Tattoos may be placed on the bottom of the foot. However, the tattoo application feels more intense because there is less surrounding muscle and bones and tendons are closer to the surface.
According to Whole Addiction Piercing and Tattoo, a tattoo on the bottom of the foot heals fast because the skin grows rapidly. As a result, this may lead to ink rejection or spreading lines. The risk of infection is also higher due to the foot's exposure to ground contamination. The area should be cleaned meticulously several times a day. Swelling is normal, but the discomfort may be alleviated with foot elevation and the use of an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen.