Hair tattoo

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A hair tattoo, or scalp micropigmentation,[1] is a cosmetic tattoo that gives the illusion of a close buzz cut hairstyle on a bald head.[2] The procedure can also be used to conceal the scars from hair transplantation or to make thinning hair seem thicker.[3] In contrast to other tattoos, the procedure does not penetrate as deeply, and the inks used are less prone to colour change over time.[3]

What actually is hair simulation?[edit]

It is a cosmetic procedure that replicates the look of real hair follicles. The treatment is a form of tattoo. Tattooing history is almost as old as human history, and yet, the scalp pigmentation that we know today is a rather newer technique and uses warm pigments (not tattoo ink) to cover the bald scalps and add density to thinning hair[4]. It has been more popular and widely accepted in the past fifteen years or so.[5]


  1. ^ Campos, Susan (11 October 2013). "Leg Hair Transplants and Scalp Tattoos: How Hollywood's A-List Fights Baldness". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ Elisabeth Leamy (May 31, 2012). "Considering a hair tattoo? Pro's and cons to consider before you commit". ABC News. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Kynaston, Lee (2013). "Scalp micropigmentation explained". Men's Health. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
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  5. ^ "The world of tattoo and piercing - Tattooistan". Tattooistan. Retrieved 2018-11-27.