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    Default Tattoo in linear scar (not SMP)

    Iíve had three strip procedures done with one FUE into linear scar (50% improvement). I was thinking to add SMP into the linear scar to camoflauge it even more, so Iíve been calling around to local SMP clinics and the pricing is outrageous (SoCal).
    Has anyone went with a tattoo artist to conceal the linear scar? If so, how did it go? Honestly, is it that difficult to conceal a linear scar with just tattooing? I donít have a buzzed head... med long on top with fade.

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    Hi. Iím currently looking into doing this myself. But canít see many posts of people doing it. I have a lot of tattoos on my body anyway and was going to have one on back of head to cover scar. Did you end up going through with this with much success ?

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    Yes, I had it done almost a year ago. I have absolutely no regrets. My scar is undetectable from the untrained eye.

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    Thanks for your reply. Did you have an actual tattoo design done then ( not smp) if so would you mind putting pics on. Really considering this for my scar but not seen any results which is making me doubtful about going through with it ?

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    No tattoo design done. I had 3 SMP sessions done into the scar and fue scars. Iíll post a pic...
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    That is a good result. How bad was your strip scar before. ? Mine is quite bad around a finger in thickness ear to ear. I had a couple of sessions of smp into scar which didnít seem to do a lot so my next option is a tattoo design. Think if I had your sort of results with smp Iíd be happy but donít think it going to work with size of scar and really donít want to go back under knife to put fue into scar as all trust has gone with surgeons.

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    With three strip procedures my scar went eat to ear, about a pencil size thick (big a$$ smiley face).
    Before I went with SMP I did a lot of research and went with fue first into the scar (Dr. Umar-Los Angeles), which improved the scar about 50%.
    Iím not an expert, but I would advise against getting a ďtattooĒ into your scar.

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    From your original post I thought a tattoo is what you were considering yourself ? Was there something that put you off this idea ?

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    Yes, initially I was looking if anyone had an experience with a ďtattooĒ into their scar, but a Doctor on another discussion board explained to me how that would be bad idea.

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    The only issue I can see with it is if the ink takes that well into scar or if it bleeds out in scar too much. Did he explain why he thought it was a bad idea. ?

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