect added to them.
18. Mickey Mouse Love
Simple, but very effective in displaying what it is.
19. Hammer of Thor
Adding lightening with black light ink can add that extra touch of amazing to an already fabulous tattoo.
20. Glowing Vertebrae
This guy’s vertebrae looks a little too big for his stature, but it looks interesting none-the-less.
21. Adding an Inspirational Message
Black light tattoos can be a good choice for adding a sweet little message that only you know of (and of course, those you show under a light).
22. Our Bone’s Reach
This piece of body art is truly done to perfection, mimicking bones almost perfectly with glow in the dark ink.
23. Favorite Constellation Orion
If you’re in love with the night skies, you can add constellations in glowing ink to display your favorite stars.
24. Experimental Ink Glows
This girl went crazy with glow in the dark ink – it may not be a tattoo, but is sure displays the possibilities of what a body dragon could look like.
25. Music and Peace and Love Combo
You can get creative and make up your very own symbol combining several symbols into one.
26. Lovely Ankel Wrap
Any tattoo that wraps elegantly around the ankle is perfect for a lovely lady that wants chic and classic combined into one.
27. An Avatar’s Touch of Inspiration
If you’re familiar with the movie Avatar, this image might remind you slightly of the alien world.
28. Time to Rock
Concert go-ers – this is definitely something you may want to consider. You can flash your fingers at anyone with your hidden message.
29. Peace & Love Dove
If you’re planning to go to a rave (or several for that matter) a tattoo like this is a great addition to an otherwise boring outfit.
30. For the Sun
Simple little words can serve as a reminder of the little things in life that bring you happiness.
31. Remembering the Past
You can see here that this guy has a love for his nation, and there’s a hidden symbol here – the Twin Towers.
32. Lightening Queen
This might not be a tat, but it displays the amazing possibilities that a full head to toe black light ink tattoo can provide. You’ll look like a deity!
33. Creating a Living Abstract
Another fabulous and abstract piece of full body art done in glowing ink.
34. Symbols of the Personality
These little tats each bare their own meaning and can be changed to whatever the wearer loves.
35. Cute Little Foot Design
Another little flowering foot design for the classic chic within us.
36. Friendly Reminder of Happiness
Another cute little message hidden on your skin just for you.
37. A Stem’s Length
Some of us enjoy having tats the extend long lengths up and down our limbs and they can be quite eye-catching when done in black light ink.
38. Winged Perseverance
Glowing wings have a mystical appeal to them.
39. Flaming Arms
An interesting way to to spruce up a traditional type of tattoo.
40. Smooth Central Tribal
This tribal was done with very smooth lines and filled in with glowing black light ink.
41. Fleeting Little Butterfly
Non-traditional colors have been used here – you don’t see any of the normal blue black light ink – its all bright/hot colors.
42. Dragon’s Spread Wings
Customize your dragon to look however you like, there are so many possibilities.
43. Graffiti Initials of Meaning
Even adding simple initials to display your love of something or someone can be a sensation when done in glowing ink.
44. Addition to a Shaved Head
This guy is petty bold – not only does he mind shaving his head, he doesn’t mind covering it with body art that glows under a black light.
45. Simple Unicorn Glow
You can really make your unicorn look magical by adding some black light ink to either the already made design or a truly new and unique one.
46. Play Boy Bunny
Want to represent your love for the Play Boy mansion?
47. Interesting Cover Up
We don’t know if this this supposed to cover up that piece of flesh or bring more attention to it!
48. Abstract Bones
Bones don’t have to look like bones – get creative!
49. Matching Diamond Pair
Show your love for your best friend and get matching black light ink tattoos.
50. Little Critter Tracks
Looks like a mythical and magical creature treads here.
51. Swirling Hand Designs
Another cute little swirling design done on the hand.
52. An Alice in Wonderland Favorite: Cheshire Cat
The Cheshire cat was already magical, and you can show how mystical it is by doing him in black light ink so it can disappear – just like in the story.
53. Glowing Religious Trinket
The outlines here were done in normal ink, the filler in black light ink.
54. Complete Body Art Indulgence
This isn’t a real tattoo, but it’s possible that if you find the right artist and have enough time and money on your hands, you can get a full body piece like this done.
55. Simplistic Glowing Knots
A lovely display of a Celtic-like knots done in black light ink.
56. Drifting Tribal Eagle
Bring out the mystique of a bird in flight using glowing ink.
57. Gorgeous Glowing Skyline
We’re in love with this intricate design for a tat, displaying fireworks and a city landscape that’s breathtakingly gorgeous.
58. Bright Night Stars
These stars are a common tattoo, but have you seen them glow under a black light?
59. Little Bubbly Seahorse
Underwater tats can have a touch of magic if black light ink is added to the design.
60. Curious Sitting Owl
This cute little woodland creature looks both curious and magical.
61. Creeping Angry Panther
Adding outlines in glowing ink can be the added touch an already amazing tat needs to stand out.
62. Alpha, Beta, Beginning & End
Perfect place: on the inner fingers to display a meaningful message.
63. Odd Abstract Alien Tribal
This tribal has a touch of futuristic and alien dimension.
64. Mystical Floating Lanterns & Castle
If you’re a fan of the Rapunzel story re-told by Disney in the movie “Tangled” then this scene will mean something to you! It’s quite breathtaking!
65. Jellyfish of the Sea
Another great example of glowing underwater art.
66. Towers Between the Flames
Not sure what this is supposed to be, but it looks great with the vivid glowing colors.
67. Personal Meaningful Symbols
Combine several meaningful symbols to fashion your very own.
68. Favorite Chemical Molecule
If you’re a student in love with chemistry, then we’re sure you know what this molecule is.
69. Wrapped Up in Keys
While this is body paint, this can also be done in body ink and glow beautifully under a black light.
70. Beautiful White Snowflake
Snowflakes work well as black light ink tats.
71. Cosmic Burst of Energy
What better ink to use than the kind that glows under a black light to create a beautiful cosmic burst.
72. Single Shimmering Rose
Your whole tat doesn’t have to be in black light ink. Just a small piece can be done to add a little edge to the design.
73. Here’s Looking at You
A lovely and slightly abstract glowing eye.
74. Intricate Oriental Dragon
This tat took time and patience, with all the details done in this special ink.
75. Mystic Medieval Dragon
Any type of dragon looks more magical when done with black light ink.
76. Matching Lines of Energy
We’re a fan of tats done on both limps that connect with one another when placed side by side.
77. Helping Those in Need
Your hidden tat can still be of something truly meaningful to you and your fam or even the world.
78. Embracing the Heart
The heart is symbolic of many things, and done in glowing ink, it can truly stand out.
79. Atop the Hand
Another lovely and intricate design done on the hand. Perfect for those of us that don’t want a traditional one to stand out on our hands in normal lighting.
80. A Creeping Tribal Design
Tribals are quite common. But glowing ones aren’t.
81. Embellishing the Rose
Black light ink can be used to simply enhance an old tat.
82. Octagon Central with Message
Surrounding your tat with meaningful words of wisdom is always fun, just make sure it says something you’ll want to keep forever!
83. Flames and Feathers
These colors are vivid and non-traditional – some colors will be more costly than others.
84. Native Totem Magic
A perfect example of how vivid and enticing a black light tattoo can become if detail and patience are added to the mix.
85. Psychedelic Jimmie Hendrix Beauty
Some tats were just meant to be done in psychedelic glow-in-the-dark ink.
86. Tiny Glowing Message
Simple yet satisfying.
87. Futuristic Cyborg Pieces
Futuristic tattoos look great if they can go under a black light and glow!
88. Worldly Mandala Spiral
Only certain aspects of this tat were done with black light ink, and they were done well!
89. Portrait of a Character
If you’ve got a fictional character you love, you can have it tatted in glowing ink instead of traditional.
90. Matching Glow Worms
Need we say more?
91. Sweet Little Kiss
Ever have that perfect someone kiss you and leave the most perfect little lip prints? You can keep them forever with black light ink…
92. Dots and Flowers
Intricate designs using dots tend to enhance any type of tat.
93. Tearing Paint-Stained Eye
You can get creative with eye tats – this one looks like a paint splatter.
94. Odd Branching Heart Abstract
This is a heart with veins that look like branches.
95. Just One Life
Yes, this is yet another bald man that is bold enough to get tats on his skull. Glowing ones, at that.
96. Vivid Colors of Animals and Sea Creatures
A matching tat to your favorite pair of shoes? Heck, why not! This little sea creature goes well with purple and green leopard print. Odd yet beautiful!
97. Angry Skull and Stars
Here’s a classic design done in black light ink to give it that extra edge.
98. Embellishing Facial Swirls
Black light ink is a great way to hide tats in the most obvious places.