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i always wanted a foot one. I was told they fade because of the footwear rubbing. so you really have to choose a part of foot that won't ever chafe...top of foot more than side? I actually don't know how true it is though. My wrist and back ones are both black and have faded quite a bit naturally . I forget to sunscreen my wrist one.
They do fade a bit. I have one large one on my ankle and it's faded a lot over 20 years... dh is covered in tattoos and some older ones have faded a bit. The main thing is don't get tiny writing as it will blurr!
Oh poo the writing blurs? I wanted a little line of writing along the side of my foot. It'll fade and blur wont it? I already have one with writing on my thigh but I really wanted it on the side of my foot. Where else could I have it?
My friend is a tattooist so I'm constantly picking his brain on these things.
He told me that it all depends on how you let the tattoo heal depends on how faded it will become. So for example a hand/foot tattoo will fade quicker as a lot of people wear incorrect shoes for the healing process therefore tattoo is considered damaged by 6 weeks. Also if you don't use sun cream that will fade a tattoo a lot.
Obv tattoos will fade over time but if you look after your tattoo correctly within the healing time you should be able to keep it bright for quite some time.
i have bright pink flowers on top of my foot.have had them now for about 5 years.i find that using foot moisturizer on them (Or whatever cream you use) helps keep them looking good.Also if you go out in the sun put plenty of suncream on them/it.