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« Reply #2740 on: May 08, 2006 09:08:58 PM »

So I have a question. Today my friend laughed in my face because I said something about foot tattoos fading more quickly than others, because shoes rub against them a lot and such. After a while of "Nuh uh," "yes huh," he said that MAYBE when they're healing, that happens, but once they've healed, it doesn't matter how much they are rubbed by shoes. I'm not satisfied, though. Am I completely off base here? I do not have (am not old enough to get) any tattoos, but I am a fan, and I read this thread and look at other tattoo sites pretty constantly, so I thought I knew a good amount about them. But maybe not.
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« Reply #2741 on: May 08, 2006 09:21:05 PM »

So I have a question. Today my friend laughed in my face because I said something about foot tattoos fading more quickly than others, because shoes rub against them a lot and such. After a while of "Nuh uh," "yes huh," he said that MAYBE when they're healing, that happens, but once they've healed, it doesn't matter how much they are rubbed by shoes. I'm not satisfied, though. Am I completely off base here? I do not have (am not old enough to get) any tattoos, but I am a fan, and I read this thread and look at other tattoo sites pretty constantly, so I thought I knew a good amount about them. But maybe not.

i don't think it's the shoes, its the sun and the fact that your skin is thinner i think. (i could be wrong on that second thing), but i do know that tattoos fade more quickly on hands and feet
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« Reply #2742 on: May 08, 2006 09:41:04 PM »

The two biggest enemies of tattoos: Sun and Friction. Those'll kill 'em faster than anything else.

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« Reply #2743 on: May 08, 2006 11:48:23 PM »

So I have a question. Today my friend laughed in my face because I said something about foot tattoos fading more quickly than others, because shoes rub against them a lot and such. After a while of "Nuh uh," "yes huh," he said that MAYBE when they're healing, that happens, but once they've healed, it doesn't matter how much they are rubbed by shoes. I'm not satisfied, though. Am I completely off base here? I do not have (am not old enough to get) any tattoos, but I am a fan, and I read this thread and look at other tattoo sites pretty constantly, so I thought I knew a good amount about them. But maybe not.

Speaking as someone who got their foot tattooed yesterday - my tattooist said that because feet don't have as great circulation as other parts of the body, it's harder to heal and takes a little bit longer, so that's the reason it might fade/lose colour whilst healing. Most of my shoes are pretty low and don't hit the tattoo anyway. When it's healed, I don't think it would be affected by rubbing from shoes and stuff. Don't hold me to it though Smiley
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« Reply #2744 on: May 09, 2006 05:45:17 AM »

My foot tattoo has faded quite a bit since I got it in 1992...
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« Reply #2745 on: May 09, 2006 03:31:11 PM »

I just posted this pic in another thread, but here's one of my tattoos.  It's on my left shoulder blade.  I still don't have any pictures of the more recent one, which looks like henna and is on my lower back.   Undecided

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« Reply #2746 on: May 09, 2006 04:23:37 PM »

I still don't have any pictures of the more recent one, which looks like henna and is on my lower back.   Undecided

Ooh, are you pleased with it? I think a henna-colored tattoo would be so pretty, but I haven't really seen any around.
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« Reply #2747 on: May 09, 2006 05:57:41 PM »



Here is my henna color tattoo! Sorry for the crappy phone pic. Its on my neck.
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« Reply #2748 on: May 09, 2006 06:38:02 PM »

That's so pretty, gypsygurl!
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« Reply #2749 on: May 09, 2006 07:04:33 PM »

Oh! Henna coloured tattoos...What a fabulous idea!  Shocked
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