Black people and tattoos

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    First, Im not trying to be funny, mean or anything else this is a legit question I have. When dark skinned black people get a tattoo why do they use black ink, wouldnt a lighter (white) ink show up better?
     
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    To quote my dear friend Amy Winehouse:

    What kind of fuckery is this?
     
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    LMAO! PULEASE! White ink? Perhaps, but do they even have such? Obviously you are not black. That question alone even amongst those in the black community would bring cause for sistah's to take off their earrings,grease their faces and put their hair back in a scarf getting ready for dishing out the "Big Payback" . As James Brown so aptly stated , "I may not know Karate, but I know KA-razor! " LOL!
     
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    Yes, there is a white ink! :rolleyes:
     
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    No, it would not because lighter pigments become easily absorbed by dark skin. Hence the most common tattoo color for darker skinned black people is black or sometimes navy blue.

    Seen on a comedy special about 15 years ago:
    White guy - How come you don't see many black people with tattoos?
    Black Guy - looks @ white guy rolls his eyes and says, same reason you don't see sky writing at night fool.:biggrin1:
     
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    I'm glad you found a way to turn it around. I was invisioning you acting out my post! LOL!
     
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    I meant for tatooing purposes , Monster. Thank you.
     
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    Even better, it's, "I don't know karate, but I know ka-RAZY!"

    I love that song, and that's probably my favorite line in it.
     
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    LOL! Thanks, Snoozan. Here I thought it was Ka-razor all these years. I was enjoying imagining him with a straight razor in his hand....:biggrin1:
     
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    Yes, there is white ink for tattoos but as was mentioned before it fades so quickly few people can be bothered to use it. I can't imagine constant touch-ups are desirable.

    I'm not even sure how effective it would be on darker skin. Certainly be interesting to see.
     
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    I think people with ANY skin color should get glow in the dark ink, or black light sensitive ink. :biggrin: Those kick ass.
     
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    Thats what i meant also, there is a white tattooing ink for teeth and im sure other purposes. :biggrin1:
     
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    I don't know the answer but I've seen someone already told you why, I can say mind, white ink is the less removable in case you change your mind.

    It's hard to remove coloured tattoos, the easier to remove are the black ones because they absorb all the laser light.

    If they invent a 100% safe completely removable tattoo that doesn't fade unless removed, I'll have one, big, coloured.
     
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    I have a female friend who has a Cincinnati Reds C on the lower left side of her back in the fall of 2002. She just has the red C without the black background done. Anywho, she is the whitest, white person I have ever seen, she can't tan. She burns and then she peels and then it's back to alabaster white. :lmao: Last year she had to get the tatt re-inked because it was fading . . . a lot. I think it's just a really arbitrary thing based on a persons skin pigmentation which colors show up and which don't. :rolleyes:
     
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    I cant be sure but, I think they all fade, mine has faded some and its only 4 years old.
     
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