Where Did Beauty Marks For Women Come From and What Do Different Beauty Spots Mean?

Beauty marks highlight facial features, but they began as beauty patches to cover the scars left by a seventeenth-century smallpox epidemic.

As the epidemic subsided, women continued using beauty marks as a silent language aimed at potential suitors.

One near the mouth signaled a willingness to flirt.

One on the right cheek meant she was married.

One on the left cheek meant she was engaged.

While a beauty mark near the corner of the eye meant, “Let’s do it.”

I know right.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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