Did you know that half a million men use hairline tattoos to hide their hair loss? If you are considering getting a hair tattoo but are not sure if it is the right move for you or not, we are here to help.
Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about getting a hair tattoo.
How Do You Get a Hair Tattoo?
Normally the entire procedure will take around two to three treatments, all depending on how much of your scalp will receive the hair tattoo. If all you are getting is a hairline tattoo then you might possibly only have one treatment or sometimes two.
First, you will have a consultation with a scalp micro pigmentation practitioner or a surgeon to see if hair tattoos are the best option for you. The first treatment will take about an hour and this will be when the most concerning bald spots will be filled in.
The second and third treatments will be to tattoo darker pigments and to fill in spots to give a shadow appearance. This is what will make the tattoo look more realistic.
Do They Hurt?
Although the scalp is one of the most sensitive places to get a tattoo, scalp micro-pigmentation does not use the same needle size as a tattoo. The needles are much smaller and they feel more like acupuncture needles, which do not really cause much discomfort.
Depending on how sensitive you are to needles and your pain tolerance, will all play into whether or not getting a hair tattoo will hurt your head. Most people find that working along the hairline is more painful than other parts of their scalp.
Do These Tattoos Last?
While a regular tattoo will last up to 10 years before fading, a hair tattoo can last up to eight years if you take care of it. The best way to preserve your tattoo is to make sure you use sunscreen when you are out and about. Wear hats whenever possible and do not go to tanning beds without wearing a head cover.
Is It Safe?
As long as you choose the right clinic and practitioner you shouldn’t have to worry. Take your time choosing, go through all of their reviews, galleries, and make sure you have a consultation, and take a tour of their office.
Make sure to check their licenses and ask about their experience. The right practitioner will make sure that you have a great experience and your safety will be their top priority.
Ready to Get a Hair Tattoo?
Now that you know the ins and outs of getting a hair tattoo, you can make an informed decision whether this is the best option for you or not. If you decide to move forward with this procedure make sure that you find a reputable place to take care of your hair concerns. Do not pick a clinic solely on price because you want to make sure that you receive the best possible outcome.
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