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What You Should Know About Freckle Tattoos

Semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo that gives the appearance of freckles or beauty marks on the nose, cheeks, shoulders, collarbone, and other regions. Each client's colors and arrangement are completely unique.

The Benefits of Freckle Tattoos

A young, sun-kissed appearance without the sun damage

Sweatproof and Waterproof (beneficial for those with active lifestyles or oily skin that cause makeup to smudge and wear off quickly)

Convenience – enhance your everyday routine and save time.

Removes the challenges of applying cosmetics (if you have bad vision or unsteady hands)

If you're allergic to cosmetics, this could be an alternative.

Questions That Are Regularly Asked

What should I expect during the therapy?

An in-depth consultation where expectations and desires are discussed and a removable outline is drawn before the procedure. The procedure is generally performed the same day of the consultation, so long as there are no contraindications. We allow enough time to complete paperwork, take before/after photos, apply topical numbing, the procedure and a review of aftercare.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Do not consume alcohol, caffeine or blood thinners (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, other NSAID medication, fish oil, Niacin, Vitamin E) 48 hours before your procedure, to avoid excess bleeding, which directly affects color retention.

Avoid sun/tanning bed exposure for 30 days BEFORE and AFTER your procedure. As your skin exfoliates from a sunburn, it will take the tattoo pigment with it. If you show up for your appointment with a new tan or a sunburn, you will need to reschedule and will forfeit your deposit.

It is recommended to plan any vacations a minimum of 14 days after the procedure.

Vaccines/Immunizations - please ensure your cosmetic tattoo appointment is scheduled a minimum of 14 days either BEFORE or AFTER to avoid any potential immune reactions.

What should I do following the procedure?

Aftercare entails not touching the area (picking, itching, pulling) as it heals and may scab/flake for the first 7-10 days. Excessive sun exposure, water, perspiration (working out), skin care products, cosmetics, and exfoliation to the area are all crucial to avoid disrupting pigment and healing. On the day of the session, you will be given detailed aftercare instructions as well as an aftercare kit including specialist healing ointment to ensure the health and longevity of your new freckles.

Is it painful?

The level of discomfort varies according to each person's pain threshold and sensitivity. A topical anesthetic (4-5 percent Lidocaine and/or Tetracaine) will be used before and throughout your treatment to ensure your comfort. Please keep in mind that if you are in the middle of your menstrual cycle, you may be more sensitive to discomfort. Sleep, stress, and caffeine can all influence pain sensitivity.

How long do the effects last?

Semi-permanent pigments will naturally fade over time. Sun exposure, skin type, overall health, and immediate and long-term aftercare are all factors that influence the life of the implanted pigment. The results often last 1-2 years or longer before requiring a touch-up to renew the color and pattern. Those who smoke frequently or have iron deficiency anemia may see their results disappear faster. The outcomes differ depending on the client.

What will the end outcome be like?

Depending on the aesthetic you want to achieve, you might go bold or subtle. Pigment will be darker, bigger, and crisper immediately following the operation, but will soften and diminish gradually as it heals over the next few weeks.

The main takeaways

If you prefer the freckled look and draw on your freckles with makeup, freckle tattoos are a fantastic option. They're a fairly simple technique, but keep in mind that they don't usually age well. As a result, while choosing an artist, you should exercise utmost caution and verify that they use high-quality colors intended specifically for freckle tattooing. Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at or book your appointments here.

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