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#1

i recently saw someone who had a procedure called cosmetic head tattooing and i was totally amazed at the results. granted i wouldn’t recommend this procedure to anyone trying to create a full head of hair. however, with me, i am looking to hide a strip scar and camouflage a not so good hair transplant. if anyone is unfamiliar with the procedure here are a couple of links:

http://www.australiancosmetictattoo.com/before_after.html

http://www.histudio.co.uk/default.asp

so here is the question… i want to go with the shaved look right now, however down the road i want to be able to get some real work done when i would decide to grow it out. would this procedure interfere with any future transplants that i would like to receive down the road? other than the possibility of creating a hairline much to low, i really don’t see too much of a risk, is that correct?


#2

there is a lot of negativity to the use of tattoos for camouflage but maybe this is something to be revisited…interesting.


#3

I have not heard very positive things about cosmetic head tattooing from the few I have spoken with who have had this done.


#4

» I have not heard very positive things about cosmetic head tattooing from
» the few I have spoken with who have had this done.

I guess it depends on how much tattooing is going to cost compared to using fue to repair the strip scar. If it costs more or less the same as using a few hundred fue grafts to repair the scar, then fue is a far better solution.


#5

I wouldn’t try to fix an overall MPB problem that way.

Especially when you ask yourself what happens if the ink fades over time. Imagine your head going blue-tinted at the same time that you’re also becoming much too bald to hide it . . .

But when it comes to camoflauge work on strip scarring I don’t think we have much to lose. FUE work is good but it usually has inconsistent graft survival into scar tissue. If tattooing helps then I say go for it.


#6

I am no expert on this but tattooing the scar is like correcting one mistake with another mistake. I know people who easily spent thousands trying to get rid of tattoos they no longer want.


#7

tattoo might work but you’ll also risk the possibility of adding one problem on top of another. tattoo is life time and may not always come out to your favour.

u can spend a little and maybe get grafts inserted into the scar via fue.

or borrow money and get a fue transplant and declare bankruptcy (oops, im exposed).