42 Good, Bad, And Questionable Tattoos For People Who Love Running

Show the world you were born to run by getting it marked on your skin.

Some people are pretty casual when it comes to running. Others are far more intense about it. For some, trail running is a thing to do now and then. While for others, it’s a way of life. Wherever you sit on the spectrum of running love though, it’s probably fair to say that if you’ve got a tattoo that’s literally dedicated to the activity of running…you’re more keen on it than most.

In honour of the 42km distance of modern day marathons, we’ve compiled together a collection of 42 good, bad, and questionable running tattoos for you to look at. Will you be jogging down to your local tattoo parlour after viewing these? It’s impossible to say.

1) To be, or not to be

2) “I just felt like running”

3) Runners Life 1102

4) Simples

5) 26.2


7) Retro

8) The bell with legs. The bell that runs

9) Ronnie Red-Shoes

10) The pink ribbon

11) Running sucks? Well, that’s a matter of opinion

12) These shoes have got some miles in them…literally

13) The Hare and Tortoise

14) Running in every season

15) The outlines of a runner

16) 42.2

17) Keep on running

18) LIVE FAST. RUN FAST (and grow a magnificent moustache)


20) Stranger Things

21) Just RUN!

22) Blurred

23) Inky

24) Keeping count

25) You can do it

26) Childish stylings

27) The science behind “runner’s high”

28) Skeleton in a sombrero

29) Animal

30) Marathon Des Sables

31) Every start has a finish

32) Sprinting out the blocks

33) Six lines to make a runner

34) Echoes of the runner

35) Athenian

36) Silhouette

37) Wings

38) Trainers

39) Proudly on the ankle

40) Keep running (with winged shoes)

41) Run Free

42) “I’m pretty tired…I think I’ll go home now”

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