In recent years, the tattoo has become so popular that finding new areas to put one and show off your tattoo has become almost competition amongst tattoo wearers. Nowadays, there seems to be a huge trend, particularly with women, in getting a foot tattoo. The appeal of a foot tattoo is that it is sexy and unique, and shows off a very delicate part of your body. There are a few issues that you need to be aware of before you decide on a foot tattoo.

You may find when you go to the tattoo parlor that the tattoo artist may try and talk you out of getting a foot tattoo. There are many reasons for this, and they are all very similar to reasons not to get a hand tattoo. For one thing, the surface are of your foot does not offer smooth planes on your body as say, your lower back or hip area would. Thus, distributing a tattoo design from an artist’s perspective is much more difficult on the foot than almost anywhere else on the body.

The second thing you need to be aware of again is maintenance. The foot is in fact the most used part of the body if you are mobile and walking. The skin on your feet are often exposed to wear and tear that is caused from the friction of using shoes and walking on your feet all day long. This wear and tear is going to have an effect on your tattoo, and you will find that you may need to get touchups on your foot tattoo to maintain the beauty of the original design.

The last thing that you need to be aware of is the pain factor. Your feet offer less lean tissue and less body fat and these tissues are close to the bones which, as you know, are close to the surface of the skin. Getting a tattoo on your foot may be the most painful area of the body to get one, and after you get your tattoo, you may experience some mobility impairment while your body heals. If you need to move quite a lot and quite frequently and still want a foot tattoo, give yourself some time to heal when you get it such as over the weekend, or on vacation days.

All this being said, a foot tattoo can in fact be one of the sexiest. If you are of the mind that the pain is worth the beauty, then go for it!