You know what they've always said: Pain is beauty. People are willing to go to great lengths to look fabulous. But this new trend takes it to new extremes. We're not talking about roughing it in some painful heels. It's much worse.
Yeah, so this is really something people are really doing: getting freckles tattooed on their face, in the same vein of cosmetic tattooing as eyebrow tattoos. Eyebrow tattoos seemed to really catch on, so this could genuinely sweep the country. Get used to the thought: the freckles you're seeing on that stylish girl in front of you might be an expensive facade!
Yikes -- this sounds painful. Take a look for yourself, you made not even be able to tell these freckles were tattoo'd on by an artist:
The tattooed freckles usually look very cute, which is good, because they're semi-permanent—meaning they can last three years (some of the tattoos are, in fact, completely permanent, BuzzFeed warns).
Warning, however, if you're thinking of getting tattooed freckles—when they're first applied, they're extremely dark, which can look weird until the ink fades.
Many people are really skeptical about the trend, of course, and I totally include myself in that group.
I remember when I was made fun of for my freckles and now it's a ducking trend to put fake ones on your face and now tattoo them on! Wtf— Ely (@ely_freeelf) June 14, 2017
It's now "in" to tattoo freckles on your face and I'm honestly offended coming from me who's been covered with them forever— Em (@Emily_Vail) June 14, 2017
Remember when girls found freckles disgusting? Now we live in a day and age where girls TATTOO freckles on!— Joey Harrison (@joeyh1984) June 14, 2017
Like many of these people, I've had freckles all my life, and I haven't always enjoyed them. But then I remembered that as I've gotten older, my freckles have faded a lot, to the point where they're not even noticeable if it isn't summer. I do genuinely wish they were darker again!
Enough to get them tattooed back on? Well, maybe not.
I might not have consistent freckles, but at least no one is poking my face with a needle. Sounds way too painful to even consider. Would you try it out?