As we say goodbye to summer and hello to the rainy season, there’s an easy way to keep that summer sun-kissed look…. with freckles! And if you’re not blessed with them, don’t worry because now you can tattoo them on. With semi-permanent ink, you can now enhance the freckles you already have or you can create freckles where none exist.
Here are some local places where you can get ‘freckling’ done:
Top Vancouver spots for freckles
Killen Ink Beauty, Gastown
Sarah Killen is a certified cosmetic tattoo artist who offers quality micro pigmentation procedures including freckles and beauty marks. She uses a digital machine for her freckle tattooing with iron dioxide micro pigments. These pigments are made up of extremely small molecules that absorb into the skin better than most pigments and result in less fading and truer colour than organic colour.
55 Water St, Vancouver, (778) 834-7382
Arcane Body Arts, Commercial Drive
Arcane Body Arts (formerly Adorned Precision Body Arts) opened in 2012 and is located in the heart of East Van on Commercial Drive. They use a rotary tattoo machine for freckles and usually use iron oxide-based colour pigment that will fade over time. This way the colour and shape can be adjusted over the years as your preferences and features change.
Flawless Cosmetic Tattoo, Gastown
Lani, the owner/technician at Flawless Cosmetic Tattoo, is fully certified through Biotouch, one of the leading manufacturers and training centres of Semi Permanent Makeup in the world. Flawless Cosmetic Tattoo uses the highest quality to ensure optimal results and to provide fading over time that looks natural.
Unit 302 – 68 Water St. Vancouver
Sarah Grisdale Tattoo, Downtown Vancouver
Sarah Grisdale, an experienced cosmetic tattooer, works out of The Fall Tattooing and Artist’s Gallery in downtown Vancouver. Certified by Biotouch Canada, Sarah can add some cute freckles to your cheeks and nose to help enhance your natural beauty and give you the look you’ve always wanted.
644 Seymour Street Vancouver, 604-676-3066
Amy Beeman has been working in morning radio for almost 20 years, first in her hometown of Prince George and now for 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira. Her interests include running half marathons, dancing in her kitchen, napping, blogging at According to Amy, and going on adventures with her twins, Lucy and Sam, and her son Stanley. Amy loves seeing the world through their eyes.