So, you are thinking of getting a foot tattoo? Pinterest is full of elaborate and dainty ink ideas that are guaranteed to make you want to live in sandals. Foot tattoos are popular among women because the skin on their feet has a smooth surface. Also, women’s feet ate cute AF , and society won’t be offended by the display in flip-flops (sorry men).
Of course, this tattoo is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it is listed as one of the most painful body placements for a tattoo because there is less fat. Surprisingly, there are a lot of nerve endings located on the feet. Foot tattoos because they are closer to the surface are prone to scratching , and therefore more susceptible to infection. So if you are thinking of getting one, make sure you do your homework on the proper after-care. Here is a helpful link for that from Brydie.com.
Anyone who has ever gotten a tattoo knows: it’s going to hurt no matter where you get it. It may surprise you to learn that ear and hand tattoos are the big trends for 2019 (ouch). Interestingly, wrists tattoos surged in popularity in 2018. Possibly, some of us can remember when lower back tattoos had their moment.
If you are interested in the trending tattoos of 2019, check-out this Metro UK article. Everything but black ink is trending. People are opting for red, blue, or white ink. The mock prison tattoos that were popular in the 90s have re-surged. Also, popular are imperfect illustration tattoos and geometric designs, which are super artsy. Lastly, the smaller the better for on point tattoos.
Celebrities inspire with their unique foot tattoos. Miley Cyrus sports the popular under sole trend and has the words “Rolling $tone” tattooed. Kelly Rowland and Charlize Theron have also debuted their ink, clad in killer heels at many red-carpet events. Lea Michele’s butterfly occasionally makes an appearance on her Instagram.
See below for 7 killer foot tattoo ideas!
Stunning Floral Foot Tattoo
Floral tattoos will never go out of style. They are innately feminine and artistic. The design can be a sprawling arrangement or a delicate embellishment. Consider a watercolor tattoo. The style uses bright and vivid colors and the fade out technique is gorgeous.
Spirit animals make great tattoos. Popular animal tattoos include butterflies, bears, elephants, Koi fish, snakes, swallows, turtles, wolves, cats, and sloths. Tattooed frequently are dolphins.
Many tattoos mirror henna designs. Tribal tattoos can convey someone’s spiritual nature. Feathers also fall under this category like the one seen above.
Say it with Your Feet
Texts and words are common foot tattoos. People inscribe quotations like religious scripture or uplifting phrases. The words can be wrapped in ornate ways that are sure to be inspirational. We have lost count on Dakota Johnson’s number of tattoos. However, we are here for her boyfriend, Chris Martin, inspired tattoo with the word “I love you.”
Directional Foot Tattoos
Arrow tattoos can showcase your adventurous side. People who identify as earth explorers might also use compasses or directional designs. Arrows can be the perfect blend of being centered and wild. Arrows are influential symbols in Native American cultures. They can embody different things in different cultures like war and love. If the symbolism of arrows is of interest to you, read our article on the subject
Matching Foot Tattoos
Bookend foot tattoos are having a moment. Brave individuals can have both of their feet tattooed. And, BFF tattoos also make great matching tattoos. The sun and moon/ yin and yang tattoo above is super cute and unique.
The under sole tattoo is as popular as the surface foot tattoo. No doubt, they are super painful. The bottom of your feet gives you license to have a little sense of humor with your tattoo design. If you feel like inking the word “bacon”, do it! You need no context. Check-out this morgue toe tag. It’s hilarious.
Tattooed jewelry is a thing. Toe rings, ankle bracelets, and even tattooed flip flops are popular. Nicole Richie’s tattooed foot rosary is major. The chandelier tattoo aesthetic is not to mention, super elegant. With this design, you can be the IRL bohemian that you always desired.