Lost Your Edges? – Would You Ever Consider An Edge Tattoo?

BRUH!- I never ever say I have seen it all because I know there will always be another thing that will just blow my mind.

Before you all giggle or make judgments on this I want to be very clear that we take the loss of edges very seriously. Hair loss can be a devastating thing, whether you caused it on yourself through bad hair practices or if it has occurred from natural causes.

When you lose your hair you can get very stressed out so we understand trying everything to get your edges back, one of which might include getting your edges tattooed in. Yes, you read that right. You can actually get a tattoo of your edges if you meet the right artist.

One Los Angeles Tattoo artist, also known as Dowork West on Facebook, carved out a niche for himself in the Tat industry by tattooing edges for his clients. According to his Social media message, if you need your edges done he can tattoo them in for you.

Yes ladies this is not a drill. This guy actually has pictures of his work done on one of his clients and as you can imagine, we have questions.

  1. Has the client decided to never color her hair again?
  2. What happens when you start graying?
  3. Should we be worried about the color fading or changing?
  4. How much does this cost?

I applaud Mr. West on his innovation but with other less permanent options available to the average woman, personally I would much rather stick a wig on or try a weave before I think about a tattoo needle, but that is just me.

Check out some of the pictures Dowork shared of this client:




Let us know would you ever tattoo some edges in if you were suffering from hair loss, or is this just too much for you?

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra

Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.


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Charlene Jeffers

Doesn’t look real. If it starts to fade over time your right back to square one.

Admira Banner

This is horrible! The pictures don’t even sell it either. Stick to wigs, weaves. Even a hair transplant would be better then this. #justmythoughts

Charrisse Ling


Michelle Armstead

Looks like black shoe polish. Not good!

Asia Ashley

No. Just… no

Kharisma Brown

Ooooohhhh….they tried it!!!

Natasha Deane

stop it! lol

Sarina Purtle

That looks gross and if she would just take care of herself and not leave her weaves in for her whole life and Take them out to wash her real hair then she would probably have some edges.

Tamora Robinson

How about you just treat them to grow them back??

Sheilah Habersham


Brianna Barksdale

sorry this is a next level of desperation. Looks like someone took a sharpie to her head and didn’t get very creative

Monique Randall

I can’t….

Nadine Samuels

Hell no ! Looks worse

Marcy Williams

Every one is stating stop the the braids and weave and I am telling you it’s not just that which causes this. I know people with natural hair no form of chemical or tension on the scalp and yet they too are suffering the same problem. True the braiding dose not help this problem is a diet lifestyle or medical (alopecia )problem. Tattooing the hairline is not the answer if anything that will cause further damage

Stacie Hart


Raynisha Renee Jackson

I suffer from bald edges/patches and I tell you: these comments from other black women; Trash. Shoulda woulda coulda. That’s the only advice you can offer? Smh

Kim Daniels

I agree with you. There are plenty of reasons for thinning edges and to say what someone should have done or that they aren’t take care of themselves is just silly. Why we can’t lift each other up?!

Sandra Muswere

From bad to worse. That tattoo is UGLY

Lena Jessica Kocken

OMG. that is so fake… stop wearing wigs and your hair will grow eventually.

Nika Johnson

Lol why they play so much

Yokanda Yoko Burke

they don’t have nothing else to do lol

Nika Johnson

At least I know what to do when my edges start leaving

Yokanda Yoko Burke

nooooo…just use eyeliner to line it then fill it in like Lebron James do

Mrandmrsdixon Ross

It still look a hot mess

Kimberly Batch

It looks like a nasty rash

Coco Brown

As black women let’s inspire those with this problem. I would advise her to buy vitamin sups drink lots of water and improve your diet.

Mimi Santana-obergh

Stop glueing wave on the head

La Toya Kristina Taylor

You can lose your edges from tight ponytails, braids, or weaves because those are the most fragile parts of your hair if you style your hair that way to often.One way to prevent hair loss is to wear your hair out sometimes and use Jamaican Black Castor Oil to keep it moist cause dry hair also breaks.Good luck !

Ayo Sam Harrell


Philicia Bailey

Contrary to popular belief braids and weaves are not the only things that cause hair loss…Smh some of yall are so quick to tear others down. For some this may be their only option. Ever heard of alopecia? Cancer? Lupus? Although I do think this option should be your very last resort.


Reminds me of the fad guys had for a bit, where they were using…I don’t know what it was…Bigen, maybe? To paint beards and hairlines super black. Looks fake. At least with whatever that other stuff was, it wears off after a time; this is permanent, even though it will blur and change over time. It doesn’t look good in any of the photos, and I suspect that this tattoist, I hesitate to say tattoo artist, goes after a certain clientele, who already don’t think before they do things to their hair that took their edges away in the first place. I don’t believe his clients would be just regular people who have had unfortunate friction or tension hair loss or illness that caused it. I’ve seen plenty of people who achieve a look, and often not a very good look, by any means necessary, regardless of the consequences, and that is the group I think the tattoist is marketing to. I’m sure we have all seen one-the one whose hair has been colored blonde at home, then used some extra strong relaxer on their fine slightly coarse hair, then some green color, then red, then no hair, then when it grew back lots was missing. In 8 years of commuting I saw a lot of females like that, mostly young and doomed to live out their adulthood with no edges or little remaining hair.

Kim Daniels

I don’t particularly like it either and would not do it, but what really gets me is these comments. Why can’t we as black women state our opinion without being so negative and accusing. SMH. Let’s try to lift each other and be helpful. You don’t know their story.