More Information On Foot Tattoos

August 15, 2009 at 12:10 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , )

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Foot tattoos are becoming  very popular amongst the females. It is probably safe to say that one of the most tattooed areas on a woman’s body is probably her lower back and her foot. For some reason women seem to be gravitating towards the foot tattoos. Not only do they look extremely sexy paired with a pair of heels but there is also have some sort mystique about them. Let’s face it some places on the body just look great with a tattoo on it and the foot is certainly one of those places.

However, there is a lot that one needs to know before heading out to the tattoo parlor to get a foot tattoo. First of all not all tattoo artist will tattoo feet. Some feel its a waste because they tend to fade more and the healing time is a little longer than other places on the body. Also it is best to get a foot tattoo in the spring or summer time, because you will need to wear flip flops or some sort of sandal that will not touch the tattoo while it is healing. Another tip that most people do not think about is having your dog or pet not step on your foot. You may not realize how often it happens in everyday life but it little Fido steps on your recently tattooed foot it is going to hurt really bad. Also you need to try and avoid them scratching your foot. This can led to an infection and will leave you tattoo with a big white mark. Furthermore you should be prepared of your foot swelling, try to keep it elevated when possible. Lastly, some people report that when their tattoo is healing that every time they take a step it cracks the scab in the tattoo and can cause some discomfort.

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Ten Aftercare Tips For Foot Tattoos

May 30, 2009 at 9:36 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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The popularity of foot tattoos is sweeping the United States by a storm. More and more people, mainly women are wanting to get their foot tattooed. So one may wonder why are foot tattoos getting so popular and why is every one wanting one. Well to begin with foot tattoos are just cool. Think about it if you thought your foot was a little ugly or your simply don’t like feet, adding some ink to that area automatically makes it cool. Another reason why they have gotten so popular is that they are exclusive and quite distinctive. Lastly, a foot tattoo adds to your foot a touch of unmistakable sex appeal and attractiveness.

So if you are considering getting a foot tattoo, you may want to follow these 10 aftercare tips.

1. First and foremost only get one foot tattooed at a time. Foot tattoos are considered to be more painful and your will more than likely experience some swelling of your foot. These swelling may cause you difficulty in walking the first few days.

2. Make sure you clear your schedule so you don’t have to wear shoes the rest of the day after you get the tat and the day after. If you have to wear shoes makes sure to wear flip flops or sandals. You want to refine from covering your tattooed area with a shoes, flip flop or sandal.

3. You may want to have a designate driver depending on what foot your get tattooed. It maybe uncomfortable or painful for you to press down on the pedals depending on what foot your get tattooed.

4. It is very important to go straight home or to a place where you can prop your feet up and elevate your tattooed foot to help decrease the swelling. It is also a good idea to apply ice to your foot as often as you can.

5. If you have to work after getting your tattoo and you sit at a desk be sure to try and elevate your foot as much as you can and if you work on your feet be sure to take as many breaks as you can and elevate your foot.

6. It is a good idea to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Also some experts say to cut down on your sodium intake as well.

7. At the end of the day be sure to prop your feet up and apply some ice for a few hours.

8. It is normal to experience ups and downs with a foot tattoo. Some mornings your foot will feel fine other mornings it maybe real sore and hurt to put pressure on it.

9. Be sure to watch your tattoo carefully to make sure it is not getting infected. While minor swelling and redness is perfectly normal during the first week, excessive swelling, redness or pain accompanied by oozing or skin that is hot to the touch may indicate an infection. Foot infections can turn very bad very quickly and need to be treated immediately.

10. Lastly, be sure to get your exercise. Mild aerobic exercise that gets your heart pumping and increases your circulation can actually help with healing. Lack of oxygen and blood circulation slows down the healing process.

Please note that not all of these tips will apply to everyone that gets a foot tattoo. It’s just the general rule of thumb to follow if you start to experience any swelling. It is also just some good information to have just in case.

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Ashley

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Information On Foot Tattoos

May 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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With the popularity of foot tattoos on the rise people are constantly wondering about the pain level, if the ink fades quicker etc. Well there is some good news out there for some folks. People who have foot tattoos simply say that if you take care of it you should not experience too much fading, causing you to get it touched up frequently. These people state that you just need to make sure you put an SPF sunscreen of at least 50 on your tattoo when you are out in the sun and keep it motiorized. It is also recommend not to wear socks as often as possible. If you follow these simply tips than your foot tattoo should last as long as any other tattoo.

As far as the pain level with getting a foot tattoo it is a no brainier that it is going to be a little more painful than somewhere else on your body. However, no one seems to know for sure why foot tattoos hurt a bit more. Perhaps because your foot has a high number of nerve ending and no muscle between the skin and the bone. Either way you should be prepared for it to hurt. Also is has been reported that foot tattoos bleed more than a tattoo that you would get any where else on your body. This is really no big deal just make sure to keep your new tattoo clean. Also it is excepted for the healing time on a foot tattoo to be 3 to 5 days, which is no longer than any other tattoo. It is also recommend to try and stay off your feet if possible and try not to wear shoes and socks. So if you are thinking of getting a tattoo on your foot, it’s probably best to get one in the warmer months or in fall when it is still warm enough to wear flip flops or sandals.

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Ashley

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Why Do Foot Tattoos Fade So Quickly

February 24, 2009 at 5:27 pm (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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There has been a lot of speculation about why foot tattoos seem to fade a heck of  a lot faster than any other tattoo. Some say it is because your foot goes through a lot everyday. From sweating, to socks and shoes rubbing up against them. Also some people claim that since your feet tend to shed more skin more often its hard for the tattoo to heal. But this doesn’t make any sense because tattoos are injecting into the dermis layer of the skin, which is the second layer of skin. The epidermis layer is the first layer of  skin that constantly sheds.

What is known about foot tattoos is that color does not hold up so well on the foot. It tends to fade almost immediately and may end up looking blurry. So if a foot tattoo is something that is of interest for you than you should know a few helpful little tips. First you should go with black ink or dark blue ink. These two inks are known to hold up a better on the foot as well as anywhere else on the body because they tend not to fade as quickly. Secondly, you should know that getting a tattoo on your foot is very painful. Some woman compare it to childbirth, while others say its not so bad. Again you have to keep in mind every person has a different pain tolerance. But one thing is for sure a lot of tattoo artist say foot tattoos rank as one of the most painful places to get a tattoo. Thirdly, to help your foot tattoo from fading it is probably a good idea to wear flip flops or sandals whenever possible.

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Ashley

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Foot Tattoos

November 21, 2008 at 11:28 am (tattoo) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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For some unknown reason foot tattoos seem to be growing in popularity. A lot more people, mainly women are heading to local tattoo studios and getting tattoos on their feet. However, there are a few things you should know about foot tattoos before you go and and get one. First of all, not all tattoo artist will tattoo your feet. Mainly, because your feet are more often than not covered up by socks and shoes and the friction of all of that rubbing up against your tattoo causes it to fade really quickly.  Artist feel like it is a waste of their work because they know you will have to keep coming back to get it touched up if you want it to keep its brilliance.

Secondly, if you are dead set on getting a tattoo on your foot than maybe you should go with a black ink tattoo. The black ink doesn’t seem to fade as fast as the color ink and it will cost less, which is another added plus. Also foot tattoos are probably one of the most painful places you can receive a tattoo on your body. So if you don’t have  high pain tolerance, I would suggest not getting a tattoo on your foot and maybe go with the inside of your ankle. Lastly, if you are planning on getting a foot tattoo it might be better to wait until the warmer months arrive so you can wear flip flops while your tattoos is healing. Believe me the last thing you want is socks and or shoes rubbing up against a new tattoo, because it causes a lot of discomfort and all the rubbing will not let your tattoo heal properly.

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Ashley

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