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Faux Freckles Tattoo Guide: What It Is, How It Works & The Benefits

Get a sun-kissed look with faux freckles! Here’s everything you need to know about getting semi-permanent faux freckle tattoos or beauty marks.
Enhance Your Natural Beauty

A faux freckle tattoo is a cosmetic technique that involves creating the appearance of freckles on the skin using natural pigments.

It's a popular beauty trend for those who want a natural-looking touch of sun-kissed charm to their complexion without needing makeup.

Do you want sun-kissed freckles warming your face without the damage of the sun? Think Gweneth Paltrow, Zoe Kravitz, or Kendall Jenner.

Or you may want a fabulous beauty mark to define your look and create drama. Think Cindy Crawford, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Angela Jolie, or Elizabeth Taylor.

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What Is a Faux Freckle Tattoo?

Faux freckles are tiny tattoos that replicate natural freckles or beauty marks. This fun service gives you a summer-like sun-kissed glow all year round. 

We can add to your freckles or give you the freckles you never had for a fresh, makeup-free look.

We can also create drama and appeal with a carefully placed beauty mark.

Faux Freckles tattooed by Chloe

What are the Benefits of Faux Freckles?

Faux freckle tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years and for good reason.

These temporary tattoos offer a variety of benefits that can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence.

Here are the advantages of this beauty trend:

  • Faux freckles can give you a youthful, playful look without sun damage.
  • Faux freckles give a glow to your skin without makeup or hassle.
  • You can experiment with different styles and colors without the commitment of permanent ink.
  • Faux freckles can be strategically placed to highlight your best features and create a natural, sun-kissed glow.
  • Faux freckles are non-permanent. You can easily remove them if you don’t like the look.

With the help of our skilled artists, you can achieve a look that’s both subtle and striking.

Overall, faux freckle tattoos offer a fun way to express yourself and enhance your natural beauty.

The Popular Types of Tattoo Freckles

People opt for these semi-permanent tattoos to add a unique touch to their appearance. From realistic to abstract designs, the possibilities are endless.

Here are some popular types of tattoo freckles:

  • Faux Freckle Tattoo: The artist places these tiny freckles on the cheekbones and nose where the sun hits.
  • Beauty Mark Tattoo: Want that single mark of beauty? We can tattoo a beauty mark above the lip or eyebrow for your favorite celebrity look!
  • Heart Freckle Tattoo: Heart freckles are all the rage and add a fun, flirty look to a beauty mark.
  • Rainbow Freckles Tattoo: Rainbow freckles are a fun partygoer look of pink, red, orange, and blue. 
  • Astro Freckles Tattoo: These cute connect-the-dots freckles are a hidden way to express yourself.

Note: We don’t do rainbow freckles at DAELA. We specialize in natural-looking cosmetic tattoos.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Faux Freckle Tattoos?

Most anyone can get faux freckles if they have plump skin in the cheek area. Anyone over 55 should send images to ensure good long-term results!

How are Faux Freckle Tattoos Done?

The artist tattoos freckles on the skin with a light brown warm color and a hand tool to ensure the proper depth.

The process involves:

  1. Cleanse and skin prep
  2. Choose the color, size, and amount of freckles
  3. Draw the design on your face to help you decide on the location, shape, and size
  4. Use a hand-held tool tattoo pen to tattoo the freckles
  5. Let the ink dry for 10-15 minutes
  6. Wait 24 hours before washing
Faux Freckles Tattoo Appointment

How to Prepare for a Faux Freckle Appointment?

Proper preparation is key to achieving the best results from your faux freckle or beauty mark appointment.

Prepare for your faux freckle treatment with these simple steps:

  1. Come with a clean, makeup-free face
  2. No sauna or tanning one week prior
  3. You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding
  4. No alcohol 24 hours before your appointment
  5. No minors allowed at appointments (18+)
  6. Come with clean skin and no heavy creams or sunscreen day of
  7. No working out the day of
  8. No caffeine on the day of
  9. No blood thinners or painkillers
  10. Discontinue the use of fish oil at least one week prior
  11. No filler or injections three weeks before the procedure
  12. No deep exfoliation two weeks before the treatment (ex., chemical peel)
  13. No retinol products, acne treatments, or salicylic acid four weeks prior
  14. No antibiotics two months prior

To ensure the best results, consult a tattoo artist before your appointment.

How Long Does a Faux Freckle Session Take?

An appointment session usually takes an hour. However, if you need extensive freckling, the session can be up to two hours.

How to Choose Faux Freckle Placement?

The amount of freckles and where to place them is very customizable. You can choose to have a little or a lot.

You will discuss the amount and placement with your artist. They can help guide you to the best look for you and your lifestyle.

How Long Do Freckle Tattoos Last?

On average, your freckles last six months before you see them fade entirely away.

However, the length of time will vary depending on lifestyle, skin type, and aftercare.

Also, exposure to the sun and tanning beds can cause fading and discoloration of the pigment. Once completely healed, always apply sunscreen (50 SPF or greater).

Note: Post-tattoo may still require additional makeup application to achieve your desired look.

Freckle Tattoo Aftercare: How to Care for Faux Freckles

Freckle tattoo aftercare is crucial for maintaining their longevity and appearance.

Keep them looking natural and beautiful with these simple aftercare steps:

Day 1 Aftercare:

Let the skin relax for the first 24 hours, and do not wash or bathe the skin.

Days 2-7: Face Washing

Wash daily to remove bacteria, buildup of product and oils, and dead skin. (don’t worry, this does not remove the pigment!)

Gently wash your face each morning and night with water and an antibacterial soap like Cetaphil or Neutrogena.

With a very light touch, use your fingertips to cleanse gently. Rub the area in a smooth motion for 10 seconds and rinse with water to rinse all the soap is rinsed away.

To dry, gently pat with a clean cotton pad. Do not use cleansing products containing acids (glycolic, lactic, or aha) or exfoliants.

Days 1-7: Apply Ointment

Apply a rice grain amount of aftercare ointment with a cotton swab and spread it across the treated area.

Be sure not to over-apply, as this will suffocate your skin and delay healing.

The ointment should be barely noticeable on the skin. Never put the ointment on a wet tattoo.

Days 1-7: Showering

Limit your showers to 5-8 minutes to not create too much steam.

Keep your face and treated area out of the water while you wash your body. Then at the end of your shower, wash your hair.

Also, avoid excessive rinsing and hot water on the treated area. Do your best to avoid soap or water running over your brows other than the initial cleanse.

Freckles & Beauty Marks Aftercare: Things to Avoid

  • No makeup on the face for 10 days
  • No scratching or picking
  • No long hot showers for 10 days, limited to 5-8 minutes
  • No use of acid or chemical exfoliants, as they will cause fading
  • No use of any topicals other than healing cream
  • No sweating for 10 days
  • No swimming or sauna for 10 days
  • No UV exposure or tanning
  • No acne products or hydroxy acids
  • No laser light therapy
  • No facials for 30 days
  • No threading, waxing, or removal products
  • Do not use a laser near your face and risk changing the ink color

If you have questions, consult with your tattoo artist.

Faux Freckle Tattoos Before and After

Compare the faux freckle tattoo before and after photos.

See the dramatic transformation and natural-looking results you can achieve with this popular beauty treatment.

Beauty Mark Before Beauty Mark After

How Much Do Freckle Tattoos Cost?

Depending on what you want, you will spend between $150-$500 for this fun fashion statement.

The cost of tattooed freckles and beauty marks also depends on how much time you spend with the artist.

Where to Get Freckle Tattoos Done?

Enhance your natural look with our trusted tattooed freckle and beauty mark services.

You can rely on our team of skilled artists to help you achieve your desired look!

Check out our locations to find the nearest DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo Studio and reserve your appointment.

Why Choose DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo?

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo is a full-service cosmetic tattoo studio. We have created a warm atmosphere where people feel comfortable and welcome.

Our studios are beautifully maintained and immaculately cleaned. We also provide private rooms.

DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo’s specialized artists and trusted services also offer several benefits, including:

  • Outstanding customer service: You will be well cared for before, during, and after your procedure.
  • Full-service studio: You can have all your cosmetic tattoos done by trusted artists.
  • Training: All of our artists are master artists or trained by master artists.
  • Natural products: We use natural products with pigments chosen for endurance and lack of color change.
  • Financing: We accept all major credit cards. We also offer financing through a third-party provider and an easy in-house prepayment plan free of interest or other fees.

Faux Freckle Tattooing FAQ

Find answers to common questions about our tattooed freckles and beauty mark services.

Why Do People Tattoo Freckles?

Most people get tattooed freckles and beauty marks to achieve a sun-kissed glow and cute adornment.


They can also enhance your natural beauty by adding a unique and playful element to your look.

Do Faux Freckles Look Real?

Yes, you cannot tell the difference between tattooed and natural freckles!

Are Tattooed Freckles Safe?

Yes, tattooed freckles and beauty marks are safe and painless. The pigments are not tattooed as deep in the skin as traditional tattoos.

Does Freckle Tattooing Hurt?

Tattooing freckles and beauty marks do not hurt. However, you may feel minimal discomfort. We can use numbing if you prefer.

How to Choose the Freckle Tattoo Color?

The artist will help choose the right pigment color. Generally, we use a warm, soft brown unless you're highly dark-skinned.

Are Faux Freckle Tattoos Permanent?

Faux freckles and beauty marks are not permanent. These semi-permanent tattoos will fade to a lighter color over six months to a few years and then away entirely.

Do Freckle Tattoos Fade Completely?

Yes, tattooed freckles and beauty marks will eventually fade away entirely. However, it may take up to ten years to be untraceable.

How Long Do Freckle Tattoos Take to Heal?

The healing cycle for tattooed freckles and beauty marks is 4-10 days depending on the person.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of Tattooed Freckles?

The potential side effects of tattooed freckles and beauty marks are minimal. You may experience some redness, itchiness, and minor swelling.


Also, faux freckles can look blue or like blackheads if the artist uses the wrong pigments.


DAELA Cosmetic Tattoo uses a refined technique and the best pigments available.

When Can I Wash My Face After Freckle Tattooing?

You can wash your face the next morning.

How Often Should I Touch Up Tattooed Freckles?

Tattooed freckles and beauty marks may need a touchup annually for fair-skinned clients. For more medium skin tones every few years. Dark skin may last longer due to darker inks.

Does DAELA Offer Brow Lamination Training?

Yes! We offer one-on-one faux freckle training with Erica Johnson by request if you are an advanced artist looking to add to your skills. 


Please visit our DAELA Academy page to learn more about our in-person and online training courses.

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