Body art tattoos was once the domain of inmates and sailors, a sign of strength or gang allegiance. Im more recent decades body art tattoos have transcended gender, class, race and stereotype to be a part of mainstream culture.
Cosmetic tattooing was created to assist women who had over plucked their brows, to then being a “wake up make up” concept where eyebrows, eyeliner and lip were tattooed to take away the need to apply make up in the mornings.
Cosmetic tattooing also branched out into paramedical tattooing, where breast cancer survivors could have their breast reconstruction process finalised with tattooed areola. It then expanded into being used to disguise scars, with flesh coloured pigment being used to blend scar tissue in with the flesh tones.
In terms of tattooing coming to fruition as a hair loss solution, it was first used to cover up large and conspicuous hair transplant scars. This is where hair transplant doctors would take a strip from the back of a clients head, and then cut the strip into tiny pieces and use the healthy follicles from the strip to transplant into a clients scalp where hair no longer grew.
Scalp Micropigmentation was used in this instance to disguise the scar, which was always a few shades brighter than the rest of the scalp, from the scar tissue. The Scalp Micropigmentation was utilised to create tiny pigment based replica follicles that would camouflage the scar.
This worked so well that Scalp Micropigmentation pioneers then used the technique to completely redesign and rebuild the hairline, crown, temples and other areas that were missing from the hair loss site.
We now see many people that not only proudly display they body art, but also cosmetic tattoo forms such as Scalp Micropigmentation. While other hair loss solutions may involve surgery or medication. Scalp Micropigmentation is immediate, with little, to no downtime.