Foot tattoo placement optionsThe first thing to think about with your foot is tattoo placement. Top of the foot, side of the foot, toes, and ankles are all fair game, but each come with their own pros and cons to consider. For instance, the side of your foot is going to be more prone to fading as it will likely rub against your shoes. On the other hand, the top of your foot is likely going to be the most painful. You will also need to take extra care to protect the top of your foot from the sun in the summer. Ankle tattoos tend to be the most risk-free option and are therefore a great choice for newbies.
Deciding on the right season to get a foot tattooYou likely won’t be able to wear your favourite closed-toed shoes or socks for the first few days while your foot tattoo heals. So if you live in an area with harsh winters, you may want to wait on that new tattoo until the summer months roll around. Additionally, if you have a job with a strict dress code, you may opt to wait for some vacation days.
Do Foot Tattoos Hurt?There are a few areas of the body that have a reputation in the tattoo community for being the most painful. A few of the top performers on the pain scale are the ribs, any area close to the armpits, and, yes, the feet! The feet have a lot of nerve endings. Combine that with the fact that there isn’t a lot of padding on your feet to protect you from the bone-rattling sensation of the tattoo machine. Does this mean your foot tattoo is destined to be painful? Not necessarily. Everyone’s ability to handle pain is different. Some find that the most difficult part of a foot tattoo is simply keeping your feet still during the process.
Foot tattoo healing and aftercareDue to the sensitive location of foot tattoos, you have to be a little bit more diligent with your tattoo aftercare. This means paying extra attention to footwear and sun exposure. Some foot tattoos may also cause pain or swelling for the first few days, making it difficult to spend too much time on your feet. It’s best if you are able to get your tattoo done at a time when you have a few days to relax afterwards in order to avoid aggravating the area.
Our Favourite Tattoo Aftercare
After InkedAfter Inked Tattoo Moisturizer delivers effective skin moisturization and helps to preserve the colours of your tattoos. There's no petroleum so it won't stick to or stain your clothes. This moisturizing skin lotion, enriched with Grape Seed Oil, can also be used on any permanent makeup procedure on lips, brows, eye liner, and areola, as well as an after-laser tattoo removal moisturizing lotion. After Inked is Dermatologist tested, non-allergenic and non-irritating.
PurSanPurSan Aftercare is a specially formulated Vegan skin cleanser used to clean and moisturize as part of an aftercare regimen for fresh tattoos and piercings. It revitalizes, refreshes and purifies skin without drying it out. Gentle yet effective, PurSan contains no parabens, fragrances, colourants or alcohol. Chloroxylenol (PCMX) is a proven antimicrobial ingredient shown to be effective against bacteria and viruses without burning or irritating the skin. Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (Hypromellose) is an ultra-high grade lubricant ideal for sensitive skin.
Foot tattoo design ideasThere are endless options when it comes to beautiful foot tattoo designs. Some popular styles of foot tattoos include floral designs, tribal designs, or quirky and unique small tattoos. To find the perfect idea to add some body art to your feet, consult with your favourite tattoo artist. The best tattoo artists will be able to tell you what may or may not work well for a foot tattoo and help you design the perfect piece of art that’s well suited to the placement you’ve agreed upon. If you’re located in Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, or Kitsilano Vancouver, the experienced artists at Chronic Ink Tattoo are always ready to help breathe some life into your wildest tattoo ideas.
Final Thoughts About Foot TattoosFoot tattoos are unique and stylish ways to express your personality and adorn your feet with artwork that will last a lifetime. They are also a great option for those individuals that want a tattoo, but can’t have any visible due to their profession. If you’re ready to learn more or take the next step to get your very own, give us a call or drop by one of our conveniently located tattoo shops. The talented tattoo artists at Chronic Ink and Tattoo would love to help out.
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At Chronic Ink Tattoo, our talented artists are ready to help you explore Foot tattoos or any other tattoo. Making sure you find something you’ll want to show off for decades to come. If you’re in the Toronto, Markham, Mississauga, Kitsilano Vancouver area drop by our shop and check us out for yourself.Tell us Your Idea
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