You can now get “freckle tattoos” in the shape of your astrological sign
Thinking about your next tattoo? Maybe you should learn a little bit about AstroFrecks. AstroFrecks are a tattoo trend for astrology lovers, and while they might seem a bit extreme, keep in mind that they’re only semi-permanent.
Created by Jessica Knapik, a cosmetic tattoo artist of the Michigan-based shop Depot Town Tattoo, the art focuses around freckles. Knapik makes a point in hiding star designs in what look to be natural freckles, meaning that they’re a creative way to pay tribute to natural beauty.
Freckles are currently “in” — but honestly, they’ve always been special. Natural freckles are spots that appear due to sun exposure. According to Healthline, they start appearing due to an overproduction of melanin. While a lot of people have them due to their own environment (as well as genetics) others wish theirs were a little more prominent. Which is why practices like AstroFrecks are making the news. Knapik uses a technique that has the freckles fade a bit over time, which adds to their natural appearance.
With AstroFrecks, those who get them done can honor a family member, or even themselves. While they’re similar to tattoos that represent a birthday, they’re often seen as a tribute that isn’t quite so obvious.
Here’s just a few examples of Knapik’s typical freckle-work.
And here’s how she maps out the AstroFrecks.
Pretty cool, right?
According to an interview that Knapik did with Bustle, AstroFrecks are still pretty new — in fact, she’s only worked on one client so far, but it’s made people talk.
"I'm one of those people who can't just do things the easy way," she said to the site. "I have to put my own spin on it. Yes, this does create a little more work and planning on my end, but it's totally worth it to do something unique and special for my client."
We think these semi-permanent tattoos will totally take off, and think that Knapik may have started the next big trend.