For the uninitiated, 26.2 is the number of miles run in a marathon. To complete such a marathon is an extraordinary accomplishment, and worth celebrating in tattoo art for all to admire.
More than just a mere number on the flesh, the 26.2 tattoo can worn a number of ways, and tell just as many personal stories.
Location often plays a large part in the marathon memory. Where were you when you finished the marathon? What part of the region, city, people, or your fellow runners stands out in your mind as fresh as if it happened yesterday? These details make up the marathon experience, and for that reason many people opt to surround their 26.2 tattoo with images and symbols pertaining to the day and event. Some marathon pros choose to frame their 26.2 tattoo with symbolic plants, animals, geometric shapes, foot imprints, and even the faces of loved ones who cheered them on.
Completing a marathon is a superhuman feat, and deserves a tattoo you can wear with pride for the rest of your life. Worn on the arm, shoulder, or ankle, you’ll be sure to catch the eye of those in passing–though judging by your marathon achievements, they’ll have to run to catch a glimpse.