Friday, August 13, 2010

Tattoos on Foot

Tattoos on FootAlthough foot tattoos are rare, they are gaining more and more popularity because of their sensual and exotica appeal. This is especially true for women who take care of their feet starting from their toenails.

However, there is one serious drawback here!

The process of healing a foot tattoo is relatively slow. So, one must be patient and careful before the attention starts coming in. As a matter of fact, there is no huge difference between foot tattoos and a cut, which is prone to infection unless you take full care. For a novice, it could be a hard experience.

Do foot tattoos need an extra care?

Yes, they need an extra care compared to tattoos on other parts of your body. For example, a lower back tattoo does not require that much care because it is kept away from foreign contact unless it is really intended.

How to Take care of your foot tattoos?

Feet are always the first part of the body that is supposed to have a contact with dirt, dust, etc. Therefore, after the tattooing session has been ended, a tattoo should be wrapped in a bandage. Once it is opened, a mild wash in warm water is very useful. The tattoo should not be scrubbed. Rather, the water should be dabbed out by a soft towel. Generally, using an ointment like Lubriderm is a good idea to keep a tattoo moist and clean.

Here are some golden tips to take care of your foot tattoo.

Foot tattoos need to be remained away from any hard contact. So, avoid wearing leather shoes, which are constantly rubbing against your tattoo. This makes it difficult to have feet tattoos in winters when shoes are often a must to wear. In this case, soft socks could be helpful to prevent a direct rubbing against your tattoo.

A tattoo should not be exposed to the sun light too long as this would lead to the colors fading. Rolling up trousers, when it is possible, would also prevent irritation. Although a professional artist would not leave any vulnerability to infection, it is good to avoid going swimming with a prolonged exposure to water.

Where should you look for designs?

There are a lot of online tattoo designs based on your taste and the kind of effect you want to produce. Many people prefer original tattoo designs to give a unique look. A typical example would be a quotation, or a signature.

Keep this point in mind.

If you are a good friend of visiting international games, then you should go for patriotic tattoo designs. However, avoid painting them on your feet. Other attractive designs, like dolphin tattoo designs, on the shin and feet could really make people jealous of you.

Foot tattoos are a good way to express your attitude and it also offers an exceptional feeling. It is true that they are a little more painful compared to tattoo on the arms. Nevertheless, foot tattoos have their own connotation. For example, attractive floral designs could give the same effect as pair of anklets, except that these are more colorful.

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