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  1. Ah man, articles like this drive me crazy. All the fear spreading yet not a SHRED of evidence that tattoos cause cancer. From my own research I have read: a very small percentage of tattoo inks have harmful stuff (cheap overseas inks that no credible company would use) Black is the ‘safest ink’ as it’s usually just carbon, water, and alcohol – all the super bright wacky inks may contain some funny stuff Just because something ‘can cause cancer’ doesn’t mean that it will Tattoos have been around for hundreds of years – both badly done tattoos and pro tattoos, still no mass cancer outbreaks! many tattooist use ‘talen drawing ink’ or ‘indian ink’ for black tattoos which says on the bottle DO NOT USE FOR TATTOOING on it – yet thousands of people have been using it for tattooing for years HIS inks fade over time – so I doubt they are using as powerful inks as regular tattoos All that being said, it really does bother me that I don’t know exactly what’s in my head! And what I will continue to keep putting into my scalp for years should I decide to touch it up again in the future. Question for Ed: do you think HIS will ever share what inks that they use? So many others share what ink they use – I even see there is a popular brand made just for SMP that many clinics use these days. I would feel so much better if I knew exactly what was in it. This is the main reason I’m on the fence about getting future touch ups,/letting it fade a little and then layering it off. I know I’m a worrier, 100%! But every time an article like this pops up it does play on the mind a little as it points out that I just don’t know what’s in the ingredients.
  2. Yup I hear you! The balding/shaved head dig/comment is most women's #1 'S### test'. You need to own it and just take it as a compliment – if she's busting your balls, she might be interested in getting to know you wink wink.
  3. Any full removal pics?

    I've tried a few razors but I felt wet shave looks the best and keeps it low until the morning. Like I said, the hair I have left is very thick and grows fast! Different strokes for different folks haha.
  4. I have fun with this one: "I have loads of grey hairs" "I'm a Buddhist" "I go to the gym a lot and it's just easier this way..." "I love Vin Diesel movies" "I lost a bet" "It makes me more aerodynamic" "Because I'm bald and I had a tattoo to replicate real hair" "Why do you ask? Don't you like it?" Some people ask you this because they already know you've had something done, well I've 2 people ask me that in 7 years. And those 2 people would have only said something else to try and annoy me if I had a full head of long hair! I think, for me, you'll feel much better with HIS when you accept that you might get called out at any minute – and so what if you do! I think I've only had 2 people ask me that because I went with a high hairline. (I'm aware this might sound like strange advice from someone who has been asking in the forum about tattoo removal photos!)
  5. Any full removal pics?

    Considering it in a few years' time, to save me having to wet shave each day. I'm comfortable being bald these days. No complaints about HIS whatsoever, it's served me well :-) Just want to see some pics of laser removal to see if it leaves no trace of it all.
  6. Any full removal pics?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any pics/knows of anywhere to find pics of full laser removal? I know that tattoo removal rarely works 100% but I've heard great things about SMP removal because it's not as deep into the skin as SMP. I'd love to see some full removal pics to see how the scalp takes to it.
  7. Is this laser legit?

    Yeah... what's with that?! The name change makes sense but the picture used is of his "before" photo – not of it being removed. That's misleading.
  8. Is this laser legit?

    I was Googling laser removal to see what kind of laser services out there, and I found a place claiming to be partners of HIS > Is this legit? I know SMP is a super competitive field and some companies play dirty tricks to get customers!
  9. Laser Removal Question

    Are there any pictures of laser removal, either full head or hairline? I've watched the videos on YouTube but there isn't a close look. It's just I keep reading from HIS and other providers that it's easy to remove, it's just that I haven't seen any. I know the obvious reason for this is because SM looks great so you wouldn't want to remove it haha. But still, I'd love to see some pics as I have thought about possibly getting my mine removed in a few years time – as the hair i have left is super thick, I need to wet shave every day and can't get away with much fading.
  10. What can you say about the inks used?

    My concern was what's in the inks – what tests have been done to know that they aren't carcinogenic. I know there's always a risk of an immediate bad reaction – I was thinking more of the long-term effects/safety. I know I know... I'm a worrier. But still, I think it's a fair question to ask :-)
  11. Hello, I've had my His SMP for about 6 years now. My first session was 2 sessions and one touch up My second session was a few years later (it's healing as I write this), which was 2 sessions. I left it a long time as I wanted to let it fade out but I changed my mind. This week, I made the decision to tell people that I've had it done and people were impressed. But some people really asked a lot of questions about the inks/safety of it and it got me a little worried! Of course, I understand that you can't tell us everything you do as competitors will copy - but can you assure me it's completely safe? The main question was how come they remain black for so long, even under intense UV light? Have any professional bodies approved/inspected the inks you used? How do you know they are completely safe and non-carcinogenic? It saws on the FAQS that the inks are different to tattoo and permenent makeup inks, so what research has been done on them? I've read the FAQs but I still feel more needs to be said. It just seems strange that their are quite a few companies doing this now and we still don't know exactly what we are putting into our bodies. Thanks
  12. Hi all, I haven't signed in to this forum for ages! I got my first treatment about 5/6 years ago and I've been very happy with it. I did go through an odd period a few years ago where I was seriously considering getting it removed so I could go a few days without shaving + removing the fear of being "found out". But, that soon passed and now I'm very happy with my SMP again. I don't really care if anyone calls me out on it; I like it and that's all that matters. Anyhoo, I'm in need of a touch-up. It's been a while and I have lost lots more hair since my last session + there has been a bit of fading. I have a Skype consultation next week and I'm looking forward to getting back on the HIS train. That being said, I am – and always was – slightly concerned about 'touch ups' as I fear my head getting overly crowded leading to the "helmet look". I have seen some bold hair tattoos in my hometown (Brighton), where I can tell from across the street that it isn't real. I understand some people want the exaggerated look, but for me, I like a high/natural-ish looking hairline with good density. So does anyone have any good links to photos or videos for someone getting a touch up a good few years after their initial treatment? (For the record, I believe I have 2 accounts with His)
  13. haha I see your point, I like the leg analogy, I'll get another session, I have lost a lot of hair since I got it done!
  14. Thanks guys, yeah I love the way it looks I just feel in a few years from now I may just get it removed just to not worry about touch ups/fading/sun being "found out". That is good to know it is only 2 sessions. I think I will get another session soon! I was only receding when I got it done and now I completely bald! so above the temples some lightings don't do me any favours. I'll get another session when I can! And not to worry Damien, thanks I meant I locked myself out my hotmail account last time so I just used my other email address. Thanks
  15. Hi all, I think it has been 3/4 years since I got my MHT now, very happy and have been since day 1. I went for a very high hairline which I am happy I did. Only once has anyone ever asked me if it was real, which I replied "not really" with an apathetic response lol. A bald guy I worked with used to constantly stare at it. Other then that nothing has ever come close to bothering me about what other people think about it. I'm a very different person to who I was 4 years ago, I used to check this forum daily before getting it done, I could not believe how good it looked and was super skeptical after trying all the other money grabbing trash and poison out there. However last year I met up with Damien, who I hear has moved on. We both agreed I needed a touch up session but I never got around to booking it. I think I may get the touch up later this year but I think I won't bother after that. I'm very comfortable in my own skin these days and I don't feel there is anything that anyone could really say about my head that would upset me like It did a few years ago. I was a stick skinny 19 year old when my hair loss started, around 23/24 when I had HIS done and I've gradually relaxed a little and had some ups and downs since turning 27 and realised there is more to worry about then my hair not looking perfect. This is not a criticism at all. I remember how horrible it was losing my hair, it took over my life and I was miserable for 2 years. I am so grateful for the work done by HIS, everyone has been great. I saw Ian Watson himself twice before getting it done and was not pushed or rushed at all. The only that bothers me is I'm always super paranoid about going out in the sun, even though I apply sun tan lotion when my head starts boiling I get super paranoid and find it hard to relax. So I have been thinking in probably in 2/3 years I will get it removed. I may not do this! I have been off work for a few days, maybe I am overthinking this lol. I don't fancy posting a picture as to be honest, I can't be bothered to blur my face out and I don't want any comments saying it looks faded or anything, In my eyes it is very minor and only an eagle eyed HIS guy would notice it. Damien.... Would I be covered over the HIS guarantee as I had it done 3/4 years ago? if not how much would it be to get it removed? I know there was a guy who had it removed years ago, nedworthy? i think that was it, have any others had it removed? if so any photos? p.s I have 2 accounts with HIS as I got locked out my email once so I made another one, I think my other name was just "will" All the best.