Giving yourself faux freckles from scratch could be a tedious process. You need to choose the right color, be careful with the placement, and be mindful in general to make it look as natural as possible. It's easy once you get the hang of it, but what would you say if we told you that you can wake up with your frecks already on? If it's something that interests you, listen up: Just like how you can tattoo your eyebrows, you can now get faux freckles tattooed on your face, too. In fact, this semi-permanent beauty treatment might just be the next big beauty trend following the popularity of microblading.
Facts About Faux Freckle Tattoos
In a video by Refinery29, cosmetic tattoo artist Nora Grace from Fiction Cosmetic Tattooing in Los Angeles talked about what to expect when getting your own freckle tattoos. Read on to know more about it!
1. It's only semi-permanent.
According to Nora, the specialty pigments used for freckle tattoos are meant to fade overtime. It's like getting your brows microbladed!
2. Expect mild pain.
The tattoo artist describes the sensation of getting a freckle tattoo as "an annoying kind of pain," as if you're getting your blackheads popped or having an intense facial.
3. You need to take care of it like a regular tattoo.
To make sure your freckles look their best, treat it like you would a regular tattoo. Keep it clean and dry and avoid too much sun exposure. Don't forget to wear sunscreen daily, too!
4. There will be light scabbing a day or two after the procedure.
There's a slight downtime to this kind of tattoo. The girl who tried it, Cindy, shared that she experienced mild scabbing for a few days but they eventually peeled off.
5. Faux freckle tattoos can last for one to three years.
Nora explains that the longevity of your freckle tattoos largely depends on the skincare that you use, how much sun exposure you get, and the way your skin takes tattoos in general. Basically, it varies from person to person.
Need more convincing? Watch the video below to learn more about faux freckle tattoos!