Frequently Asked Questions

Is SMP the same as a regular tattoo?

There are many differences between SMP & a normal tattoo from the machines we use, pigment, needles etc… are all designed specifically for SMP. The procedure used to implant the pigment is also different and should only be performed by a highly trained SMP specialist.

Does it hurt?

Minimal pain is felt during SMP. Most say 3/10 in comparison to a traditional tattoo. However, everybody’s pain threshold is different. We advise clients to have eaten and drunk well on the day of the treatment. Further information can be found on our pre-treatment forms.

Does the treatment discolour or fade?

Over time (2-5 years) the treatment will naturally fade down, at this point a touch up is recommended. We only use carbon based black pigments so you can be sure the impressions will not turn blue in colour.

How long will it last?

Our treatment will usually last anywhere between 2-5 years before any touch up is required. The touch up is a quicker procedure in comparison to your initial treatment. Please enquire regarding prices on touch ups.

Will it look real?

SMP will give you the illusion of that 5 o’clock shadow/ buzz cut look. Through training with some of the best artist in the world rest assured that our finish is undetectable.

How long will the procedure take?

Our treatment times generally last from 2-4 hours depending on the condition of the scalp and the area that needs covering.

How long will the redness last?

Everybody’s skin type is slightly different but we usually say 24-72 hours. Please follow post treatment guidelines.

What are your hours of business?

When it comes to booking clients in we are very flexible. We understand what its like to lead a busy lifestyle…. Early mornings/ late nights we got you covered. Please enquire to find out more.