Can Foot Tattoos Rub Off?

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According to, tattoos on the feet can rub off and fade quicker than tattoos in other places. This is because the skin on the feet is constantly rubbed and irritated by socks, shoes and walking.

A foot tattoo usually needs to be touched up every few years due to fading, which is generally more often than other tattoos. Other problems to be aware of are the high pain level of foot tattoos, a longer and more difficult healing time and a greater risk of infection and sun damage.