Are you thinking about getting a head tattoo or looking for some inspiration for the next one? In this blog post, we will talk all about head tattoos, and we have also collected hundreds of images of head tattoos to inspire you.
When you get your first head tattoo, you will tell yourself that you will never do this again. But once you start receiving compliments from people, you will forget about all the pain and get another head tattoo and kill yourself all over again.
If you don’t already have a tattoo on your body and going for a head tattoo first, then probably it’s not the best decision. It is better to wait before you jump to those exposed places. Start by getting a tattoo on your arms, forearms and slowly move on to the neck and head. But if you’re over 30 or full of tattoos and you want to get your head tattooed, then, by all means, go for it.
I think head tattoos look super cool, and they give you a badass look.
- 1 Placements
- 2 Finding the Right Tattoo Artist
- 3 Head Tattoo Pain
- 4 Before and After
- 5 FAQs
- 6 Tattoo Designs for Head
- 7 Head Tattoo Designs & Ideas
Placement is important for a head tattoo. It should always be as big as the tattoo itself. Most people don’t have a perfectly shaped head. So, you also want to make sure that the tattoo fits on the head right. You might want to get the tattoo to be on the side of your head. But sometimes the design might look better on the back or in the center of the head. Basically, you want the tattoo to look like it was meant to be there all along. Also, think about your future tattoos. If you are planning on getting more tattoos on your head, then you would want them to blend in together perfectly.
Finding the Right Tattoo Artist
Make sure that your tattoo artist has done head tattoos before. The scalp is delicate and tends to bleed more, which makes it more challenging for a tattoo artist who has never done one before. An experienced tattoo artist will know how to keep the needles soft on the head and have them move it at the right momentum to get smooth and even lines. Or one spot might look thicker than the other.
Head Tattoo Pain
Do head tattoos hurt? The head is one of the most painful places on the body to get inked. Everyone handles pain differently and has a different pain threshold. So, the amount of pain felt when getting a head tattoo will vary from person to person.
Tattoos on the head are always the hardest. It’s not like when you get your arm or leg tattoos where you could move or talk. When you are getting a head tattoo, you will need to stay as still as possible for the entire time. You cannot move your head and look around. It’s just one of the least fun tattoos to get done, not only cause of the pain, but it’s just the fact that you have to be still for a long time.
Before and After
Before you see your tattoo artist for a head tattoo, you should shave your head first. Check with your barber if they have the license to shave your head with a razor. Some barbers only have the license to shave hair with clippers.
After getting a head tattoo, you should not shave your head for at least 4 weeks. Just giving you a heads up that when the hair starts growing back into the head tattoo, it itches like hell. You would want to scratch it, but DON’T. On a positive note, there are abundant oil glands on your head. So, you shouldn’t need to worry about the skin drying out.
Does hair grow over head tattoos?
Yes, hair grows back as normal.
Tattoo Designs for Head
Besides the painful process, you’ll be surprised by the number of really amazing tattoo designs that are surfacing on social media for head. People are getting everything from tribal to geometric patterns, animals, lettering, and much more on their heads.