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.