It’s a truth universally acknowledged that while those with freckles will go through periods of hating their speckled skin, people without freckles will always think they’re the best thing ever.
But once a trend appears, it has to move forwards. Otherwise it dies, like a shark. We think.
And so freckle tattoos are still around, and are still a thing, but the next big thing is paying special attention to the location of the freckles you get inked on your face.
No more random smattering of speckles across the bridge of your nose. Astrofrecks are a new style of freckle tattoo that translates your astrological sign on to your face.
Astrofrecks are the creation of tattooist Jessica Knapik, who suggests the technique as a way to subtly honour a loved one or relative – or just express your love for your star sign.
Don’t worry – we’re not talking about a massive doodle of a fish for a Pisces.
Jessica hides the astrological sign within the freckle design, creating a natural freckled look.
And as the cosmetic tattoo fades over time, it’s not as permanent as you might expect. They’ll fade to a more natural freckle appearance, and if you hate them you can just skip the top-ups and let them fade away entirely.
‘Make sure you go to a cosmetic tattoo artist,’ Jessica advised Bustle. ‘We use different machines, different ink, and different needles. Please don’t let someone put giant doll freckles on you with a standard tattoo machine.’
Jessica’s only created one Astrofrecks look so far, but we reckon it’ll become a fully-fledged trend pretty soon.
People love freckles. We love horoscopes. It makes sense.