Tattooing freckles on your face is the latest fad that’s taking the beauty trend world by storm. If you thought that people were going to stop at inking everything from eyebrows, to eyelids to lips, well… think again!
Even though the freckled portion of people in this world feel like they’ve been, at times, discriminated against because of their freckles, now this facial feature is something that people who don’t have it are raving about.
Alana Mitchelson over at thenewdaily.com.au wrote an article on the growing demand of cosmetic tattooing of freckles in the last four months in Australia!
“Semi-permanent freckle tattoos are not new to the industry, but beauty experts say they have become increasingly popular as people, mostly young women, attempt to emulate the appearance of celebrities they admire in social media posts.”
However, not anyone gives a green light to this trend. Dermatologists are ambivalent.
Dr Natasha Cook, Darlinghurst Dermatology Skin and Laser Clinic dermatologist, considers a 10 per cent risk of thick scar-like tissue forming as a result of trauma to the tattooed skin.
“The tattoo pigment can deteriorate over time and start to bleed, which blurs in the skin, and can spread and stretch,” she said.
The ultimate freckled, card carrying person in this world and the most famous one for that matter – is actually a fictional character.
Pippi Longstocking is the main character in the eponymous series of children’s books of the same name, created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.
This little girl’s features were her red hair and freckles and she was thought to be superhumanly strong!
The literature/tv trope of a girl who is thought of as playful, mischievous, savy, energetic, fair both with humans and animals is built on this character.
The original Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
She is also fashionably asymmetric: Pippi’s long stockings never match!
And here’s the trend.