The skin on the hand and foot is much different from the skin on
the rest of the body. As such a tattoo on these areas has issues
and consequences that are different from tattoos on other parts
of the body.
1. Tattoos on the hands and feet will spread more over time. All
tattoos spread some due to migration of the ink over time. Hands
and feet tattoos will spread more and faster than tattoos
located on other parts of the body. Because of the spread issue,
designs on the hands and feet must be very graphic in nature and
cannot be too detailed. If they are very detailed and small
within a short amount of time the tattoo will loose it's
definition and become blurred.
2. The body may not accept tattoos on the palms of the hand and
soles of the foot. Often a ring tattooed on a finger will not
take well on the palm side… leaving a patchy mess. The same is
true for the soles of the feet.
3. There is greater chance of infection associated with a hand
or foot tattoo. Hands and feet get dirty… we use them to do our
daily tasks and to walk through the grimy city. Extra care and
attention will need to be paid during the entire healing time
4. During the healing period you cannot wear any shoe or sock
that will rub the healing tattoo. If a sock or shoe rubs on an
unhealed tattoo it can blur the tattoo or rub it out of the
skin. No nylon stockings can be worn while the tattoo heals, as
they do not allow the tattoo to breath.
5. A healed tattoo can be rubbed out on the foot if the
placement is such that your shoe will routinely rub it.
6. Diabetics cannot receive a tattoo below the knee due to
issues with healing.
7. Tattoos on the hands and feet are PAINFUL! It is not
recommended that your first tattoo be in either of these
8. There is no guarantee on tattoos on the hand or foot. All
touch-ups will be at the expense of the client.
9. There is a handling charge for a hand or foot tattoo in
addition to the actual application cost. The handling fee is
$50.00. The tattoo application cost will be dependant on the
time it takes to complete the application.