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Foot tattoos

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by drsarbes, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

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    Is this cute or what?

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  2. Had a girlfriend a long time ago with a tattoo on the top of her foot over EDB. It faded, so she had it re-coloured and couldn't walk for a few days after. Nice.
  3. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    I have a hand tatoo.

    Based on an original drawing by Andy Warhol

  4. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    can't seem to view that.
    can you upload it?
  5. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    They are addictive. At university I had a smiley tattooed on the plantar distal aspect of each toe. I loved them. Unfortunately weightbearing areas being subject to pressure the tats eventually faded & now some (lots actually) of years later all that remains are a few dots on the areas which were subjected to less pressure.

    Tats are of course personal choice. Some love them, some hate them.

    Personally I think they're funky. Never regretted any of mine. Although the HMS Victory across my back may not be to everyones taste. ;)
  6. TRUE STORY: There is a world famous (in Plymouth) tattooist on Union Street. Some years ago, I happened to be walking past and noticed the sign on the door which read: "Closed in Wensdays". Do you know, I wouldn't take any chances with lettering at that establishment.

    Always fancied an anchor with a "W" in front of it, don't know what it means, but I saw it on somebody's arm once and thought it looked special;)

    ANOTHER TRUE STORY: After "a" levels and during my summer break before starting podiatry school I worked in a factory, operating a power-press to manufacture parts for the once great British motor industry. One of the chaps I worked with had: "Adam and the Ants" tattooed on his forehead. Nice work fella.:bash:
  7. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member


    Had a patient not too long ago that had her children's names tattoed on her ankle.
    I asked why her husband's name wasn't there (he was in the exam room as well).

    She looked at me, then him, then back at me and said "my kids will always be my kids, I'm not so sure about him being my husband forever"


  8. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    Just for you.

    I am often asked which Triad I belong to as hand tattoos can indicate an 'assassin.'


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  9. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Tis true, tattoos are 'forever'

    My most recent addition is of my beloved husbands name on the inside of my right wrist.

    Himself asked if we ever divorced would I have a flower tat' over his name to disguise it.

    'No darling,' I replied. 'I would have 'is a w*nker added under it.'

  10. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    Toeslayer.......very nice!
    Must me the "dressed to kill" assassins.
  11. A patient of mine - in her late 80's, pink cardie, pearls, epitome "Gran", had her first first tat inked on her ankle - on her 70th birthday. A ladybird.
    It immediately became my goal to emmulate her. 35 years to go.
  12. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member


    I started getting ink done when I was researching infection control procedures. At the time the Society had renaiged on issuing guidelines on preventing blood borne infection. This was in part due to a survey report they had commissioned earlier which showed a significant chunk of the membership did not have access to sterilisation facilities. Meantime the non registered chiropodists (UK) had useful guidelines issued by the Department of Health and as part of the same package so too had tattooists. Being in Edinburgh (high HIV population) and responsible for teaching infection control I took myself to the local parlour to watch the artists in action. That day I came away with my first tat. Several year laters I was working in NZ and decided I would have a Maori tattoo. Well would you Adam and Eve it, the Maori tattooist recognised the earlier works and named the artist. Apparently he has a special pink colour which is unique to his parlour and is his signature, worldwide. Seems I have the ideal skin (canvas) for ink and so that led me to an Aboriginal tattoo which I could not get in Australia. The artists were either racist or PC and I had to go to Chelmsford, UK to get it. The parlour there was a shrine to Elvis - most enjoyable experience. Finding an artist to do the hand tattoo was a challenge too because at the time many refused to work on the hands. It was once illegal to do so but the artist community is a sticky bunch and if they dont like you then no tattoo. Eventually I found a gang tattooist eager to oblige. Been to quality tattoo parlours all over the world and they all seem to operate good infection control procedures. The footnote to this story is I thought having ink done to myself would prevent my children from getting tattoos. After all if dad had it must be the 'uncoolist thing,' but it did not quite work out that way.

  13. DPJ

    DPJ Member

    Hi all, I have a patient (85 yr's old) who had his birth surname tatoo-ed on the sole of his foot. Was this common practise in the U.K?
  14. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    I can trump that. I was once at a welcoming party for my football team, and this nutter in front of me had a dotted line from one ear to the other that passed across his neck. Next to it was a pair of scissors with "cut here" emblazoned across it.

    Stokies eh!
  15. Frederick George

    Frederick George Active Member

    From the trivia department, you may not know that the word "tattoo" comes from the South Pacific island cultures, where the tattoos were (and still are) done in the traditional fashion. Ink is spread on the skin and sharp stick is hit twice by another stick, to penetrate the skin and make the mark. The sound it makes is "tat" and then "too."
  16. philmyfeet

    philmyfeet Member

    I have a foot print tattoo'd on my bottom. I was not sure at the time if I wanted the print of a foot or a paw so I designed it myself as a wide foot with 4 toes. I qualify this Summer and I have promised myself that I will go back and have the hallux put on.

    The scary thing is that I had it done about nine years ago even before I had even thought about studying podiatry.
  17. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member

    how about this one ?

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  18. Wendy

    Wendy Active Member

    But has it been found yet? ;)
  19. drsarbes

    drsarbes Well-Known Member


    I haven't found it yet, but I'm sure it's at the bottom of a wine glass OR on someone's foot.
    I'll keep looking.


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