Hair tattoo takes Kochi by storm as youngsters queue up at salons

Apart from men women too are queuing up at the hair salons to get themselves a stylish hair tattoo.

Hair tattoo or scalp micro pigmentation has become the latest trend among the youngsters who are game to sport some interesting designs on their hair. Hair tattoo experts ‘carve’ unique and intricate designs on to your scalp using your own hair. Though hair tattoo had been popular in foreign countries and among the movie stars for quite some time, it is only now that commoners began experimenting with the style. If you think hair tattooing is popular only among men, you are probably wrong. Women too are queuing up at the hair salons to get themselves a stylish hair tattoo.

Trendy short hair

Gone are the days when long hair was the perfect look for the quintessential Malayali girl. Women have always been eager to try out short hairstyles like the classic bob even when there were restrictions to trim their hair. The hair tattoo could also be added into the long list of hair adventures that the Keralite women have tried.

In the beginning, hair tattoos were mostly done by men. However, now women too love to colour their hair in eye-catching shades or get a hair tattoo. Hair tattoo looks incredibly trendy and chic on women who love ponytails or a high or messy bun. Hair tattoo experts say that college girls are the ones who are mostly excited to try this new style.

Various styles

In the foreign countries, hair tattoos are usually done to restore the look of a fuller head of hair. However, in Kerala, it is deemed as a funky trend that takes your hair game to the next level. Hair tattoo is an amazing style that could be tried by men and women who love shorter hair.

You could get a hair tattoo on the back of the head or just above the ears. The tattoo would look incredible as the designs are carved by perfectly scraping the hair. Colours like brown and black could be used to highlight the hair tattoos. Vibrant shades like pink or blue could be used if you are a bit gutsy.

Interesting designs

It is not necessary that all wonderful designs may look good on everyone. So, it is better to consider the opinions of the tattoo artist before finalizing the design.

Touch up

Though the hair tattoo could be sported only for a month, it is easy to touch up even when your hair starts growing. You could also make slight changes in the design to suit your long hair. Interestingly, getting a trendy hair tattoo isn’t that expensive. This is one of the reasons that draw youngsters and college students to try out this style. In case you get bored of the design, all you need to do is to wait until your hair grows back.

“I talk to my customers about it, especially to young professionals. You cannot change the style once the hair tattoo is done. They have to wait until the hair grows back. Though it is just a short while until the hair grows, no one should feel uncomfortable about the hair tattoo later,” says Jomon Vincent, hair tattoo artist and managing partner of the Mirror Magic Salon.

Hard work

It is difficult to design a hair tattoo than drawing a picture on a sheet of paper. First the hair has to be cut and then the design should be drawn using a blade. Some designs have to be highlighted with colours as well. It would add the perfect finish to the overall look. If the linings are thinner, then the designs could be done in lesser time. Or else, designing a hair tattoo would take up to 2 hours. The price of the hair tattoos begins from Rs 1000 onwards depending upon the design, style and effort required to do it.

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