Hanover barber shop brings back hair tattoo trend

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Hanover barber shop brings back hair tattoo trend

Superheroes, sports logos and movie characters are some of the most popular design requests at Diversified Cuts, said shop employee

Diversified Cuts in Hanover is living up to its name, offering area residents something completely unique to try — hair tattoos.

A trend that never really went out of style, hair tattoos were most popular in the ’90s, said shop owner Josh Myers. But like other fashion movements, it’s coming back in vogue now, he said.

"Eventually, all trends roll back around," Myers said. "People are starting to think of hair tattoos like temporary tattoos. They grow out in two weeks, so it’s great for an event or game or something."

The technique involves trimming a design or pattern into short hair, a buzz cut for example, using an electric clipper. The tattoo can be as simple as a pattern of lines or a full sports logo, Myers said.

"It’s kind of like drawing, but using different parts of the blade, and then we clean it up with a straight razor," Myers said. "They don’t teach it in school, so it’s something you learn as you go."

Myers practiced basic designs on friends’ hair before opening the shop. His first professional hair tattoo was the Batman symbol.Since opening the new Baltimore Street location, people have come from as far as Reisterstown, Emittsburg and Taneytown to get work done by Myers or fellow barber Brendan Lawson. Together, they average 50 hair tattoos a month.Some of the most complicated requests come from kids, Lawson said, who […]

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