- Tattoo artist Jessica Knapik may have started the next big trend in tattooing.
- She created AstroFrecks, which are semi-permanent freckles in the layout of your star sign.
- The twist is that they’re inked on clients’ faces.
- When it comes to her craft, Knapik said it’s totally worth doing “something unique and special for my client.”
Freckles have seen a surge in interest lately, whether it’s celebs revealing theirs on social media or people putting faux marks on their faces — both temporarily and semi-permanently. But now, there’s a new trend in the freckle arena, and it has to do with your zodiac sign.
Jessica Knapik, a cosmetic tattoo artist at Depot Town Tattoo in Ypsilanti, Michigan, is now offering something called AstroFrecks. With AstroFrecks, Knapik hides a star sign in the layout of the semi-permanent freckles she tattoos on clients’ faces.
She told Bustle, “As many people are right now, I’m super into crystals and what your best intentions can do, and sending your goals and wishes out into the universe. So [the idea for Astrofrecks] just sparked from that. I also love things with hidden meanings. This way you could get your Mom’s astrological sign, your Dad’s, your Grandma’s, and kind of pay tribute without getting a giant heart that says ‘Mom.’”
Knapik says she’s only done one AstroFrecks tattoo, but considering how popular both astrology and faux freckles are, it probably won’t be the last. Knapik says she’d love to do more: “I’m one of those people who can’t just do things the easy way. I have to put my own spin on it. Yes, this does create a little more work and planning on my end, but it’s totally worth it to do something unique and special for my client.”
Wearing your zodiac sign in your freckles? Certainly sounds like the stars are aligned on this trend.