Created By: AdamRhodes on July 10, 2011 Last Edited By: AdamRhodes on July 21, 2011

Cranial Art

A character has their hair shaved in a design and/or revealing a tattoo

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Mostly seen in Biker shows or Cop Dramas, this is used mainly to show that the person in question is not to be fucked with.
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  • July 10, 2011
    Unfortunately, male pattern baldness already has common usage outside the wiki. So you'll need another name for this.

    Nonetheless, this is tropeable.
  • July 10, 2011
    How about Shaved Head Tattoo for the name?
  • July 10, 2011
    I figured the name would have to change, I just chose it because it was punny.
  • July 10, 2011
    Also confusing as heck. Took me several double takes before I realized that you weren't trying to write an article on bald men, and the laconic didn't even help much.
  • July 10, 2011
  • July 10, 2011
    Also an example: King of the Hill when Hank had to shave his head, revealing Bill's name tattoo'd on his head.
  • July 11, 2011
    Professional Wrestling: Bam Bam Bigalow had some elaborate head art.
  • July 12, 2011
    In the history of codes, cyphers, and secret messages, this has actually been used. Not often though. The idea is you shave someone's head, tattoo a message on it, and then the hair grows back. Once they arrive at the destination, they get their head shaved and someone reads it.
  • July 12, 2011
    To offer a couple more examples to fuel the fire: Genevieve in Rush Hour 3 has a secret list tattooed on the back of her head. Black Harry in Cutthroat Island has a treasure map tattooed on his head.
  • July 12, 2011
    The Romulans in the Star Trek reboot movie.
  • July 12, 2011
    ^^^In Tribesmen of Gor a message is sent to Tarl in that method using a Beautiful Slave Girl as the message-bearer.
  • July 13, 2011
    "Hey man, you have a lot of cranium accessories." -Mitch Hedburg, comdian okay he's talking about piercings but I think it could still work as a quote for the page.
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  • July 21, 2011
    Kinda inverted by the villain of The Lost Symbol, who has tattoos covering every millimeter of his body except a single spot on the top of his head, which he reserved for the eponymous Mac Guffin symbol.