are UV tattoos safe?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First the Technical: BMXMETRIX System-1000 ("BMX1000™") Photonic Marking Formulation is "state-of-the-art", Safe Spectral Marking Pigment (SMP)™ that has been used since 1995 safely with absolutely NO adverse reactions. It consists of the highest quality dye encapsulated and inert microscopic beads suspended in ultra-clean proprietary solution. Referred to as "photonic tags or tattoos™" the marks are created by placing these inert particles in or beneath skin tissues. It has been carefully formulated to assure biocompatibility and safety, retention and ease of administration. Under ambient ("normal") light , photonic tattoos are normal in color, but when placed by UV ("black") light, it exhibits intense fluorescence.
The ingredients of Chameleon UV Tattoo Inks: (PMMA) Polymethylmethacrylate 97.5% and microspheres of fluorescent dye 2.5% suspended in UV sterilized, distilled water with no preservatives or other additives.
PMMA is used in familiar procedures as dental prostheses, bone repair, eye lenses, orthopedics and in pacemakers, and since 1947 when the first hip prosthesis was introduced. These microspheres are 4-5 times the size of a red blood cell and are well tolerated by human tissue (no rejection). More recently used in the treatment for erasing facial wrinkles.
The UV Inks are used just like any other tattoo ink, though a UV Blacklight Should be used to check the ongoing work.
According to our manufacturer's records, this ink received USFDA approval in 1995 for use in animals, plants and fish for the purpose of tracking migration, growth patterns; breeding habits etc. No other tattoo inks have received approval in this way. Many fisheries use this ink to "mark" the fish in oceans and the ones raised to stock rivers and ponds.
One last note - hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children's hands have been stamped every day with fluorescent dyes for many years at major amusement parks, night clubs, and public events, with NO adverse reactions.
Listed on the MSDS Sheet as you can read for your self. If you get the ink in your eyes, flush with water. View the Full Material Safety Data Sheet Here.
Testing shows that the only way the dyes could break down was if the PMMA Beads were completely frozen (-10° Below Zero for extended periods of time), so if you are planning to use cryopreservation (freezing your body after death - hey, don't laugh, you wanted to know if it was safe) for any reason - UV reactive tattoos should be avoided. If they did break down, the dye would act like normal tattoo inks, and the glow under blacklight would be much less. The dyes are totally organic and biocompatible, non-carcinogenic, and MRI safe.
You need a Blacklight to make the tattoo "GLOW". All the 17 colors show up in normal light. The 18th color UV Titanium White can be used on light skin tones to create virtually invisible tattoos - some light scaring may occur due to the tattooing process. See some the listings in the Professional Tattoo Studios for Black Light Tattoo Pictures Samples.
- GailLv 45 years ago
the invisible ink is ONLY approved forscientific fish tracking. The irradiated (yes thats exactly what it is) ink mollecules are encapsulated in a tiny plstic ball and suspended in liquid before being put under your skin. There are no long term tests to verify how long it takes for the plastic to be broken down, and if that happens the irradiated chemical will be released into your body. Every body breaks down chemicals and toxins at its own rate, which is one of the reasons why tests are so inconclusive . Its totally in the experimental stage and almost all reputable artists will not use it. Even the coloured ink is shied away from. Its also been known to cause reactions in more people than the regular inks. Besides that many people are unhappy with the resuts because scarring from the tattooing proceedure itself (badly trained artists only not everytime) means the tattoo can be seen in ordinary light as well as adverse reactions to the ink giving it a purplish tinge. Most artists are wary using it simply because we dont want to be blamed for your unhappiness with a piece over something we didnt choose.
- nurseTINALv 41 decade ago
what is a UV tattoo? One of those stickers you put on in the tanning bed? Cause the UV would cause harm, not the tattoo.
- jasonLv 41 decade ago
nothing is safe