Hair Tattoo

Hair tattoo treatments are carried out by specialist scalp micropigmentation technicians. SMP (known as scalp micropigmentation) is not just a tattoo and you can’t expect to have SMP from a tattoo studio.  Some make the mistake of assuming a hair tattoo is where designs are cut in the hair and that’s not true.

A hair tattoo is a different procedure using various techniques that requires the use of microneedles and specialised inks. These techniques are not used by a tattoo artist in a tattoo studio; they are carried out by a scalp micropigmentation technician . A microneedle is used to delicately tattoo pigment into the scalp and a carefully planned out hair tattoo is formed hair tattooof specially pigmented hair follicles. After implementation, what you then see is realistic impression of a full head of hair – remarkable.

The SMP procedure is suitable for those who are losing hair or for those men or women who have either longer hair, shorter hair or bald. A hair tattoo is a very skilled process.

While other hair replacement methods can be painful, SMP is a much less painful procedure. Many say it’s virtually painless – find out here what Skalptec customers say about their own experiences.

Scalp Micropigmentation should always be carried out by a trained industry professional; if not, it is quite possible that the results you see in the mirror won’t meet your expectations.

We can 100% help you if you are having difficulty with:

Hair Tattoo UK – Bald or Balding, Thinning Hair, Hairlines, Crown, Alopecia and More

If you are losing your hair or if you have lost all of your hair, then a hair tattoo is the best possible hair replacement solution. There is no surgery and it’s non invasive when compared to other hair loss alternatives. Even celebrities choose to have a hair tattoo.

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Thousands of tiny pigment deposits are placed into the upper dermis of the scalp. You can see the excellent effects in the before and after image above.

Hair Tattoos for Hair Transplant Scars

Scarring on the scalp can be camouflaged to cover up any visual scars to make them much less noticeable as you can see in the before and after image below. Hair transplants are serious surgical procedures. Scarring on the back of the head is typical for FUE or FUT hair transplants.

When a thin strip of hair is removed (FUT) it is then used for the balding or thinning areas / hairline on the scalp. With a FUE transplant, each hair is inserted into the scalp one by one. A hair tattoo will camouflage the scar so the scar will be concealed; the hair can then be styled short with no worries at all.

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Hair Tattoo Treatments – What Happens Next?

Red dots will appear temporarily on your scalp and they will eventually dry up and fall off with no pain. in the early stages of treatment, limited discomfort might be felt (and any discomfort felt is much less than when having a tattoo in a tattoo studio (the needle penetrates deeper). A hair transplant can be painful and it is an invasive surgical procedure which needs a long period of time for recovery and a lot of patience to see the final results).

Some things to do after having a hair tattoo hair loss procedure can be seen below (further detail is provided during technician client consultations):

  • After around two weeks, you can start to ease yourself into shaving again.
  • moisturise the scalp after several days have passed
  • Avoid swimming and stay out of the direct sunlight for the first month – using sunscreen on the scalp will help to avoid fading.
  • for a short period of time avoid perspiring through any heavy exercise or strain

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After having a hair tattoo, resting and healing time is essential. You can still go about your daily routine the very next day, but there will be limitations for a very short time which a scalp technician should discuss with you as part of aftercare.

Scalp Tattoo Before and After

Here you can see just some of the impressive hair tattoo results achieved by Skalptec for Skalptec clients. You can view more before and after SMP images, testimonials and videos by going to Reviews, Case Studies, Photo Gallery, Google My Business Reviews and Facebook Reviews.  Having won many UK SMP awards, Skalptec for a long time has been regarded as a leading internationally recognised scalp micropigmentation provider.

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Some of your hair tattoo questions answered

Will I lose more of my hair if I have a hair tattoo?

Hair tattoos won’t prevent growth and here’s a few of  reasons:

(1) Ink pigment particles are deposited in the dermis layer of skin.

(2) The hair follicle root is located deeper down.

(3) Scalp micropigmentation procedures will not harm your hair.

(4) Treated hair grows back.

Choosing the right hair tattoo clinic with qualified technicians will make all the difference so you can look forward to experiencing great results.

Does a hair tattoo look realistic?

Your nearest and dearest will probably say you look younger. Or, there’s a good chance they will ask you if you have done anything different with your hair. Scalp micropigmentation looks super impressive and very realistic – click here to see some hair tattoo examples. SMP doesn’t look fake. Your aim is to have a natural look of a natural hairstyle / hairline.

You want to return to your normal day to day life with as little downtime as possible. People across the UK and all over the world have had a hair tattoo. Popularity grows year upon year with celebrities of stage, screen, sports, media, modelling and other industries going with the SMP option. Having a hair tattoo for hair loss is the world’s fastest growing solution to people losing their precious hair and baldness.

Will a hair tattoo last forever?

When people lose their hair it can be a major concern as confidence and self esteem can be affected greatly.  There are alternatives to going ahead with a hair tattoo (SMP) such as lotions, Minoxidil, shampoos, hair transplant, wig and pills.

A hair tattoo can last for some years without looking after it and with no touch ups. But with occasional touch ups – which are always advised for long lasting results – you can enjoy the same consistent look year in year out. You can make sure your hair tattoo always looks as good as it did when you first had it done.

More Scalp Tattoo questions answered

Can I remove a scalp tattoo?

Yes you can have a scalp tattoo removed by a professional, who will use a laser over one to two sessions scalp pigments can be removed. Micro pigments are applied at a certain depth in the skin. The larger the area the more laser treatments you will require.

Can I get cancer from SMP treatments?

There has been research by dermatology specialists for many years around links between tattoos / hair tattoos and cancer. There is no current study and no evidence to suggest that SMP causes cancer.

Does Rogaine (Minoxidil) Fade Scalp Micropigmentation?

Rogaine may cause the ink to fade if it is used too soon after SMP treatment. Delay using Rogaine for two weeks just to make sure that the inks are completely dry.

Skalptec Has a Great Reputation Aound the World

With Skalptec you always have an exceptional SMP technician with you on your journey – every step of the way. We have fantastic aftercare and an impeccable reputation. Scalp Micropigmentation is an excellent hair loss solution with guaranteed results. SMP is proven to be a very effective, non-surgical, safe procedure.

Skalptec is a leading brand in UK and Europe and leads by example with proven success. Scalp micropigmentation is carried out all year round by our scalp technicians at our clinics currently in Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Jersey, Shrewsbury and Netherlands. With our award winning services  we can guarantee you natural results that look great, to help restore your self confidence.


When Scalp Micropigmentation is done the right way you will see the best possible results – guaranteed – every time. Everything is planned and discussed with you, from the start. Get back your confidence and achieve the stylish look. Every year SMP becomes increasingly popular. Scalp Micropigmentation offers the best solution.


Skalptec clients are genuinely happy and relieved when they discover us. We are very proud and passionate about what we do. If you are looking for an effective non-surgical hair loss solution a hair tattoo is one complete solution you should definitely consider. If you are looking for a low maintenance way forward, scalp micropigmentation is definitely for you. For men and women experiencing:

  • Scarring or burns on the scalp from accidents or surgery
  • Hair transplant scar camouflage from a previous hair transplant procedure
  • Baldness
  • SMP for dark and light skin
  • Adding density to longer hair
  • Receding hairline
  • SMP for men
  • SMP for women
  • Birthmark blending
  • Thinning hair
  • Alopecia areata and all other forms of alopecia
  • If you have had a bad SMP treatment from a different SMP company we are here to help you to do something about it. – Skalptec will help you.
  • Genetic hair loss
  • Hair loss after illness such as lupus and cancer

Get the look that you deserve – improve your confidence and your self esteem. Contact our friendly team to discuss your particular requirements & arrange your SMP consultation with us.

Would You Like to Be a Scalp Technician? – Partner Up with the Best!

Getting started and established on your own can be a really tough challenge. We provide the right mentorship, encouragement and support. Setting up as a SMP technician with us is within your reach. Winner of multiple UK awards, Skalptec will help you to find your way. We will help you to find your way forward in the Industry. As your clientele and your reputation grows, Skalptec will always be right there to support you. You can read more about Skalptec Partnerships here.

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Skalptec has treatment clinics in various UK locations and in Europe including:

  • Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner of Skalptec & 3 time UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here for more about Terence.
  • Newcastle – Ian Allen lead technician (MPUK19 Nominee for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Ian and his clinic.
  • London – Simon Symeou lead technician. Click here for more about Simon and his clinic.
  • Shrewsbury – Michelle Watson lead technician (our newset Skalptec clinic). Click here for more about Michelle and her clinic.

You will also find some of our top SMP technicians in:

You too can experience remarkable results – SMP gets more popular every year, as THE hair loss solution that UK & global celebrities are having done. If you’re looking for the best way to replace your hair, contact Skalptec – we can help you – absolutely 100%.

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To find out more about Skalptec and the extensive SMP services that we provide – contact one of our experienced scalp technicians for an informal chat. You will discover how we can help you to cover anything from the early signs of hair loss, a receding hairline, a thinning crown area to full baldness and alopecia.

We can 100% promise you a service you will love and one that you will remember! There is also a big chance your friends will tell you that your hair looks amazing when they see the final results! We are here to help you.

The only way to be sure SMP is the right choice for you is to arrange a consultation. Send us a message if you have any questions – you can also refer to our FAQ page. We look forward to meeting you!