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Old 04-01-2005, 06:37 AM
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I would like to know if having a tattoo designed to camoflauge hairloss (minimal) will affect my ability to have a HT down the road. I wonder if the darkened scalp will inhibit the doc from seeing clearly.
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I would like to know if having a tattoo designed to camoflauge hairloss (minimal) will affect my ability to have a HT down the road. I wonder if the darkened scalp will inhibit the doc from seeing clearly.
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Old 04-01-2005, 08:10 AM
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Do you already have the tatoo? There was a discussion on here about the fact that over time tatoos actually change color. You might want to check the archives for this conversation, or at least be very careful about getting the tatoo before learning all about it. I don't think the darkened color would inhibit a top doc from giving you a great HT, because they use highly magnifying glasses to make the incisions and place the hairs. I can't see how that would be any different from working on a dark skinned person.
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:15 PM
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Interesting idea, but I strongly believe that, in the long run it is a bad idea. Whatever will you do when you recede past the tattoo just to find out that you may not have optimal donor hair to fully cover the tattoo? I understand the premise behind it, but I think that the negatives far outweigh any temporary benefits.

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Old 04-04-2005, 06:41 AM
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It's called micropigmentation. I've always been rather curious as to why some tribe or ethnic group has not used tattooing some time in history to cover baldness. Remember those pompous wigs the aristocracy wore in Europe and the US
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I caught a glimse of Michael Jackson's father on the news recently. He was in the sun and it almost looked like he had part of his scalp colored with tatoo ink because of the shine that reflected off his scalp.

I had assumed he was using Toppik or some other cosmetic application until I noticed the shine when he stood in the sunlight. He really has very little hair left but you do not notice it as much when he stepped into shaded areas as he walked.

Robert makes a very good point about chasing recession in the future. I have seen a dozen or so individuals over the years use this "in part" and cannot think of even one that looked favorable. In fact a good deal of them wanted hair transplanted to cover the tatoo! This is especially ill advised for folks with a wide hair to scalp color contrast. Several of these individuals ended up in hair systems to cover the obvious tatooing to hide hairloss that kept on advancing.
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Old 04-10-2005, 03:16 PM
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Has anyone been able to figure out the dude that plays Ray Charles in movie and his tattoo across the back of his head. Makes little sense unless he is trying to cover something like a scar perhaps?
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:04 AM
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That dude is Jamie foxx. You probably need to get out of the forums and check out a few movies if u dont know his name. The tattoo is fake. ITs a temperary tattoo for a movie he is doing called Jarhead.
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