Getting Scalped

I would think that the annoyance factor of this piercing would be very high — hair getting wrapped around it and oily buildup requiring more cleaning than most perhaps… But I always get a kick out of people who are driven for whatever reason to get a piercing in an oddball location. This “scalp piercing” was done by Damien Caskey at Monsterz Ink in Sylmar, California.


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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

37 thoughts on “Getting Scalped

  1. Hmmm. I think it looks pretty cool actually, not that I would have the patience for it myself.

  2. well…that’s definetly the first time i’ve seen that…i hope we get to see a follow-up on it…I’m really curious to see how it heals. very interesting

  3. He did the first one like 3 years ago in Appleton.. there’s an experience about it somewhere.. plus I remember seeing it in his physical portfolio ages ago.. *shrugs*

  4. i can just think eww, with the hair washing and the combing and the hair getting caught on the jewelry, but thats just me ><

  5. Strangely enough, this squicks me out far more than most things I see on modblog. Go figure.

  6. After reviewing the experience on this one, I wondered when I’d see a picture of it here :) Ever since reading that experience, I’ve been dubbing on getting one myself or not, too. I think it’s a great piercing, n absolutely love the wtf-factor/uniqueness of it…nevermind the annoyance. Hope hers continues to heal well :)

  7. Ouchy! This Wudda Been Hoorah Sore,And Itd Get All Tangled To Death,But Then Again Its A Well Hidden Piece That The Owner Can Enjoy With Out It Being A Big Deal!

  8. that’s me! and washing and coming and whatnot is really not that big of a deal. it is healing really well and is incredibly comfortable. i love it<333.

  9. It’s not fun when I flip my hair only to realize a knot is caught on one of my surface piercings. I can only imagine running your fingers through your hair and having it get caught on this! yeep!

  10. I’d go insane with that piercing. Unfortunately I dont think it will heal and if its left in I think it will reject. Too much pressure on the scalp!

  11. This is my handy work. I did one about four years ago now and we had no problem with healing or migration. She finally took it out after a year and a half. The only downfall was where the jewelry sat the hair follicles died and there was a small bald spot. Thank you for the sleeve comments.

  12. wow and ow.
    your hairdresser is gonna hate you, mine hates me just for my industrial.

    I want to know is how did she come up with the idea?

  13. I kinda like it. I’d never be able to handle having it, but it’s interesting. Maybe they don’t go to a hairdresser or dye their hair, use hairspray etc? I know I don’t, but since I have dreadlocks I’d imagine I’d lose it in the hair. More pics of this as it’s healing more would be awesome.

  14. i do go to a hairdresser and use hairspray, etc etc. truthfully, it is much easier to manage than it looks. i’ve never gotten my hair tangled in it or hit it with a hair brush or anything even close to that. it sits in a very good spot. my hairdresser hates shampooing me, but after that its easy as pie. i haven’t dyed my hair since the piercing mostly because i haven’t needed to, but i also think i should give it more time.
    it is healing marvelously. i haven’t had a single issue.

  15. i can see this if the person was bald. but i feel that this is careless. not a ideal environment to heal a piercing. Im down for tryin new things but this is careless on the piercers part..

  16. Zuni ~ I could see it being careless if I was attempting it on people that were regular customers. Truth be told both scalp piercings I’ve done have been on people I trust to give it the full care and patients that I believe it needs, and I see both people on a daily basis to moniter the healing process. So you are definitely entitled to your opinion, but I assure you it is under the strictest care and observation. Definitely not something I would send somebody who just walked in out the door with.

  17. that really does just seem nasty. i agree with zuni that maybe if you were bald it would make sense… but with hair it just seems so dirty.

  18. Owww… shampoo in a fresh piercing doesn’t sound like fun… not to mention getting your hair cut and combing it and stuff will be a bitch… it looks awesome but it’d be waaaay too annoying.

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