Head tattoos are a unique statement. The head is not as common as other parts of the body to get tattooed. Men often will shave their heads to make their scalp tattoos more visible. The scalp is particularly painful so this is not a good choice for a first tattoo. Small tattoos covering just part of the head or above the ear, or starting at the back of the neck may turn into a full scalp tattoo if you really love it! Head tattoos are more common among men, but women have been known to also make this bold statement.