Dyeing lacrosse heads is one of those individualized types of art uniquely related to a sport, similar to the art associated with skateboarding.
It provides lacrosse players the opportunity to be expressive and unique on and off the field. The art form has come a long way since it was introduced in the early 1980s with companies such as Ulman Lacrosse in Baltimore. You could chose a lip color and the throat color and have your local college or high school team dyed in a traditional Arial font, using local craft store stock stickers and Rit Dye.
Dyeing heads was not feasible until the progression of the plastic or synthetic lacrosse stick made by STX.