Increasingly, the foot tattoo designs are becoming popular especially with women although men are also beginning to get into the act. The foot as the canvas for body art makes sense because it provides a relatively flat surface upon which the artist can work on. You will then be able to showcase the art work in much the same way as a painting.
Foot tattoos can come in so many designs that choosing one can be difficult, to say the least. You will want to spend an ample amount of time choosing the final ink design simply because redesign of an inappropriate tattoo can take time, effort and money.
As with most tattoos, the choice from among foot tattoo designs boils down to personal preference, aesthetics and personality. Your choices include:
- Sun and moon tattoos inked on the base of the toe webbings or on the big toe itself.
- Star tattoos are usually designed to look like a shower of stars cascading from the base of the ankle to the foot or from one side of the foot to the other. Big and small stars are interspersed with curlicues and other shapes.
- Flower foot tattoos are also popular with flowers like roses, sunflowers and even lavender among the chosen designs.
- Flower and flame tattoos add a touch of mystique to the feet so much so that it looks like these limbs belong to an otherworldly being.
Other popular foot tattoo designs include crosses of every kind, tribal symbols and signs, butterflies and insects, and even Chinese and Japanese characters. You may ask the tattooist to design a foot tattoo according to your own vision or by tweaking an existing design to your own taste. This is, of course, also true with tattoos on other parts of the body.
Pros and Cons
Yes, foot tattoos are cool in every sense of the word. But before you even consider foot ink especially if this is your first tattoo, you must consider the pros and cons. Aside from the fact that tattoos are permanent art on your skin, your decision to stop or proceed with foot tattoos take on other considerations.
On one hand, foot tattoo designs possess attractive qualities that can beautify the often overlooked feet. You cannot deny that a foot tattoo peeking out from stiletto heels or in full display with flip-flops attracts attention to a sexy part of your body. Even the feet fetishists will love seeing a foot tattoo.
You can also easily hide a foot tattoo. For example, your office has a policy that tattoos must not be seen, which socks and footwear can easily take care of. But you can display it just as easily in open sandals.
On the others hand, foot tattoos are more painful since the needles work closely to the bones instead of muscles. Ink migration where the ink easily blurs is also more common, which means more touchups as well. You must also deal with a slower healing period and the greater chance for infection.
Once you have considered the cons of foot tattoo designs and still accept them, your next step is to choose the one that best appeals to your sense of aesthetic. Prepare to dazzle your audience and maybe even convert them to foot tattoo fetishists.