In search of a operating tattoo—here is some inspiration

Discovering the suitable tattoo isn’t simple, however for a lot of, a tattoo holds symbolic which means on a private degree. We requested the Canadian Operating Instagram group to share and submit the pictures of their distinctive operating tattoos, and so they delivered! Right here’s a take a look at a few of our favourites and the which means behind them.


“Momento mori coin” – @andrewvanderburg

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A momento mori coin is an object that represents a warning or reminder of loss of life. For ultra-trail runner Andrew Vanderburg, it reminds him of his lengthy path races and the ache he has endured throughout them. 

“The XC spike” – @m.marshall.90

Photograph: Instagram/@m.marshall.90

For Michael Marshall, his tattoo of an unlaced cross-country spike illustrates the three years he spent competing for his collegiate cross-country group. In line with Marshall, he even introduced his XC spike in for the artist whereas getting the tattoo!

“A bit of reminder” – @runhardrunfast19

Photograph: Instagram/@runhardrunfast19

This tattoo is significant for runner Kim Stiff as a result of it reminds her to “simply run”. Stiff select to get these phrases tattooed on her proper forearm so she sees it on each run she goes on. She had the “run arduous, run quick, simply run” to start out, then added the 26.2 after she accomplished her first marathon.

“Marathon maps” – @jonathanichikama

Photograph: Instagram/@jonathanichikama

That is neat thought! Vancouver’s Jonathan Ichikama has the maps of all of the marathons he’s accomplished on his left leg. His most up-to-date tattoo is from the 2022 New York Metropolis Marathon. Ichikama additionally has the course maps of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, California Worldwide Marathon (CIM) and the Victoria Marathon.

“The marathon brand” – @natearsenault22

Photograph: Instagram/@natearsenault22

You sometimes see some runners get the 42.2 (or 26.2) or Boston Marathon brand tattooed on them after they end, however for Nathan Arsenault of P.E.I., he went with a bit extra symbolic route as soon as he completed his first marathon. Arsenault bought a shoe print within the form of the island, a runner, and clearly, the marathon distance. A+ for creativity!

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