Scalp Micropigmentation: Tattoo or not?

Aug 3, 2021

I am asked a lot about this question.

For example, several permanent makeup specialists claim that semi-permanent makeup is not a tattoo.

Any kind of pigmentation in the skin is a form of tattoo, but I also understand that you want to distinguish yourself in the market as a specialist in permanent makeup or scalp micropigmentation. Cosmetic or medical pigmentation are better names to use.

But there are differences between applying a normal tattoo and treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation. Differences in technique, in pigments but especially in the reason and background why someone chooses a treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation.

A person who opts for treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation has a hair problem on the head or in the beard area or a scar from a hair transplant or an accident. Offering a solution to these kinds of problems is of course of a completely different order than getting a tattoo because you like it or like it or because you want to commemorate something or someone or for some other reason.

SMP offers a solution to his or her problem that causes emotional and/or social limitations for years. A problem that affects self-confidence with all the consequences that entails.

I am asked a lot about this question. For example, several permanent makeup specialists claim that semi-permanent makeup is not a tattoo. Any kind of pigmentation in the skin is a form of tattoo, but I also understand that you want to distinguish yourself in the market as a specialist in permanent makeup or scalp micropigmentation. Cosmetic or medical pigmentation are better names to use. But there are differences between applying a normal tattoo and treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation or Micro Hair Pigmentation. Differences in technique, in pigments but especially in the reason and background why someone chooses a treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation. A person who opts for treatment with Scalp Micropigmentation has a hair problem on the head or in the beard area or a scar from a hair transplant or an accident. Offering a solution to these kinds of problems is of course of a completely different order than getting a tattoo because you like it or like it or because you want to commemorate something or someone or for some other reason. SMP offers a solution to his or her problem that causes emotional and/or social limitations for years. A problem that affects self-confidence with all the consequences that entails.