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What can you tell me (preferably from experience) about getting a scalp tattoo?

Asked by gottamakeart (1318 points ) March 4th, 2013

I’m losing my hair and would still like to have SOMETHING up top, if I cannot manage to get hair transplants.

The best option I can think of is to keep my hair clipped very short and get the very top shaded-in almost like stubble.

I’m wondering about cost, where to go, any FACTS that would help me with my decision.

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Seek's avatar

Well, it’s going to look like you tattooed your scalp, for one.

If you’re expecting it to look like hair, it won’t. Hair is three-dimensional. Tattoos are under the skin.

Also, ink fades over time. I envision a future of a bald head covered in fuzzy blue polka-dots.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Embrace the baldness.

Tattooed scalps will fade over time, and will look tacky better that you come to grips with your genetic destiny and not try to escape it.

Sunny2's avatar

Bald is beautiful. Faded blue polka dots are not. Get used to it and wear a hat if your head gets cold.

Buttonstc's avatar

Before doing anything as drastic as a tattoo, why not give bald a trial run even tho you still have hair? I guarantee you’ll be surprised by the amount of positive comments you’ll get from people.

Hopefully that will help in your decision making process.

filmfann's avatar

Put a Batman symbol on the back/top of your head. That way, you can put a flashlight in your mouth and project a Batsignal.

My grandson’s father has numerous tattoos on his head. The result is he couldn’t get a job. Guys at his last legit job called him Raiderhead.

rooeytoo's avatar

I knew a guy who had this special skin dye in a can. He sprayed it on his balding spot and it made it much less noticeable. It was a temporary thing so he had to respray after a shower. It was sort of like a colored hair spray because it kept what hair he had in place as well.I would try that first.

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