DIY Freckles The Meghan Markle-inspired TikTok beauty trend is leaving scars on women’s faces

Beauty experts have noticed a surge in people wanting to duplicate the Duchess of Sussex’s natural freckles, and warn that performing bodge jobs at home can cause scarring

Young women are trying to copy Meghan Markle's freckles by getting a tattoo
Young women are trying to copy Meghan Markle’s freckles by getting a tattoo

Experts have issued warnings after a TiKTok beauty trend believed to have been inspired by Meghan Markle’s natural freckles left young women disfigured.

Several videos have been posted on the social media site of people spraying henna or black ink on their faces to emulate the Duchess of Sussex.

Several of the home jobs have resulted in the young women needing medical attention as they are triggering allergic reactions, with some leaving permanent scarring on their faces.

By using needles that may not have been sterilized, they are at risk of contracting HIV.

the Email online reported Laura Kay, a London-based makeup artist, saying, “I wouldn’t advise getting a freckle tattoo.

The trend is for people to spray tattoos or henna dye on their faces


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TikToker Tilly, who was pictured getting a lip tattoo, was temporarily blinded

“People who tattoo at home without a license are called scratchers and it’s not legal.

“Tattoo artists must be licensed, and DIY tattoos pose a real HIV or hepatitis risk.”

Removing the stuck-on “freckles” can end up costing people hundreds of pounds.

Makeup specialist Sian Dellar added that most of those who apply fake freckles are between the ages of 18 and 25.

She added, “There was a time when people wanted to hide their freckles, but now people really want them and it was Meghan Markle who sparked the demand.”

Tilly tried freckling herself with a home acupuncture kit

Experts have advised people not to do the procedure


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Earlier this month, a woman was temporarily blinded in one eye for contracting it “Freckles” tattooed On your face.

former Big Brother Star from Australia Tilly Whitfield attempted to give herself faux freckles with an acupuncture treatment at home, using brown tattoo ink she had purchased from eBay .

However, she suffered severe burns due to the high lead content in the ink. The influencer has since spent more than £8,500 to find a solution but still has permanent scars on her cheeks.

She shows her 127,000 TikTok followers the results of her laser removal for her bonded tattoos. said Whitfield : “He’s totally bruised and there are blood blisters everywhere.

“Don’t tattoo your face, don’t do anything to your face.”

Tilly later updated her post, explaining that she had scars deep beneath her skin and dark pigmentation. She clarified for those who thought it was just a rash that it was anything but.

“I literally stuck needles deep in my skin,” she admitted.

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