Though foot tattoos are becoming increasingly popular, the one question that continues to haunt people is whether foot tattoos fade faster. The answer to this is rather vague question is that, it depends on many factors whether the tattoo fades quickly or not. A few people have claimed that the foot tattoo fades off due to the fact that most of the time they wear shoes and socks. And a few others also claim that the foot tattoo still looks good in spite of the years that have passed. The thing is that, it depends on how well you care for it.
But the fact is that the aging of the tattoo is dependent on the thickness of the skin where the tattoo is placed and its ability to retain the ink. The skin on the feet tends to be rather thick. This may ensure that the fading is minimal. But the other thing is that the tattoo artist you work with will also have an influence on this via the inks he uses. The one major factor that results in fading of foot tattoos is poor post tattoo care. Ensure that you take good care and do not expose your foot tattoo to too much sun in the initial stages. Plus do moisturize the foot properly.
Another thing that affects this is that the rate at which the skin growth occurs on your feet. There is no way you can determine that. In some cases the people grow a layer on top of the tattoo once it heals and this can result in fading. But usually the thickening of the skin on the foot is not such a big deal. If you are passionate about getting foot tattoo then you should go ahead and get it. Just ensure that you do take good care of the tattoo and you can be assured of good results.
Is it worth all the pain? This is a question that tends to haunt us. But if you feel that getting a unique and beautiful tattoo on the foot is worth the pain, then you should go for it. But remember there is going to be pain and you have to be prepared for it. But the extent of pain depends on the way the artist goes about doing it, his skills and also the exact location of the tattoo.
Anyway tattoos of all kinds do cause some pain and we know that. They also tend to itch and you should prevent yourself from scratching them as it will escalate the pain. Also try and maintain maximum cleanliness during the healing process. If your feet are especially tender, then you should reconsider the location of the tattoo. Some artists do put some numbing cream on the area before starting the tattooing process, to alleviate the pain, still you have to consider that the pain factor persists. The threshold of bearing pain varies in each of us, you should realize this for yourself. You could go in for a smaller tattoo instead of a big one. So instead of the large flower you were hankering for, why not you go in for a smaller design like a flower, a bird or a butterfly?
Many people will tell you that their feet and especially their big toe is quite tender and sensitive. So think it through and ensure that you are prepared for all the a pain. But remember that the pain will not last for long. And once it is gone, you will be able to enjoy your tattoo forever. So it all boils down to how much you want the tattoo.
You can always space out the tattoo session to deal with the pain and do something else to divert your mind from the pain. Also drink plenty of fluids during the process. Remember a foot tattoo is something you will enjoy forever after once having it done.
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