A lot of people seem to get type tattoos on their feet. Judging by images online, most of the tattoos are on women, and are inspirational (“Live Laugh Love,” or a serotonin molecule labeled “Stay Positive”). Some are foot-specific (“These feet are made for dancing”) and a few are names (“Amanda”). Many of them use the swooping, unreadable script I mentioned in my blog post Flash Font Friday. A large number of the tattoos are on the side of the foot, possibly so they’d be hidden by most women’s shoes.
These beautiful, custom prosthetics are made by Sophie de Oliveira Barata in Harlesden, UK in the Alternative Limb Project. Options are described as “Realistic, Surreal and Unreal.” With extensive design input from the amputee, Sophie can help him or her move from feeling that a prosthetic is a necessary evil to being proud of the new limb as an expression of their own style.
Two examples of “alternative” limbs with statements from the wearers, and one realistic limb: