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You can now get “freckle tattoos” in the shape of your astrological sign

Hello Giggles logo Hello Giggles 2017-11-10 Karen Belz
a close up of a woman with her mouth open: You can now get “freckle tattoos” in the shape of your astrological sign © magickbrows / https://www.instagram.com/p/BbK5c5WD3gK/ 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.

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