Blame It On the Tattoo

Jamie Foxx is one of the most talented entertainers in Hollywood, rising to stardom with his Academy Award winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film, Ray. Along with his impressive acting abilities, he is also quite talented musically. All the way back in 2009, he had one of the biggest hits of the year with his single, “Blame It” featuring T-Pain. With all his achievements and accolades there is one thing the star has been struggling with however, his hairline.

Jamie Foxx Scalp Tattoo

Jamie Foxx’s tattoo on the back of his scalp

Hairline recession for the star has been a frequent topic throughout his career. His recession was even noticeable going back to his days in the early 90’s on the sketch comedy show, In Living Color. Then in 2006, he sported an abnormally low hairline, causing many to question if he had a hair transplant procedure. About a year later, he shaved his head, showing off a new tribal-like tattoo on the back of his scalp. This only furthered speculation of a hair transplant because this is usually where the scar from the procedure typically resides. In a possible attempt to dispel any rumors, he mentioned on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, that he had the tattoo done in celebration of his 40th birthday.

The odd thing about Foxx’s alleged hair transplant procedure is that African American men typically opt for the FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) method as oppose to the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) or ‘strip’ method. This is mainly attributed to the fact that the FUT method leaves a linear scar on the back of the scalp, and having a closely cut hairstyle can make the appearance of even a minimal scar more prevalent. The FUE method leaves a scar (actually scars) as well, but they are much easier to camouflage, even with a shorter hairstyle.

Whatever the case may be, Foxx is a prime example that no matter how talented or successful someone is, celebrities still experience some of the same problems we do.

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