Having a Hair Tattoo is a decision that should be taken with some consideration. Not only is the design of the tattoo a decision, but the level of pain involved in having the tattoo inked, the cost, and the time it will take to cover the tattoo up afterward are all factors to consider as well.
Getting a tattoo has been a part of the human experience for thousands of years. The oldest known tattoos are dated back to the early Neolithic age. Hair tattoos have been a staple at black barbershops for decades. In recent years, the phenomenon has exploded into the mainstream. Today, millions of young men and women are sporting their own unique styles. With social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter making it a breeze to find your next hairstylist, it’s no wonder. Hair tattoos have also spawned a cottage industry in the form of mobile tattoo studios. The hair and skin micropigmentation industry rakes in more than $1 billion a year. The most successful mobile tattoo shops have already branched out into a number of hairdressing styles.
Getting a hair tattoo can be a great way to cover bald spots and receding hairlines. The cost can vary depending on the size of the area you are trying to cover and how many sessions you need.
The cost of hair tattoos can be determined by how much area you are trying to cover, how many sessions you need, and how long you are looking to have the tattoo. Some people may only need a few sessions while others may need as many as seven.
Hair tattoos are also used for other purposes such as fashion and makeup. A professional tattooist can use different pigments and inks to replicate the look of tiny hair follicles. These pigments are applied to the scalp using detailed microneedles. They will gradually form the look of a full head of hair.
Getting a hair tattoo can be a fun but painful experience. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to minimize the pain. You can also consult your doctor to see if there are any meds available that can help. To keep your mind off the pain, try distracting yourself. The pain may be an unpleasant experience for the first couple of hours, but as the tattoo wears off, you may experience a new found euphoria.
The pain may be mitigated by using the proper technique for the job. Using a technique like micro-pigmentation may equate to less pain than getting a traditional tattoo. The pain may also be masked by the use of several smaller needles. The pain may also be lessened by avoiding bruising and bleeding. To minimize the pain, use of a topical analgesic may be in order.
Dispersal of ink in the skin
Unlike food coloring, pigments do not dissolve in liquids. For this reason, pigments in tattoo ink are suspended in a liquid, a process known as dispersal. The dispersal of a colorant can vary widely from one pigment to the next.
Aside from pigments, tattoo ink is composed of nanoparticles, some of which are large enough to be seen. Particle size is an important consideration in tattooing since it plays a critical role in determining pigment dispersal, a key factor to the longevity of the tattoo. The size of the particles may also play a role in toxicological toxicity.
Particle size and agglomeration have been shown to have a significant effect on the interaction of pigment and skin cells. Particle size may vary with manufacturer, but it is safe to assume that the average nanoparticle has a size of around 100 nanometers. Similarly, the size of a ginormous pigment is also a function of the composition of the material.
Covering up the tattoo after it’s been inked
Whether you’re getting a tattoo for the first time or you’ve already inked it, covering up a hair tattoo after it’s been inked is an option. If you don’t want the design on your skin, you’ll need to work with experts early in the process.
The first thing you’ll want to do is wash your tattoo with lukewarm water. Then, you’ll want to apply a thin layer of moisturizer. The moisturizer should be fragrance-free.
After the moisturizing is applied, you’ll want to avoid picking or rubbing your tattoo. This can cause scar tissue. You also want to wear loose-fitting sun protective clothing until the tattoo is completely healed.
The bandage should be removed after the flaking phase of healing. This will prevent bacteria from getting into your skin.