Michigan Woman Starts New Trend: Astrofrecks
A tattoo artist in Ypsilanti is tattooing star signs in her clients’ freckles. Jessica Knapik is taking the whole freckle trend to a whole new level by inking constellations on the face, which she calls Astrofrecks.
Astrofrecks are constellations that occur on your face by lining up all the freckles. Knapik got her idea kick started recently at her Depot Town Tattoo salon in Ypsi.
Don’t worry. The face art is not permanent and is designed to look exactly like natural freckles. So even people who have second thoughts about their decision to get inked on the face just have to wait for things to fade.
But what about all the constellations I had when I was a teenager when I lined up all my zits? Somebody needs to get on that train.
"Cosmetic tattoo artists are trained a little more in aesthetics — beauty, face shapes, brow shapes. Cosmetic tattooing is also semi-permanent, so this won't last forever," Knapik recently told the Bustle website. "It's perfect for freckles, because the older ones will be more faint and the newer ones will be darker, exactly like real freckles. And if you're sick of it, you just stop getting touch-ups and go back to how your face was before."
I called it a trend, and it isn't really, because so far Knapnik has only done one person, but if they all turn out like this, maybe she'll have some more clients. You can check her work out on Instagram.