50 Fantastic Scalp Tattoos

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Scalp is one of the most painful places to get a tattoo, and a very tricky challenge for tattoo artists as it's a round surface.

That's why you really need to think it twice and take time to find a good artist, who have several scalp tattoos in his portfolio. Scalp tattoos are usually worn by tattoo artists and tattoo collector, with their whole body covered. So, it is probably not a good idea to go for the scalp for one of your first tattoos.

Yes, hair grows back, but remember it is not an insignificant thing. Scalp tattoos are more and more used by people to ease the loss of their hair, more often for cancer fighters. 

If your artist is skilled, you can do anything on your head, from dotwork and geometric patterns to realism. They can be really tasty and beautiful, no need to add provocation. It's a bold move. Photographer Mark Leaver has dedicated a serie to those people who are having head tattoos, to show their beauty and his respect. For inspiration or just eye candy, here are 50 scalp tattoos that will make your head spin.

Nice hear tattoo by Xed Lehead.
Nice hear tattoo by Xed Lehead.
Japanese dragon by Vincent.
Japanese dragon by Vincent.
Mandala by Vincent Hocquet.
Mandala by Vincent Hocquet.
You already know the famous tattoo of Travis Baker by Mr Cartoon.
You already know the famous tattoo of Travis Baker by Mr Cartoon.
This piece was done by Tommy Montoya during NY Ink.
This piece was done by Tommy Montoya during NY Ink.

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By master Tim Hendricks.
By master Tim Hendricks.
Thomas Hooper is a master of geometrical dotwork.
Thomas Hooper is a master of geometrical dotwork.
Here is tattoo artist Nathan Kostechko, tattooed by Hooper.
Here is tattoo artist Nathan Kostechko, tattooed by Hooper.
Hair and scalp tattoos can be realy feminine. Tattoo by Swirly Sinatra.
Hair and scalp tattoos can be realy feminine. Tattoo by Swirly Sinatra.
Japanese demon. Artist unknown, please tell us.
Japanese demon. Artist unknown, please tell us.
Mayan scalp piece.
Mayan scalp piece.
Looks nice.
Looks nice.
You can go for tribal.
You can go for tribal.
The back of the head is a good idea, if you want to hide your tattoo with your hair when you want.
The back of the head is a good idea, if you want to hide your tattoo with your hair when you want.
Blacklight tattoo in progress.
Blacklight tattoo in progress.
Discreet and feminine.
Discreet and feminine.
Close-up on a very intricate piece.
Close-up on a very intricate piece.
Mexican skull with 3d effect. Rad !
Mexican skull with 3d effect. Rad !
Nice tat by Sam Rulz.
Nice tat by Sam Rulz.
Wow, that rocks ! Impressive 3D effect by Russ Abbott !
Wow, that rocks ! Impressive 3D effect by Russ Abbott !
Neo traditonal bear by Raw tattoo.
Neo traditonal bear by Raw tattoo.
Stained glass tattoo by Mikael de Poissy. Photo by Diego Molero.
Stained glass tattoo by Mikael de Poissy. Photo by Diego Molero.
Biomechanical tattoo by Nick Baxter.
Biomechanical tattoo by Nick Baxter.
Blackwork by Nazareno Tubaro.
Blackwork by Nazareno Tubaro.
Feminine work by Mike Amanita.
Feminine work by Mike Amanita.
One of the gorgeous photos of Mark Leaver.
One of the gorgeous photos of Mark Leaver.
Another photo by Mark Leaver.
Another photo by Mark Leaver.
Nice work by Maika.
Nice work by Maika.
Feather by Love Live Tattoo.
Feather by Love Live Tattoo.
Geometrical work by Joe Munroe.
Geometrical work by Joe Munroe.
Machine by Ivano Natale.
Machine by Ivano Natale.
Christ by Holly Azzara.
Christ by Holly Azzara.
Tattoo artist Hi-Tone.
Tattoo artist Hi-Tone.
The work of Guy le Tatooer is always amazing.
The work of Guy le Tatooer is always amazing.
Also by Guy le Tatooer.
Also by Guy le Tatooer.
Lou Eyrich is the costume designer of TV show Glee.
Lou Eyrich is the costume designer of TV show Glee.
Great work of Dillon Forte.
Great work of Dillon Forte.
Also by Dillon Forte.
Also by Dillon Forte.
Rad piece by Denis Sivak !
Rad piece by Denis Sivak !
Really great piece by Dask of Sake Tattoo.
Really great piece by Dask of Sake Tattoo.
Spooky tat by Cory Norris.
Spooky tat by Cory Norris.
Mandala by Cory Ferguson.
Mandala by Cory Ferguson.
Amazing illusion by Cory Ferguson too.
Amazing illusion by Cory Ferguson too.
Black and grey by Chuey Quintanar.
Black and grey by Chuey Quintanar.
Love the work of Chaim Machlev of Dotstoline.
Love the work of Chaim Machlev of Dotstoline.
Old school greatness by Carnivale Tattoo.
Old school greatness by Carnivale Tattoo.
Trash Polka by Buena Vista Tattoo Club.
Trash Polka by Buena Vista Tattoo Club.
Rad piece by Apocaript.
Rad piece by Apocaript.
Epic tattoo by Annie Frenzel.
Epic tattoo by Annie Frenzel.

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