Yes, foot tattoos are very painful. Important question before making foot tattoo is that are you ready to commit to take good care of your tattoo? If you want your foot tattoo to last you have to take good care of it when it is healing on the first place to avoid ink spreading, as it spreads here faster than in other areas. It means no shoes or socks until all the area is healed.
It is well worth the effort and pain you have to go through to enjoy foot tattoo as they are looking great and suite amazingly for names, quotes and phrases tattoos ideas.
Check foot name tattoo ideas gallery for an inspiration.