Alright I have had friends, coworkers, and even family ask about glow in the dark in and what it is and if it is even healthy to use. From research and speaking to multiple artists from around my area I have come to a conclusion that as of right now, glow in the dark ink is one of the most dangerous inks to use and would not suggest.
Though it is visually pleasing, the formula that they use inside of these inks are mainly phosphorus which can be really dangerous to use on the skin due to the fact it is only activated in UV lighting. There is a concern in the community about developing skin cancer due to the ingredients are inside of the ink.
After doing some research, I have actually found out that big time celebrities such as Lil Wayne, Kim Kardashian, and Lindsay Lohan all have glow in the dark tattoos. Now as of a few years ago, this ink was not FDA approved which led to discussions about what it could do in the skin long term. As of recently though, there has been a formula made in which there is an absence of phosphorus but tattoo artists around my area in New Jersey have not recommended it because it has not been out too long and that they are still unsure of what effects it can cause.
Eternal Ink is a widely used brand in either many or most tattoo shops. Personally, most of my tattoos have been done using this brand and I have nothing to complain about though some have said they have had a skin reaction; there is always a risk for reactions. It does not matter what ink your artist uses, there is a risk for an allergic reaction that could causing bubbling in the skin.
The reason I support this ink as much as I do is for the fact that it is made with an all organic ingredient list. The ink has organic pigmenting, witch hazel, and alcohol. It is known to be carcinogen free, preservative free, and is vegan. This ink has never been tested or used on animals which is something that I am a huge activist about as well.
From different reviews and recommendations from artists that I have talked to, many intend on using Eternal Ink due to the fact that it goes in faster than some other brands and that the color is bright. Even though all tattoos will fade over time and touch ups are a must, Eternal Ink seems to stay in for quite some time.
All in all from what I have heard and personally gone through is that Eternal Ink is one of the best out there. Artists from multiple shops and from different states have personally recommended it to me and with the tattoos of color that I do have, for the most part the ink has held to it’s true color.