What is Scalp Micropigmentation?

Scalp Micropigmentation (aka S.M.P., and sometimes referred to as a “hair tattoo”) is a proven hair loss replication procedure that was created to mimic the look of shaved hair stubble by injecting thousands of microdots. It is performed using specialized equipment, pigment, and needles. A highly skilled SMP technician will design a natural-looking hairline and then bring it to life using learned techniques. The technician can also provide full density to other areas of the scalp and blend the sides and back to eliminate the appearance of a defined Norwood pattern.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Max. file size: 512 MB.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Shaved Look
This is undoubtedly Ahead Ink’s most popular procedure and the one Head Technician Erik Cavagnuolo has become known for. The shaved head look became popular in the late 1990s thanks to famous Hollywood actors and professional athletes who were looking for an alternative hair loss solution to hair transplants, combovers, pharmaceutical treatments like Finasteride (Propecia) and Minoxidil (Romaine), hair systems, and cosmetic coverup products such as Toppik Hair Building Fibers. Clients who opt for this procedure are thrilled to see themselves with the hairline they may have lost years ago. The restored hair line will take years off, and really helps to frame your face. The Shaved Look procedure can also eliminate the dreaded horseshoe pattern that becomes obvious in the crown area of your scalp.
Scar Camouflage
We all make mistakes. Unfortunately when it comes to getting a hair transplant, it’s in the form of permanent scarring. (The two current forms of follicle extraction, strip and F.U.E. (follicular unit extraction), both cause visible scarring.) Many of Ahead Ink’s clients who opt for this procedure do so after realizing their transplant didn’t or could not provide enough density or an aesthetic hairline. Ahead Ink can not only provide full density and a proper hairline, but also cover both types of scars.
Jeremy K
Jeremy K
2022-04-19
Had a great experience, definitely would recommend to others
Lorenzo Martinez
Lorenzo Martinez
2022-04-08
Was skeptical on getting the procedure done. Erik was super informative and transparent on the process. Super happy with the results and wish I had done it sooner. Recommend Erik 100 percent. Great person who does great work.
Benny Hoxha
Benny Hoxha
2022-04-07
Thank you so much Erik , the best experience , you did an amazing job, I will recommend to anyone who is looking to do it , truly wish I can give you 10 ⭐️ Thank you Thank you
samski 66
samski 66
2022-02-16
Thank you Erik for the wonderful job you did for me! This was an A+ experience from the consultation to the actual procedure. I would tell anyone thinking about doing this to jump in and get it done without hesitation at Ahead Ink. It feels liberating to no longer worry about appearing bald. It looks so real and natural!
Ray gage
Ray gage
2022-02-08
Best work in the world. If you want to do smp this is the only place you should go. Amazing!!
Eddie G
Eddie G
2022-02-03
Erik is a knowledgeable person when it comes to SMP. Office has free parking, nice and clean office. Don’t hesitate and go get it done, the transformation is worth it.
debbie ton
debbie ton
2021-12-03
“5 star” isn’t enough for Ahead and Erik. Erik is Caring, skilled, and professional; and the Ahead office is Clean, conveniently located, and comfortable. This has been a blessing! I am so grateful!
Good King Entertainment Inc
Good King Entertainment Inc
2021-10-17
During my search for the right person to do my SMP, I found that many places were overpriced, under-informed and just in a rush to get my money without addressing my questions or concerns. I found Erik on YouTube and he struck me as being a person who truly understands the craft that is SMP. I called him and found a true gentleman who was knowledgeable, patient and understanding. I decided to go through with the procedure, and I must say I’m thoroughly pleased. During the 3 sessions I got to know Erik the human being. He is a true professional who is obsessed with details, order and cleanliness all while being extremely pleasant. Erik is a true professional and a man of great integrity. All at a great price! Most importantly the results of his work are amazing. I love my new look. Go with Erik, you can’t go wrong.
Big Homie
Big Homie
2021-10-10
Sorry for the late review, but Erik is a true gentleman & is an expertly skilled SMP artist. His quality of work far exceeded what I was charged & it looks so realistic that even my family didn’t know the difference. Thanks, Erik & God bless! 🙏🏽
Louis Finamore
Louis Finamore
2021-08-31
Eric is very professional and does incredible work. Very glad I chose ahead ink.