In a baby footprint tattoo, many parents choose a design using strong black ink with the child's name and birth date around the print. Parents should work with a tattoo artist to create a design suiting their taste.
Some parents vary the traditional dark black ink by using a colored ink for the footprints, such as blue for a boy and pink for a girl. Adding a colored outline around black ink is another good idea. Many parents display their child's name in a banner or using an elaborate font. Yet another idea is forming the child's footprints into a design such as a butterfly or tree.