faqs - everything you need to know about smp.

How long does it last?

Although SMP is a form of permanent tattoo, the results will fade over a period of time (usually 3 – 5 years) and a top up will be required.

How realistic does it look?

The finish is absolutely flawless, and looks incredibly realistic, the only way someone would know is if they touched the treated area and felt the lack of stubble. The best way to keep the look realistic is to shave your head as often as you can. 

can i choose what hair line i want?

YES. The choice of hairline is completely up to you.   When attending your consultation it is helpful to bring along some ideas of hairlines you like and we will match it for you.

will i need time off work?

No time off of work is required.  The only reason you may want to take the day after your appointment off, is to let the redness settle.

how many sessions will i need?

The vast majority of clients typically need just three sessions, however it does depend on how well the skin retains the pigment and how well you follow the after care guidance.

how short will i need to keep my hair?

We recommend using either a razor or electric foil shaver to achieve the closed cut, however clippers also work very well. Always remember, the shorter the hair, the better. 

how is it different from a normal tattoo?

A classic tattoo uses very different equipment to SMP from the device, to the needles and the ink.  SMP pigment has been specifically developed for this treatment and does not turn green / blue over time. The method is also completely different whereby classic tattooing essential involves drawing and SMP is tiny individual dots.

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