I recall that when I heard of “micro-pigmentation” the first time, I was a bit skeptical. Instead of a costly and time-consuming hair transplant, you get black spots tattooed all over your scalp, with the effect that it looks as if you’re wearing your hair very short. It seemed a bit odd and more of a novelty. I don’t have a personal interest in it. I think if I started balding, I’d just keep it very short.
Yet, the other day I got an email from one of my readers, wanting to tell me about a procedure he had done. I’ll keep him anonymous. (You know who you are. Feel free to out yourself in the comments if you so desire.) His story is that he started to lose his hair in his late twenties. Now, in his early thirties, he thought it was about time he did something against that and went for micro-pigmentation. He wrote that nobody can tell that most of his front hair is a tattoo, including his close relatives. A girl he is seeing — she is in her early 20s — at first thought he was ten years younger than he really is, all as an effect of this change to his looks.
Out of curiosity, I looked some more into it. Judging from the pictures I have seen, the effect is indeed quite startling. Then it struck me that there is a well-known equivalent: permanent makeup for women. You may think it is silly for women to get their eye lids tattooed. I have known women who had gotten permanent eye makeup. It was a replacement for eyeliner and eyeshadow. I asked why she does not want to remove her makeup before going to sleep, which made her giggle and then point out that what I perceive to be makeup is a cosmetic tattoo. I thought that after she told me, I could not “un-see” it, but I was wrong. Quite frankly, it was not even on my mind when interacting with her. Then again, how much do you c
As a caveat, tattoos need to get refreshed from time to time. If you are interested in micro-pigmentation, instead of just shaving your head, you may want to look into the problem of aging with tattoos. That being said, I don’t think your scalp is a particularly difficult area. Some thot who got “carpe diem” or “love” tattooed on her arm will curse herself once her skin gets flabby. As a guy, though, I don’t think you can get old enough to end up with saggy skin on the top of your head. Unlike it is the case with thots, gravity (and supreme male skin) would be your friend.
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