As usual, I’ve got the 2 (or is it 3?) year itch to get some new ink. This year has been momentous in my running life, so I thought I’d get something to commemorate my accomplishments.
Have you seen any great running inspired tatttoos?
I thought about something simple, like this 13.1 on my heel – and then getting my 26.2 after my first full marathon in November. (Check out these totally busted up runner’s feet! Love the callouses.)
Then I started thinking perhaps I needed something a little bigger, or more meaningful or more design-y since I’m not a huge fan of literal tattoos – or word tattoos, in general.
I’ve seen a lot of folks with the Iron Man symbol, which kicks ass. My husband successfully completed the Tough Mudder and had intended to get that symbol (hasn’t happened yet). I’m don’t think I can promote a specific race though.
I really love “back of the neck” tattoos on women.
I think that’s a little too literal, but you can see where I’m going. I don’t want a silly symbol like that, but the placement is a possibility. Although I have shortish hair, so it’d probably be visible most of the time, which I’m not sure about.
This one is sort of cool too – subtle, elegant. Not sure where I’d put it, but I kinda like that it could have a simple 13.1 and 26.2 somewhere inside or up top.
This likeness of the Road Runner is sort of interesting, but not my style.
So maybe running tattoos are just ridiculous? I can’t seem to find any that are tasteful and not too literal.
Maybe I just need to suck it up and combine my obsession with all things Apple and running, like this.
Have you seen any cool running related tattoos? I promise not to steal your designs if you’re planning to get it yourself.