You’ve heard the expression “beauty is pain” before. Well now, apparently, so are freckles!
That’s right, people are lining up at their neighborhood tattoo shops to take needles to the face in order to get inked with freckles. And honestly, the Internet doesn’t know how to feel about it.
Whether people want to enhance their natural beauty marks, fill in their totally bare face, or go crazy and get rainbow freckles, tattoo artists everywhere are taking advantage of this painful-looking trend.
While people on Instagram are eager to show off their new facial features, the Twitter-verse has expressed complete and utter confusion over it.
Why in the hell is fake freckle makeup and freckle face tattoos a thing? pic.twitter.com/59NaGYahRN
— Candace Mabry (@candacemabry) June 2, 2017
My least fave thing about summer are my freckles. And now the trend is getting freckle tattoos on your face? What is happening? Seriously.
— Bekah Jo Bryant (@bekahjo_48) June 15, 2017
I honestly feel like freckle tattoos just look like blackheads
— spooky kase 🎃👻 (@KaseyZmijewski) June 2, 2017
Though the tats seem super intense when they’re first inked on, after a few weeks of healing, the pigment actually fades in with the skin quite nicely.
Here’s a comparison of the freckles immediately after the procedure versus a few months later:
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From @btweddle "Here are some frecks I posted recently, shown healed and then after a touch-up session where we added tons more!" #commercialdrive #eastvan #vancity #vancouver #vancouverbc #yvr #vancouverstyle #vancityfashion #vancouverart #vancouverfashion #burnaby #whistler #surrey #westvancouver #northvancouver #vancouvertattoo #tattoovancouver #vancouverbc #vancouvercanada #vancouverlife #vancitylife
Though makeup artists have been using products like eyeliner or lip liner to create freckled looks, it seems some people want a more permanent solution!
Here’s a video of some women trying out the trend:
What do you think?