Heeeeey...so, heads up, foot tattoos hurt. In fact, they're one of the most painful tattoos you can get. Like, if your arm is on the possible pain spectrum of, metaphorically, running with two pairs of scissors...well, then getting your foot tattooed is like..again, metaphorically...climbing Mount Everest with a swimsuit on.
Okay, maybe that's a slight exaggeration. Because, obviously, you'd probably die if you did that whole insane swimsuit mounting climbing excursion. And you wont die when you get your toes tatted up...but, before we get into the whole "why these pieces are so freaking fantastic" we just wanted to give you a little disclaimer.
Because. We. Care.
While we're on the subject of pain, however, with this collection of foot tattoos we included not just the dorsum, which is actually the part of the foot that faces is up when standing, but also pieces done on the planum, the area that faces down when standing. We think you can probably guess that getting the planum inked is...brutal. Like...just imagine if you've ever stepped on a nail, or a piece of glass...you know, you're skipping along your favorite sandy beach in the Bahamas when all of a sudden: WAM! Tiny sharp sea rock stabs you in the planum.
So, since we've all experienced something along those lines, you realize that this is sort of a commitment that is just as holy in devotion as marriage. Truth be told...you're basically getting married to this tattoo, and there ain't no such thang as divorce here. Unless you consider tattoo removal the "divorce" of the tattoo world...and since it hurt to get it put on there to begin with, we don't even wanna imagine what it's like getting it taken off....
Painful as they may be, these foot tattoos will give you some ideas to decorate an oft overlooked area that should be heralded. After all, for those of us who have full use of these little babies, they carry us all over the world. Our feet are usually our direct connection to the Earth as we walk around day to day. And they help us get where we want to go, be it near or far. Especially as many tattoo artists and collectors are known to go to great distances to share and take part in this wonderful art form, our feet are a huge part of that journey, and we should show our appreciation for them by giving them tattoos that totally celebrate all the cool places they take us.
And, we need to mention, beyond the pain, we're sure you'll find that it's worth it. Many people know that accepting the pain, meditating through the physical agony, can be an empowering and transformative experience. It can also not only help you realize that tattoo pain is temporary, but that this life is also temporary...always changing, always evolving. We need to use each day to the best of our ability! Which is why we hope you walk this earth with beauty and good intentions...
In this collection we have some Traditional foot tattoos as well as some Neo Tribal and Blackwork foot tattoos that include really intricate ornamentalism and pattern work. Using lines and dots to create a beautiful arrangement that highlights one of our favorite body parts...because, after all, we feel like people don't often take the jump on this one. And we'd love to see more feet tattoos skipping around these lovely planet.
Plus, let's be real, when you run out of space...it's usually the feet that are left. Or your bum. Sometimes armpits. But we'll get to those later. For now, we hope that these inspire you and that you share yours with us as well!!