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(Ink) Flowing Hair

May 11th, 2010 by

The more time that passes, the more uses for tattoos there seems to be.  I mean, it isn’t just about getting art inked on to your body anymore.  Permanent makeup, while nothing new, is one such example.  The ability to alter your personal appearance through techniques used by or perfected by tattoo artists is growing and expanding, just as tattooing itself continues to grow and expand.

What made me realize this was this news story out of England.  Using shading techniques that are also used by tattoo artists, the HIS hair clinic in Birmingham provides the illusion of hair for desperate bald men.  That’s right, they’re tattooing hair on to these poor bastard’s scalps.  Ian Watson, the creator of the technique claims that the end results look “completely natural”.

You know, maybe I can’t relate to the desperation of certain bald men and their quest for hair because I’m not bald and I probably won’t ever be bald.  Thankfully that gene doesn’t run in my family.  Still, I like to think that even if I was bald, I’d just accept that fact and live my life.  Even if the scalp tattoo looks completely natural, there is no way in hell that it’s going to actually feel natural.  A waste of time, money and good ink, if you ask me.  Not to mention that baldness advocates like Larry David certainly won’t be the least bit pleased.

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