There are many misconceptions about the scalp micropigmentation process, but perhaps the biggest one is that scalp micropigmentation is just a tattoo on your head. The entire process is entirely different from that of tattooing, from the needle to the kind of ink that we use. Those who haven’t heard of this process might balk at paying four figures for what they see as an expensive tattoo, but scalp micropigmentation is so much more than that. When you undergo scalp micropigmentation, you’re paying for a sophisticated procedure that has been perfected through decades of research.
First, scalp micropigmentation uses an entirely different needle than tattoos. Typical tattoo needles are much too large and imprecise to replicate the look and texture of tiny hair follicles. Hairline Ink uses a microneedle that looks precisely like hair, not a painted-on dot. This is just one of the factors that makes scalp micropigmentation much more complicated and precise than a tattoo.
Another difference between micropigmentation and tattooing lies in the pigment used. Many tattoos use a non-organic dye which can be harmful to you and irritate the skin. It can even cause your skin to discolor and turn blue. If you do some research, you’ll find horror stories from less reputable micropigmentation clinics that tried to cut corners and left their clients looking unnatural. Hairline Ink only uses a plant-based pigment that won’t irritate your skin and won’t fade. We’re committed to giving our clients the best experience possible, so we only use the best equipment.
The final difference between scalp micropigmentation and tattoos are the method in which the two are applied. A tattoo will go five layers into the skin, while micropigmentation only goes two layers deep. The reason for this is simple – the deeper pigment goes into the skin, the more likely it is to lose its round shape and spread out, resulting in an unnatural look. Keeping the pigmentation shallow allows us to control the shape of our pigment while keeping it deep enough to maintain permanence.
Scalp micropigmentation is far from a tattoo and requires specialized equipment and techniques that ensure its realism, comfort, and permanence. These factors make micropigmentation much more sophisticated than a typical tattoo. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or to get a free quote!