Footprint tattoos. Ever wonder why people get a tattoo? What is it for, and why is that particular design? Each tattooed individual has their own reasons. Most of the time, a tattoo signifies something, like the lotus flower, but have you seen footprint tattoos? What does it mean and who would usually get it?
What are footprints? They’re traces of yours or someone else’s steps, right? Well, check out these 25 Footprint Tattoos to Leave Your Trace.
1. Star-spangled footprint tattoo
This would have been nice if the stars were colored and properly tattooed.
2. Black footprint tattoo
I believe this is the actual footprint of the child. You’ll be seeing more of these below.
3. Footprint tattoos on the calf
I could think of anywhere else than having footprint tattoos on the calf. But then again, you don’t see this every day.
4. Backlight baby footprint tattoo
This is so cool.
5. Colorful butterfly footprint tattoos
You’ll be seeing quite of these a lot, but this one has my vote for the prettiest butterfly footprint tattoo.
6. Colorful actual footprint tattoos
Blue for the boys and pink for the little girl.
7. Unique and colorful footprint tattoos
I don’t usually see this kind of footprint tattoo. It looks yummy. LOL . This art is done by Laura Black of Firefly Tattoo.
8. Alex’s footprints
This footprint tattoo is quite different from all others in this article, but nonetheless, beautiful.
9. Memorial footprint tattoo of a loss
A mom had her baby’s footprint tattooed on her, after a 19 week old miscarriage. The baby’s ashes were mixed in the ink.
10. Footprint tattoo behind ear
This one is cute, isn’t it? I would like it much better in a different color, like red for example.
11. Animal footprint/paw print tattoos
Here’s something different on the list, animal footprints are also cute.
12. Footprint and Godly quote tattoo
Here’s a sweet quote and footprint tattoo that says “Every time I think of you, I give thanks to God”. I think the quote is kind of messy though.
13. 3 butterfly footprint tattoos
I’m not sure if these are footprints of 6 children or just a pair of footprints for 3 children.
14. Pink butterfly footprint tattoo
Obviously, this is Abrianna’s footprint who was born on February 2, 2011.
15. Mini footprint tattoo
Are you familiar with the Hangten clothing brand? Well, this one looks a bit of that and it’s cute at the back of the neck.
16. Heart-shaped footprint tattoos
I love the originality of this tattoo. These are the footprints of the owner’s two kids. Christopher and Aliana.
17. Dylan’s footprint tattoo
A child named Dylan has his mini version of a footprint tattoo on his mom’s back.
18. Hayden and Abel’s heart footprint tattoo
It’s so sweet of the mom who had her son’s name and footprints tattooed on her hip. The design is quite original as well.
19. Footprints in the Sand quote tattoo
You’ll be seeing quite a lot of this quote tattoo with footprints tattoo.
20. Realistic footprints in the sand tattoo
The wave’s details are so amazing.
21. Walk by Faith footprint tattoo
Some people just have the quote tattooed, but this one made sure to include footprints on it.
22. Foot and handprint tattoos with a sentimental quote
These are really nice words and tattoos of a parent who dearly loved her child.
23. Joseph and Zander’s footprint tattoos
Footprint tattoos on the feet.
24. Footprints wrist tattoo
So these are very tiny footprint tattoos and I like the effect that it looks like a scar and a tattoo at the same time.
25. Both parents with footprint tattoos
It’s so sweet for both mom and dad to have your footprint tattoos on them.
As you can see, the footprint tattoos have a great significance to the person wearing them, either it’s a footprint of their children and newborn babies or a memorial of the baby they lost. Some also get it because of the famous beautiful poem ,“Footprints on the Sand”. My favorite tattoos are those of the dads who have their babies’ footprints tattooed on them. Most people who get them are sentimental and it’s nice that their tattoo is meaningful to them. There’s nothing better than a tattoo with a nice story.