13 years ago
aperfectplaceadifferenttime

I have a question about a tattoo on my foot?

Hey, I just turned 18 a few weeks ago, and I want a tattoo, i'm thinking about getting a tattoo of a dancer. Then beside the dancer i'm going to get the words "tiny dancer", I was born prematurely, so I think that it really fits, but i'm going to get the words in Greek, because i'm half Greek, so it really symbolizes who I am. Does anyone know how you spell out "tiny dancer" in Greek? Also.. do you think this is a good idea, because orignally I was just going to get a simple star, but I started thinking a bit more, and I thought of this idea. Also.. for anyone that has a tattoo on their foot, how much did it hurt and what did you have to do to care for it?
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13 years ago
sand3419
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Feet are very very painful. If another spot is an option, think about this for a bit. Otherwise, I would advise finding someone who is Greek if you do not know someone. A good way to do this, is to find a Greek restaurant and give them a call. More than likely there would be someone who would be happy to help you out. You don't have to tell them it is for a tattoo, if you think that that would slow up their response. But I think a person that speaks the language is your best bet for accuracy. You need to be sure that you get it right. Oh, I ran across this picture, the idea is good (although it is obviously drawn by a young person) - your tattoo artist could tweak the image and writing to your liking: http://sassysweetpea.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/tinydancer.jpg
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13 years ago
Anonymous
Well, I don't have a tattoo on my foot or any tattoos at that. but I've heard feet tattoos hurt a lot because you have a ton of nerves and pain sensors in your feet. (although I think they're mostly in the bottem of your feet.) Oh, "Tiny Dancer" doesn't translate exactly to greek instead it's little or small dancer. Which translates to "μικρή χορεύτρια" I't looks pretty cool! Maybe you should get it tattooed inside of the star. Although more tattoo means more pain. :D well, I think it's a cute idea, but remember it'll be with you forever! :D well I hope I helped you!
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13 years ago
Andre G
I love the idea, it gets really old tattooing stars on every other girl for their first tattoo, week in, and week out. Im sorry I cant help with the greek part :-( But I can tell you the foot is known to hurt pretty good... but, no pain, no gain, millions of people have sat through it, no sweat, right? ;-)
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13 years ago
dancing_heather
It hurts, REALLY REALLY... I mean really bad. But after awhile as with any other tat it starts to get numb and don't hurt so much. But mine took a total of 1 hour and it was some harsh pain. Care for it like a normal tat. I used a Greek-English translator and it says tiny dancer is: πολύ μικρός χορευτής
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13 years ago
*Mandi*
I have two friends with tattoos on their feet. ITs been years since they have gotten them and they still look great, so dont listen to these people who say they fade quickly-it just all depends on how you take care of it. The pain from a tattoo on a foot isnt as bad as some areas. So you should be ok. Basically after you get your tattoo your artist will give you instructions on how to properly care for it. wash with antibacterial sopa, apply a scent free lotion for 10 days. Keep out of sun and swimming pools. I think your tattoo idea is great and original. Go for it :)
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13 years ago
tiny_lil_hottie
the less flesh an area has the more chances of bleed out, where the ink seems to spread outside of the original design. the feet fade quickly. fleshier areas are less painful, but i have to give warning. tiny details tend to look like crap after a few years, work with open designs taken care of (sunscreen..even if its just chap-stick with spf) will still look great many years later. i have 1that's over 8 years old that still looks new and 1 that's just 2 that looks horrible cause it had tiny details.
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13 years ago
courtknee
it hurts on your foot cause it is on the bone. wait 6 months before you actually go through with the tattoo. and do your research on your tattoo artists! look at their portfolios!
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13 years ago
Anonymous
I have one on top of my left foot...cantonese actually...anyway I got it about a year ago and just put lotion on it for a couple of weeks and it healed perfectly. I love it! It hurt though getting it, worse than I thought initially. But it was so worth it. Good luck!
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13 years ago
Pink Lantana
i agree with the other answer, from what i understand the foot is the one place where tattoos fade the quickest, weeks. think about another spot or actually wait till you are older. just to make sure.
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13 years ago
xXcheerXx
That sounds like a good idea for a tattoo. But tattoos on feet fade and run. And they also hurt quite badly.
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