A face without freckles is like a sky without stars!
From just a few beauty spots to a full face freckles, they will certainly add character! We’ve all been envy over those cute freckled nose girls/boys. Now finally, you can have them too! And those who wait for every summer to expose themselves to hours of harming sunlight in order to achieve those freckles, it isn’t necessary anymore, and the best thing is – you can have them all year round.
Freckle tattoos work just like any other semi-permanent makeup procedure, whereby pigment is deposited below the skin. They can last anywhere from 6 months to 3 years and with most people needing yearly touch ups.
Immediately after the procedure the freckles appear darker and raised with some local redness. When it is healed they will soften in colour by about 20%, and also the edges will blur, leaving very real looking freckles.
Faux freckle are placed mainly on the nose and upper cheeks, that is where the sun tends to hit the face the most. This allows the tattooed freckles to look more natural. And the most important is to place them as sporadically and asymmetrically as possible, otherwise they will look fake. The most random and imperfect they are more natural they look!
Bring a reference photo of your favourite pattern on the appointment, that will definitely help to identifying your wishes. You can also play around with a brown eyeliner pencil, that will help you to discover what your preferences are. You can even try the look on for a few days by using henna dye, which will last only a few weeks.
Keep your face dry for 24 hours. After that, make sure that you’re using a very mild soap and moisturizing with a non-scented moisturizer, anything with fragrance may irritate the skin.
Another tip is to not exfoliate the area too much. You want to let all those little freckle flakes fall off on their own terms. If you’re wanting a softer, more subtle look you can gently exfoliate the area at around seven to ten days post-tattoo.
It’s necessary to note that chemical peels, Glycolic acid, AHA, and any other exfoliating processes can actually speed up how fast the tattoos will fade.
Just like the other semi-permanent makeup procedures, tattooed freckles require regular upkeep due to the fading nature of the pigment.
To get the best result, I recommend that clients do freckles over two appointments, putting six weeks between those two appointments. After that I recommend doing a touch-up yearly to maintain.
Touch-up frequency depends on how quickly your skin metabolizes the ink. If you’re anemic, keep in mind you’ll require more regular touch-ups as iron-based pigments are absorbed by skin faster when you’re iron-deficient.
We all know the effect a strategically positioned beauty spot can have on accentuating the face. The most astonishing beauty icons are known to have strategically placed beauty spots on their faces or bodies for a seductive effect for years: think of historical figures like Marie Antoinette or more recent ones like Madonna. Others were lucky enough to be born with them: Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Eva Mendes, Kate Upton, Angelina Jolie to name just a few.
Not all of us are lucky enough to have one in the right place but thankfully we now have Permanent Cosmetics to give us what we want. The most popular places for a beauty spot placement are just above the lip, high on the cheekbone, on the décolletage, or cheekily on the shoulder or bosom.
It is important to experiment with a pencilled in beauty spot first, to make sure you feel happy wearing it in that location, only then move on to having one permanently applied using Permanent Makeup. Only you will know that little secret of how it got there.
Getting your freckles tattooed on can take anywhere from one to two hours, depending on how many freckles you’re getting done, and how many pigments are being used to create your perfect freckle shade.
The actual tattoo process tends to involve the artist sketching out the design, getting the client’s approval, and then doing a number of passes over the freckles with a rotary machine or manual pen. After the first layer is finished, numbing gel can be applied before going back for a second layer.
Skin Needling, also known as MCA (Multitrepannic Collagen Actuation), is a technique used by Permanent Cosmetics Artists to bring new life into damage skin as a result of the healing process. Using a digital tattoo machine is a very quick, precise and safe way of making this happen. The benefits are achieved in wrinkle and stretch mark fillings, scar remodelling and skin re-pigmentation. The treatment can be used also to reduce acne scarring, surgical scarring, burn contractures and trauma scarring. Benefits of those treatments are widely recognised by the medical industry.