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What Is a Hair Tattoo and Why Do You Need It?

Does that sound crazy to you? Hair tattoo is a thing! And for quite some time now. Some of you may have thought until now that the only way to beat balding is through a hair transplant–an expensive surgical procedure. Fortunately, there are also non-invasive and cheaper methods to achieve a full-head image.

What Is a Hair Tattoo?

Hair tattoo, more correctly labeled as scalp micropigmentation, also as SMP, is a method by which we inject ink into the upper layer of the skin. Thanks to this method, it is possible to achieve the impression of hair follicles with permanent effect in a few hours.

The hair tattoo is done using a micro-needle, special ink for the head tattoo, and a trained professional/artist.

What Is a Hair Tattoo Recommended For?

Hair tattoos are not only a solution for bald men, they are suitable for everyone regardless of gender, age, color or social stratum and most often solve the following problems:

  • Full or partial alopecia
  • Thinning hair
  • Receding hairline
  • Fixing facial proportions such as tall forehead
  • Covering the scars or birthmarks on the head around which the skin is bald

What is the proper procedure for a hair tattoo?

Although hair tattoos are a safe, relatively quick, and non-invasive method to get the image of a head full of hair, following proper procedure is essential for their full safety and client satisfaction.

#1 Get reviews

Take an interest not only in photos before and after the procedure, but also in the environment's sterility, the willingness of the staff, the quality of the inks, and last but not least, the price.

#2 Book a consultation

Surely it's better to come to an appointment session than to show up at the clinic unexpectedly and most likely have to wait your turn. Solid clinics offer you a free pre-procedure consultation.

#3 Prepare your questions

Don't be afraid to ask questions. A trained professional should answer each one. Since a hair tattoo is a permanent procedure, we recommend you ask in advance. Then it may be too late.

#4 Tell the clinic expert how you would imagine having a hair tattoo

You and the expert will select the ink color and the scope of the procedure.

#5 The procedure itself

After anesthetic cream numbs the treated area, the procedure can begin.

#6 Touch-ups

One to two months after the procedure, after completely healing the scales and storing the pigment, the clinic will recommend one more small session to do some minor touch-ups.

#7 Last but not least – THE AFTERCARE

They say aftercare immediately after the procedure, and for the next 3 weeks, can affect the final outcome up to 50%. Therefore, heed the hygiene recommendations and medication that the clinic should provide.

Why does my hair fall?

There are nine different alopecia . Among the most common is Alopecia Areata, which we rank as an autoimmune disease. Alopecia Areata causes hair, eyebrows, and eyelashes to fall off. Other common alopecia includes Androgenic Alopecia, also known as Pattern Hair Loss , folliculitis, or hair loss caused by constant pulling, which ranks as a psychological disorder.

Hair tattoos are also sought after by cancer patients who have lost their hair to chemotherapy.

Although methods like hair tattoos don't prevent hair loss, they can help you experience life one-hundred percent, not be ashamed of your appearance, and thanks to the permanent method, your worries about wigs or powders will disappear for years to come. And that kind of investment pays off, right?