Toe tattoos are a fun way to express yourself. They are also a great way to fulfill the urge to get a tattoo, and also the need to be able to hide it.
There is some pain involved in getting a toe tattoo. There is not much fat between the skin and bone to cushion the needle during the tattoo process. This can also be a difficult tattoo for your artist to apply if you are prone to flinch when your feet are touched.
When considering what design to have tattooed on your toe, choose wisely. You really want to think about the size and detail. If you choose something with a lot of detail, it may appear blurry once it is complete. The toe is a very small area, and there is not much room there for intricate detail in a tattoo. The best choice would be a simple design.
Some common choices for toe tattoos include:
Toe ring tattoos are becoming increasingly popular. A permanent toe ring that you do not have to worry about loosing, and that you do not have to clean constantly. Several people love to wear toe rings, but find that they often fall off, or get very dirt, very quick. A toe ring tattoo seems to be a great solution. Many artists however, suggest that rather than having the ring tattooed around the entire toe, that you opt to only have the top half inked.
Although the toe is a neat and unique place for a tattoo, if it is not cared for properly it can look worn and unattractive. When you get your toe tat, make sure to wear slide on shoes like flip flops, so when you leave, you shoe is not rubbing your toe. Wearing slide on shoes will also allow your feet to breath. Tattoos on the toe are also prone to wear and tear. The foot holds moisture when you wear socks which in turn makes the skin shed. This can lead to the need for touch ups in the future. The location is also a factor in color fade. Many artists recommend that you get black ink as opposed to colored ink.
Toe tattoos are relatively small and do not require much ink, making them cost less than a sleeve or back piece.
Whatever design you decide to go with on your toe, always make sure you research your artist. Look at examples of their work, and possibly even reviews. A tattoo is a permanent piece of art work, so you want to get the best possible service.