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All About Freckle Tattoos

Freckles have long been considered a symbol of natural beauty and youthfulness for centuries, but not everyone is blessed with these adorable spots. They give a unique appearance to our skin and can enhance our natural features.

Have you ever wished for a youthful, sun-kissed look without having to spend hours under the sun, cumulating a bunch of UV damage? That's where Freckle Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, providing a boost in self-confidence to people who adore the look of these cute and/or sexy spots.

What are Freckle Tattoos? Freckle Tattoos, also known as Cosmetic Tattoos, Face Freckles, or Micropigmentation, involves a trained technician using a small tattoo pen and needle to deposit ink into the skin's upper layer to create tiny, natural-looking dots, mimicking a freckled appearance. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically takes under an hour to complete.

How Do Freckle Tattoos Work? The ink used for freckle tattoos is usually a blend of brown, blond or black pigments to create a natural appearance. The pigments (which are typically used in permanent makeup) are designed to fade over time, allowing for a more realistic impression. The results are immediate, and the cost varies depending on the size and number of freckles obtained. Freckle tattoos are typically done on the face however, some people enjoy having freckles placed elsewhere on the body, such as the neck, chest, back or stomach. Anywhere you have natural freckles, it’s suitable to get faux freckles or a beauty mark. The beautiful thing about a cosmetic tattoo, much like the natural freckle, is that they are water-proof and sweat-proof, so you don’t have to worry about them washing away with any activities you do.

How Long Do Freckle Tattoos Last? Freckle tattoos are considered semi-permanent and can last anywhere from 1-3 years, depending on several factors such as ink color used, the depth of ink deposit, your exposure to UV, your general health and how well you take care of them. Over time, the ink may fade, and you may desire touch-ups to refresh the appearance and color of your freckles.

Are Freckle Tattoos Safe? Like any tattoo, there are risks involved with freckle tattoos, including infection or scarring. However, if you go to a reputable and experienced tattoo artist like at Candid Cosmedics, the risks are minimal. It is also essential to follow proper aftercare instructions to minimize risks and ensure the best healed results.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Freckle Tattoo? Freckle tattoos are suitable for anyone who wants to enhance their natural beauty, help balance out uneven skin tone or make natural freckles more prominent. They may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions, infections, immunosuppression or skin sensitivities. Click here for more information on contraindications to the procedure.

How Much Do Freckle Tattoos Cost? The cost of freckle tattoos varies depending on several factors, such as the location of the tattoo artist, the experience of the artist, and the complexity of the design. On average, freckle tattoos can range from $100 to $500.

Can You Remove Freckle Tattoos? Yes, freckle tattoos can be removed with laser or saline tattoo removal, or other methods like acid peels, dermabrasion or certain skin care products. You must be careful when using home care products like retinols, vitamin C, glycolic or lactic acid, as these solutions can degrade your cosmetic freckles faster than normal.

What to Expect and How to Prepare for a Freckle Tattoo

Before getting a freckle tattoo there are a few preparation steps that you should take. These include avoiding sun exposure, alcohol and certain medications that can thin the skin or thin the blood and cause more bleeding and poor pigment retention (Accutane, Aspirin, NSAIDS, Ibuprofen, fish oil, etc).

Some cosmetic treatments must be completed within a certain time frame before the freckle tattooing – fillers, peels, laser and dermabrasion treatments - 4 weeks in advance. Discontinue the use of retinol and AHA products to the area 1 week in advance.

During the procedure, there may be some mild discomfort with the tattooing, but it is very minimal and a quality numbing cream may be used prior, if you choose, or your artist offers it. After the procedure, you should follow specific aftercare instructions, such as avoiding excessive sweating and sun exposure and touching the tattooed area, to minimize risk of infection and poor pigment retention.


Freckle tattoos are an excellent way to enhance your natural beauty and boost self-confidence. They are a safe, effective, semi-permanent solution that can provide you with a unique and natural-looking set of freckles tailored to your skin tone and features.

If you are in Cochrane or Calgary, Alberta, and looking for a trusted technician to get your freckle tattoos, book an appointment today. At our clinic, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality service and products to help them feel their best. Book a consultation today to learn more about how Freckle Tattoos can help you achieve your desired look. #freckletattoo #fauxfreckle #tattoofreckles #yycfreckles #beautymarktattoo


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