Does the idea of getting a tattoo or piercing make you squeamish? Do your knees buckle when you think of needles or pain? There are other ways to use your body as a canvas for personal expression. Use your head! A skilled hair stylist can give you a hair tattoo fit for a king (or a rapper, or a Raptor’s fan).
The shaved designs that have been turning heads on the street can be wild and abstract, replicate Picasso, Degas or Warhol, or bear the name of your latest soul mate. You can look like a New Zealand Maori with a tribal design, flaunt your hometown team logo, or, if the spirit moves you, have a portrait of Bob Marley watching your back. And here’s the best part – if you fall out of favour with the love of your life, you can shave her name from your head quicker than the text message that told you it was over.
The texture of your hair will affect the finished design, so start with a consultation at an experienced salon. A good clipper artist can work with your design and advise you of logistical changes they might need to make. If you like the look but aren’t sure what you want, they will likely have a repertoire of ideas to help you out.
Some people choose to sculpt the hair design across their whole scalp. Others are content with a hair tattoo over just one ear. Should your liberty for self-expression come into play only after your nine-to-five, consider an undercut that lets you hide the clipper art under longer locks. Whatever your preference, your hair tattoo will start to grow in within a couple of weeks, giving you an infinite number of opportunities for short-lived and pain-free portable, personal expression.
For more information visit www.ubuhair.com or call 519-622-4213.