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.