It would seem as though people are running out of places to tattoo themselves. Tattooing is now showing up in the dental world.
We’ve seen the body tattoos, and we’ve heard of grillz for your mouth, now dental trend a combining the two tattooing teeth with some call it a ‘tatooth.’
"You know it’s a conversation piece," said Scott Atkin.
Scott Atkin, the President and CEO of Creative Dental Laboratory in Scottsdale, says his lab has been tattooing teeth for years.
"You start talking then, "oh you have a beautiful smile", oh yeah, well you want to see this," said Atkin.
Using a high heat color, ceramic, technicians draw the image or tattoo the tooth by hand. "It’s miniature artwork; we do all the artwork under microscopes with the heads of needles," he said.
Tattoos can only be put on crowns or bridges, not real teeth."They will fire in the oven like this which bonds the ceramic to whatever surface we’re applying it to," said Atkin.Atkin says his lab has tattooed everything from a cardinal to a smiley face onto teeth."The smiley face right smack dab in the middle of their front tooth," he said.Atkin says teeth tattoos can range from an extra 100 dollars for a smiley face to 1,000 dollars for a dragon design. Prices go higher depending on the complexity of the design that can span multiple teeth."Like in the posterior region here from the molar we’ve done a wagon train with horses, we’ve done an elephant grabbing another elephants tail, we’ve […]