So I bought an Atama blue belt and unlike some of the older ones that my training partners wear, it has a purplish hue to it. I've never had an advanced guy get confused (especially if they've seen me roll), but new blues and white belts come up to me and ask me how long it took to get my purple belt all the time. It's become a bit of a joke among my regular training partners, ultimately not that big of a deal. I was hoping that wear and some washing would remove the hue, but after ~8 months it still looks pretty much the same. It's a quality belt that I don't really want to buy another belt, but was wondering whether anyone else had the same belt and whether there was anything that you had dyed it with or washed it with that could make it look just like a light blue belt.