Reviewed & updated: December 21, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA
Did you ever think of a tattoo that will glow in the dark? If yes, then here we have 10 beautiful neon light tattoo ideas that will surely suit your passion.
If you want to go a little out of the box and try something really cool then neon lights in a tattoo can be your choice.
A tattoo with a neon effect is something that glows in the dark, which has given birth to certain unnecessary misconceptions. One of them is that these tattoos are not very safe and can cause infections.
However, if you do proper research then you will find neon signs in a tattoo that does not cause any harm to your skin. Now, if you have made up your mind to use neon lights in your next tattoo then here are ten cool tattoo designs that we have selected for you. Have a look!
Boxed It Out
This client has taken the quote of Mia Wallace – ‘Don’t be a square’ too seriously. You can imagine how beautiful this one will look when it will glow. The artist has kept the basic theme of neon lights in mind and designed the lines in such a manner. While looking at this one, you will surely be reminded of one or two of those cool nightclubs that you visit often where you take snaps before such lights.
An ecstatic masterpiece by Michael Taguet, this one is enough to spook everyone. Taking inspiration from the celebrated movie series “Saw”, this realistic artwork done by Michael Taguet flaunts brilliance in every inch. To promote your love for gore and goth this can be a perfect choice. Tattoos like this demand a lot of dedication from tattoo artists.
While searching for neon lights in tattoos, there are many videos and images that you will come across which use neon light effects, tattoo techniques including such filters. This one may look like the, but the artist has given you a grand idea of how to use a neon effect that will suit your skin. The hands and clouds here are drawn using outlines only. With the help of your artist, you can easily turn this into a beautiful black light neon tattoo.
Rip It Open
A fan of aquatic creatures? Well, this one can help you to stay close to them. The tattoo is a mix and match of monochrome and neon lights. The portion where the neon lights theme has been used is a cryptic portrayal of the inner orgasm of the creature. To make the canvas more prominent the artist has added a giant jellyfish that just complements the whole scenario. If you are up for a broader scape then this might be the right choice for you.
Fly With Light
While searching for a nice glow in the dark tattoo you may also look for something that goes with your taste. The bird can satisfy your wish to fly high with dreams and aspirations. You can easily go for a sleeveless outfit to show off this masterpiece to the world. In this one again the artist has created a combination of vibrant colours and bold outlines. With the effect of anime, there is also an essence of life like an illustration in this one.
Play It Neon
Bored of flowers and butterflies? It’s time to rip open the inner devil and flaunt it with style. A lot of colours have been used on this one to cover skin. Since it has been done on the leg, the artist has gotten a bigger space and dimension to draw the portrait. The use of two prominent colours of neon light- blue and pink has made this one a great choice among other glow on the dark tattoos. Though the emphasis is made upon the face of the monster, little details like clocks and other mechanisms.
What A Cute Ghost
Now let’s try something cute and simple. Yeah, it may sound odd that ghosts can be cute but if you look at this neon light sign tattoo, you will find your answer. Also as a complementary option, there is a ghost dog and a spooked cat. This outlined neon tattoo or to say tattoos will look beautiful on your wrists or ankles. This artist has managed to put in his or her skills in this tiny tattoo. And to say about the neon signs, you can see in the video how this simple tattoo turns into a UV tattoo.
You must be tired of all those tricky caricatures and illustrations? Here is something very simple and sweet. A cute heart placed at the perfect place, amidst all the trippy tattoos, shining bright like a star. A perfect example of classic neon effect tattoos, this one will not give you nightmares about the hours you have to spend to get it done. However, in this very simple one also we can see how beautifully the artist has prompted the illustration.
Make Your Buddy Shine
Talking about tattoos, neon lights and much more and how can you not include your best buddy? Here in the content, we can see how the neon lights have only been used in the outlines. Images of dog tattoos have been hurling over the internet for decades, you can turn yours unique and make it different from other tattoos. Pet tattoos are very special and making them glow is a fantastic idea.
Love The Spirit
For the last one, we have a sweet message written again using the original neon lights effect. Again, for this one, you can use your own customised message. The dots and fuchsia pink gives the effect of funky 90’s madness. This one can be done on your neck and also on your forearm as it will not require a bigger space. The font and the colour combination has been magnificently crafted by the artist.
You may come across loads of videos using different effects like black light tattoos, fluorescent light effects. If you visit different countries like the fashion hub of France, even not only in France, in other corners of the world also you will find tattooists experimenting with different effects. Neon in tattoos is one such fruit of these experiments. If you want to look for more, you may search for-
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What is a neon light tattoo?
A neon light tattoo is a type of tattoo that uses colored inks to create the appearance of a lit-up, glowing effect. The colors used are usually bright and vibrant, such as pink, blue, yellow or green. Some artists may even add blacklight reactive pigments for an extra special glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. Neon light tattoos look particularly striking when used to create abstract designs or in combination with traditional tattoo styles for a unique and eye-catching look.
How much does a neon light tattoo cost?
The cost of a neon light tattoo will depend on the size and complexity of the design. Generally, smaller tattoos are less expensive than larger ones. Prices may also vary depending on the location of your chosen studio and artist’s experience level. On average, you can expect to spend anywhere from $50 to $200 for a single neon light tattoo.
What are some neon light tattoo ideas?
Neon light tattoos can be used to create a wide range of designs. Popular neon tattoo ideas include abstract shapes, geometric patterns, animals or symbols, and even quotes or words. You can also mix and match traditional tattoo styles with bright, bold colors to create something truly unique. Some artists may even incorporate blacklight reactive pigments into the design for an extra special effect. Whatever you choose, make sure that it’s something you love and will be proud to show off for years to come!
Is the healing process different for a neon light tattoo?
The healing process for a neon light tattoo is similar to any other kind of tattoo. The area needs to be kept clean and dry for the first few days, and it’s important to avoid direct sunlight during the healing period. Applying a thin layer of moisturizing cream can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent any scabbing from occurring. Once healed, make sure to protect your tattoo from fading by applying sunscreen before heading out in the sun.