- Tattooing faux freckles is a trend in the beauty community.
- Insider producer Celia Skvaril draws on freckles every day.
- She decided to take the step out of her routine by getting faux freckles tattooed.
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Following is transcript of the video.
Celia Skvaril: Tattooing faux freckles has been trending for a few years. Most cosmetic tattoos are semi permanent. The ink is implanted in the top skin layers of the face. It creates natural-looking freckles or beauty marks. Today, I’m getting tattoo freckles, and I’m very excited. I draw on freckles every single day, so I thought might as well take that step out of my routine. I obviously do have natural freckles, but they’re not as prominent as I would want them to be, and they always get covered up with makeup. I went to artist Saki Lee at Durumi in Brooklyn, New York. I saw her work on TikTok and Instagram, and I fell in love. Getting a face tattoo is definitely scary, but she made me feel super comfortable and safe. You can choose whether you want a small, medium, or large amount of freckles. I went with medium, which is about 50 to 100 freckles. First, she drew an outline of the freckles with a marker so that I could approve them. Once I was happy with them, she got to tattooing. It didn’t hurt at all. It sort of felt like a little pricking and vibration. The tattooing took about 30 minutes. At first, the freckles were red and very noticeable. The redness went down after a few hours, and the freckles were super dark. The freckles scab up and can take about two weeks to fall off. Saki said it’s normal for some freckles to fall off completely, which means that when the scab falls off, there’s no freckle underneath, but she offers touch-ups. I’m honestly super happy with my results. I think they look super natural. I actually might go in for a few more around my nose. They can last anywhere from one to three years depending on one’s skincare routine.