Tattooing is one of the most popular body arts in the world. While arms, back, shoulders, or back of the neck, etc., have traditionally been the most-preferred places to get a tattoo done, foot tattoos are fast scaling the popularity charts, especially among girls. By far, the biggest advantage of a foot tattoo is that you can hide it if you feel that it doesn't fit your family or workplace ethics. On the flip side though, there are a few things that might not go down well with everybody; pain being one of them.
Some tattoo artists refuse to work on the foot because of two reasons: firstly, the chances of problems like pain, fading, and ink migration are relatively more in this case, and secondly, it is very difficult to make a tattoo small enough to fit on the foot and yet, look good. That, however, doesn't mean you should do away with the idea of getting your foot tattooed. It's just that you need to make sure that you know what you are getting into. After all, like any other tattoo, a foot tattoo is also a permanent one.
Things to Consider Before Getting a Foot Tattoo
Space CrunchThe foremost thing to take into consideration is the fact that the space available on the foot is less compared to arms or back, and therefore, you will have to choose the design carefully; the simpler the better. Popular designs include butterflies, flowers, stars, or maybe a vine with flowers (which starts at the foot and goes right up to the knee). You can also opt for matching feet tattoos, wherein you get a tattoo on each foot with some common link between the two, or tribal tattoos, which can look quite unique and original. If you go for some intricate design, the chances are that it will get ruined if the tattoo spreads, but more on that later.
The Pain Factor
Your Foot May Swell
The chances of contracting infections are again relatively high with feet tattoos as your feet are likely to come into maximum contact with dirt. No shoes, no swimming, no going out in the sun - the list of don'ts is considerably lengthy. Your patience though, will definitely earn rich dividends in the end and you will receive all those lovely compliments for your foot tattoo. And as for the pain associated with it, there goes an age-old adage 'no pain, no gain'.