Tattoo artist Jessica Knapik took the internet by storm when she introduced a cosmic twist into her inked works. Combining makeup tattooing and astrology she created AstroFrecks – dotting freckles on her clients’ faces in the shape of their favorite constellations. Knapik first draws the constellations with a marker, then injects the freckles wherever there’s a star.
“AstroFrecks is a fun technique I created to add a secret personal connection within faux freckle tattoos,” said the Michigan-based tattoo artist in an interview with the Zensa blog. “A client can use their own zodiac constellation, or their Moms, Dads, dogs… anyone they want. After I lay down the structured constellation, I then go back in and do random frecks in other areas, so the constellation is hidden in plain sight on their face. They know where it is, but someone on the street would never notice.”
The freckles themselves fade over time, and Knapik has different colored ink that can be used to match any skin tone. But not all constellations are drawn on the face. “I’ve done quite a few in the chest and shoulder area as well,” she says. “And it doesn’t have to be specifically zodiac constellations either, I’ve had clients do other constellations they love or feel a connection to.”
Check out some of her otherworldly tattoos in the gallery below.