Now this is a green lantern

Jackie Rabbit has quickly established herself as an artist to watch out for.  We’ve seen a lot of her work on ModBlog over the past few months, and for good reason.  Her art doesn’t always fit into one genre, yet it all comes out looking great.  This one in particular is an interesting one as it’s her first time using UV ink.  Sadly the darkened image is a little blurry, which I’m assuming is the result of the low light, however you can see that she used the UV ink to highlight the bodies of the fireflies and the edges of the leaves.  For a first attempt, I’d say she did a great job.

12 thoughts on “Now this is a green lantern

  1. the concept is cool, but the uv ink looks a bit blotchy. i’m sure that could be fixed with a touch up though.

  2. Health worries aside… Which UV ink do artists consider the safest choice? I mean, its easy enough to go on fleabay and grab a bottle of something. But if you’re a tattooist, and a client wanted UV ink, which suppliers would you be looking at?

  3. Ya.. the glowey pic came out real blurry. It was a nightmare trying to get a decent pic under the black light. Out of about 15 pics using 2 diff cameras that was the best we could get ;p The piece is on my best friend and she tells me that its healing well and continuing to glow… though i will be doing more playing before I decide if/ when I will off it to my customers.

  4. I always resisted using UV ink because for many years the only companies making it were no-name fly-by-night outfits. I only use equipment and supplies from established companies that I trust, so when Millennium started producing it i decided to give it a try.

  5. love this piece, very cute, and the UV is a fantastic touch! hope you keep us updated :)

  6. I actually kind of like it, the way it is. Low light images are blurred/blotchy, in real life. If something was photographed to painted to look like low light, and looks perfectly sharp, it would look fake. In a real situation with low light levels, details are indistinct, bright spots blur and flow.

    If no one had said anything, I probably would have just assumed that was intentional.

  7. There is no recommended UV ink. It is all NOT recommended.
    It glows in the dark……….you really think thats gonna be ok in your skin long term?
    Lots of UV inks are phosphorus which will give you cancer.
    Sure some “name brand” companies make it. But I wouldn’t use their normal ink let alone their UV.
    UV inks havnt been around long enough for people to realize what it will do to their skin in 30years.

    That aside, dope tattoo :)

  8. @Nick: There’s a difference between “glow in the dark” ink and UV ink. Glow in the dark inks will light up in the absence of light whereas UV reactive ink will only glow when placed under black light. It’s a subtle difference, but the UV inks don’t contain phosphorous.

  9. That is why this is the one and only uv tattoo I have done… Its an experiment. While this ink DOES NOT contain phosphorus, I cant and wont testify to either its efficacy or safety. I asked a very good friend of mine who has very sensitive skin and is a known “hard healer” to put the ink to the test. I doubt that I will ever offer the ink to my clients because it is an unknown. And I will not offer it to ANYONE until I see how this one heals. I always have my clients safety well in mind with any procedure and I would never subject them to anything with the least amount of risk. So far my friends tattoo is peeling and healing normally with no excess scabbing or discomfort.

  10. Thanks Rob for the clarification, and glad to hear your client isnt having any issues Jackie

  11. I say many bad things here, but this is by far one of the coolest tattoos I’ve seen.

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