Foot tattoos are quite rare, go in any tattoo parlor in your street and if you ask them for a tattoo under the ankles, they will probably squeak. But why is it?
They may sound incredibly well done, but the truth is that they do not look good for very long. This is because of the fuzzy ink on the decks because of the sheer punishment that your feet take in everyday life. Putting your feet in and out of the shoes all day takes the toll on the tattoo and it will probably be necessary to retouch much sooner than a tattoo anywhere anywhere else on your body.
There is also the question of pain. A few years ago, I had to go to the hospital for a test that consisted of inserting a needle into my hip bone. I can honestly say that it was the worst pain I had felt. This is for the most part why people tend to have tattoos on their flesh parts. The closer you get to the bone, the more it will hurt.
Post-operative care is also a problem. Leaving the living room with your new cool tattoo, the last thing you want to do is press your foot into your boot. This may not be a problem if you live in a nice and warm place because you can go barefoot for a while, but if you live in Alaska, for example, this can be a problem. The infection is also a cause for concern because the feet are the most difficult place on the body to keep clean, so the recovery time is going to be much longer compared to an arm tattoo.
Women tend to opt for foot tattooing more than men because you can place beautifully complex designs on one foot and men tend to like larger models. They are also very discreet and can for example symbolize the love you have for someone you do not want others to see.