As Portland-based tattoo artist Kayla Newell set up her station to give me one of her popular glow in the dark tattoos, she asked, "Are you under black lights often?" I took longer to respond than I should have as my answer was a simple no. Most of my time is spent in an artificially lit office or under the warm glow of the single lamp in my room. But I felt embarrassed to admit that. I ended up telling Newell that I'm not typically in black light situations. To my relief, she replied, "That's usually people's answer."
There are many trends to make your skin glow, like makeup highlighter, the skin serums that fashion magazines swear by, or, of course, black light tattoos.