Scalp Micropigmentation | Scar Tattoo | Stretchmark Tattoos AZ


Not your average tattoo artist,
Jayd Hernandez specializes in the concealment of stretch marks, scars and hair loss with permanent ink.

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Camouflage Tattoo Artist & Educator

No matter your background, skin tone, or hair type, you can come here and feel like you are being seen and represented. My promise and mission are simple: celebrate individuality and live your true essence – unapologetically.

jayd hernandez camouflage tattoo artist arizona
jayd hernandez camouflage tattoo artist arizona


A penetrative skin procedure that conceals and minimizes the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

Skin tone corrected. Radiance revealed. The stretch mark camouflage tattoo infuses flesh-toned ink inside “white” stretch marks so that they appear less noticeable to the naked eye.


Adding density and fullness to thinning areas with permanent ink by replicating tiny hair follicles.

No need for fibers or powders to conceal hair loss anymore. SMP is a non-invasive treatment that uses detailed micro-needles to deposit ink pigment into the scalp to add density or camouflage FUT/FUE transplant scars.

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Ryan Woodman
Ryan Woodman
Worked with Jayd and Eddie for multiple SMP appointments. Can't say enough of the both of them. Both were very professional and my results are amazing. Definitely recommend visiting Studio Conceal if you're looking into SMP!
Katie Hyland
Katie Hyland
Came in to get my stretch marks camouflaged and Jayd was extremely attentive and professional. She has been in touch with me to make sure I’m healing well and I can’t wait to come back for my touch-up session.
Sky Rodriguez
Sky Rodriguez
I don’t regret doing this at all! I couldn’t be happier with the results 💕 thank you so much Jayd! You are the best.
Sheryll Saballa
Sheryll Saballa
Jayd is an amazing permanent makeup artist! I am from out of town and so we had to FaceTime for my scar camouflage tattoo initial consultation. She took the time to explain the procedure and answered all my questions. She has been so accommodating with scheduling. It was difficult to schedule my touch up due to work and the Covid-19 pandemic and Jayd was so flexible to accommodate me. I’ve been at her studio for both initial tattoo and touch up. Shes very professional and makes you feel comfortable. I also want to mentioned she was extremely attentive with my skin. Having Asian skin, I tend to have hyperpigmentation which happened after the first procedure and it took me longer to heal compared to others. She checked up on me throughout my healing process and waited until I’m fully healed before we went ahead to schedule the touch up. She truly cares about her clients and she’s with you every step of the way. We compared my before and after photos and I see so much improvement with my stretch mark and skin texture. Cannot wait to see the results of the touch up!! Highly recommend anyone to her services! She’s a highly skilled professional with so much compassion and diligence. Thank you Jayd for allowing me to fall in love with my skin even more! 💕
I encourage guys to also reach out to Jayd Hernandez at Studio Conceal. I had such a great experience throughout the entire process but more importantly Jayd was able to give me the results I desired. Bye Bye stretch marks
I own a well know scalp micropigmentation company based out of Las Vegas and decided I want to learn stretch mark camouflage. I looked all over the US for a while before deciding on Jayd as she posted the cleanest work I could find. The training was amazing as she goes into every detail you will need to learn this properly. Working on a model with her applying what we learned was the best experience, nothing like hands on to solidify what you've learned, feeling how it feels to tattoo real skin. Jayd is professional, well spoken, works hard, a great teacher, and serious about her craft. She will do everything in her power to make you feel comfortable, knowing you're in good hands. THANK YOU Jayd for an amazing, fun, and educational experience!
clarisa albarran
clarisa albarran
Jayd is GREAT at what she does!!!! She is very welcoming and made this experience great for me. I traveled from Chicago to Arizona and I love the less appearace of my stretch marks. Highly recommend!
Gincy Jacob
Gincy Jacob
Jayd is THEEE most sweetest and the most professional person ever! I went to her to get my stretch marks camoflauge tattooing done and she custom blend the ink and did such a great job that I went back just to train with her. She is so thorough with training and makes everyone feel so comfortable and at ease. Thank you for changing peoples lives!!!!
Cindy Cashen
Cindy Cashen
I recently took Studio Conceal’s training course for Camouflage Tattooing. I am so happy I choose to train there! Jayd is a phenomenal trainer! She is kind, extremely patient, and understands her craft so well. I left the training with the confidence that I can make this career work for me and now I have a mentor to talk with as questions arise. If you want to be set up for success in Camouflage Tattooing, this is your place to go!
Raina Soto
Raina Soto
I did training with Jayd in November and she is amazing! I had such a great experience, Jayd is very patient, very knowledgeable and was there to help every step of the way. She still reaches out to make sure that everything is going well with my model. Highly recommend if you are looking to extend training or even looking for a career change! 🙂

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What is SMP?

Scalp Micro Pigmentation (SMP) was developed as both a cosmetic procedure for men and women suffering with all types of hair loss, and as a medical procedure to help conceal scars, burns, birthmarks, as well as the full spectrum of alopecia. During the SMP procedure, a blend of unique pigments specifically formulated for the client are deposited into the dermal layer of the skin on the scalp. These deposits create an extremely realistic illusion that replicates hair follicles. SMP is a viable alternative to traditional hair transplant surgery, hair systems, pills, and fibers.. Around the world, thousands of clients live their lives free from hair loss without lengthly maintenance routines, unwelcome side effects or signifiant ongoing financial outlay.

Does scalp micropigmentation look real?

A typical scalp hair from a Caucasian woman is about 77 micrometers in diameters (67 Um in those of Asian descent, and 120 Um in those African descent). Typically, SMP dots placed in the dermis layer are 90-140 micrometers in diameter.

While this might seem a bit larger than a real human hair, this slight difference is virtually indistinguishable from real hair follicles. Often, when viewed 1 foot away, close friends and family will not be able to tell where real hair ends and the SMP begins.

What causes hair loss?

As hair on the scalp goes through it’s normal cycle of growing and shedding, DHT makes the follicles miniaturize. That means they get thinner and shorter because the growing cycle doesn’t last as long. The growing cycle becomes so brief that new hairs can’t grow through the skin. For women, hair loss can be caused by an imbalance of thyroid hormones, pregnancy, disease and certain medications.

How long will SMP last for?

With proper care and treatment, including using high sunscreen when outside, SMP will commonly last for many years. For a healthy client with a normal immune system, we expect that the color will last with original vibrance for about 4-6 years, with gradual fading of the pigment to last up to 8 years.

Fortunately, if a touch up is needed, a fee is charged which is generally cheaper per session than the original treatment fee. It’s important to note that each individual is different so an estimated range of longevity will be provided at our consultation meeting.

Will SMP fade, smear, or turn blue as the years pass?

Any pigment applied to the dermal layer of the skin will eventually fade, but we expect SMP to last several years or more, before even minimal fading is noticed. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun often breaks apart some tattoo inks for easier absorption by the body, resulting in increased fade rates and slight smearing. As the inks are degraded, their chromophores are often altered resulting in changed color. If this occurs, we can easily offer touch up sessions, or revise the ink color by adding additives to mute, neutralize, or warm up the tone again.

Is SMP reversible? Is receiving SMP treatment painful?

Yes, SMP pigmentation can be removed with an electro-optic Q switched laser, which is used to heat and break-up the SMP pigmentation for easier absorption by phagocytes in the dermis. SMP is fairly easy to remove in most cases because the pigment is not deposited as deeply as normal tattoo ink. The electro-optic laser, however is expensive and therefore, many clinics which advertise laser removal do not actually own one.

As for pain, it depends on the individual. In some cases, clients have fallen asleep while I have completed treatment. In other cases, clients experience pain across the temples or above the ears during treatment. Most clients rate their pain on a scale of 1-10, as 3-5 during treatment.

How long will it take for my final SMP appearance to form?

A normal client depending on hair loss extent, will take two to four treatments to achieve their final appearance. Most treatments are 2-3 hours long with small breaks as needed. The first treatment often places a very light application on the scalp to assess fading and density levels. The normal reaction from many clients is to assume that the SMP is too light. However, this is a normal part of the treatment and allows me to better treat the scalp in later sessions. The second treatment is 10-14 days later, and adds the majority of the density to your new look. Treatments three or later are usually for completing the look, addressing darkness matching or to even the density across the scalp.

What will my scalp look like immediately after treatment?

The area of the scalp that has been treated will have some redness for 24 hours after treatment, though this tends to be less visible on darker skin tones. In addition, the pigmentation will be darker for up to 7 days after treatment, again, depending on your skin tone. Thereafter, the pigmentation will appear to become lighter and softer as the pigment filled scabs begin to flake away. These scabs flake away in the first 3 to 10 days. As this happens, it appears to the observer that the SMP dots are shrinking. When the healing process is complete, the final dots are often 90 to 170 Um in diameter and blend seamlessly into any natural hair. By about one month, after any treatment, the pigments will begin to “set” and thereafter, fading will be almost zero.

How do I choose a hairline? If I have hair left, can I leave it long?

If you are unsure of what style or type of hairline will work or you, I will be there to help. With an artistic eye and experience on how to fit a hairline to head shape and age, I can help recommend what’s best. Over the course of our sessions, we can tweak and adjust the hairline for the perfect, natural result.

Depending upon the pattern and extent of your current hair, some clients are able to maintain a longer length. Scalp micropigmentation can help thicken areas so that less of the scalp is seen showing through. However, if there is a strong pattern of hair loss or just not a lot of hair density left, the client is recommended to crop it shorter.

Can Studio Conceal camouflage my transplant scar?

Yes, absolutely! By replicating tiny hair follicles inside the scarring and blending the color around the scarring area, transplant and surgical scars can see massive improvement in concealment.


Other than a tummy tuck, or the literal removal of skin, there is no proven way to remove stretch marks. The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo only helps to conceal and diminish the appearance of stretch marks so that they are less perceptible to the naked eye. Think of it as having a permanent filter, taking away the white contrast of your scars.


Generally, yes! However, there are a small number of people who the treatment would not be suitable for. Your stretch marks and scars need to be at least two years old, lighter than your skin tone and completely healed. Booking a virtual consultation can help determine if you’re a candidate for this procedure and is required for all clients.


We prefer to match only your natural skin tone, and require that our clients postpone their session until their tan has faded. This ensures that we are able to custom blend an ink color that will look most natural whether you’re tanned or not.


Your camouflaged stretch marks and scars will not change color. If you tan, your skin’s overtone will darken, but your stretch marks will remain the same color as your natural skin-toned ink tattoo. Overall, your stretch marks will still be camouflaged because the “white” is no longer there. In short, there’s less of an obvious contrast. Here’s a great video explaining what happens to your stretch mark tattoos when you tan.


The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is a penetrative skin procedure so a small amount of discomfort will be experienced. Usually on a scale 1-10 (10 being most painful), the average consensus is a 6 or 7. We do not numb our clients to avoid any interference to the purity and insertion of pigment into the scar. In addition, your pain receptors will be heightened if you’re on your monthly cycle, and so we suggest you book your session/touch ups accordingly.


Congratulations on your pregnancy, but unfortunately, we are unable to treat women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We look forward to treating you once your little one is weaned and your scars have been fully healed (usually within two years).


There’s little to no downtime. Most Clients can resume work the same day, or even fly home after their session. It’s normal to experience redness and swelling immediately after the procedure for 1-3 days. For the first 3 days, you’ll be given strict instructions on how to minimize inflammation, speed up the wound healing phase, and how to “ice” the area and keep it clean. Over the next few weeks, the redness will dissipate and go through a variety of shades (from dark to light) until your skin heals. We’ll be in contact with you every step of the way.


Everyone’s skin is different. Variables include age, diet, hormones, general health, overtones, sun exposure, etc and so it’s impossible to give an exact number of days it will take you to heal. On average, it takes 45-60 days, but if you’re prone to hyper-pigmentation (you naturally scar dark), it will most likely take longer to heal. During your consultation, we can discuss and assess your skin’s estimated timeline and variables.
*Here’s a recent case study of our fastest healing client to help you speed along your recovery!


The Stretch Mark Camouflage Tattoo is a penetrative skin treatment that’s only been around for 6-7 years. According to our industry, it’ll last 5 years, or more provided that the correct after-care procedures are adhered to. You may or may not need a touch up after 5-6 years. Remember, a stretch mark is a scar and so the skin is trickier to penetrate. In addition, as we age, all tattoos transition and change on our skin because there’s less elasticity and melanin production. This can effect your stretch mark camouflage tattoo, as well.


The total cost of the procedure varies greatly per technician and is dependent on the location and severity of the stretch marks or scar requiring treatment. Studio Conceal charges anywhere between $500-$2,000/ per area. We require an initial consultation (in-person or virtual) free of charge with zero pressure, during which the final cost can be determined by a formal quote.


Yes we do! We’ve partnered with United Medical Credit to offer easy, reliable financing for all camouflage services and training. It’s really easy to apply and only takes 3 minutes to get approved. They’ll do a soft credit check to determine your options and will be in contact with you in 24 hours. Apply for financing of tattoo treatment or training here, hassle free.


While Laser Treatments do work on stretch marks by damaging the skin’s outer layer and forcing it to heal itself, they do not put color back into the skin. So almost all clients who get Laser Treatments for their stretch marks still have noticeable stretch marks. In fact, many of our clients have had many Laser Treatment procedures prior to walking into our studio. Another huge difference is the cost of that treatments. Laser Treatments could run $1,000 to $3,000 per session, and can easily end up costing the client over $10,000 overall.
*Here’s a short video going over the differences of microneedling vs. laser vs. the stretch mark camouflage tattoo