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12 Roadrunner Tattoo Designs & Meaning

The roadrunners (genus Geococcyx) are two species of swift-moving ground cuckoos with long tails and crests. They are often referred to as chaparral birds. 

Habitat- They are often found in the southwest, south-central, and Mexico-arid areas. They recently expanded their geographic range eastward into Louisiana and Missouri. 

Speed- Despite having the ability to fly, roadrunners usually flee from danger. On the ground, some have been recorded traveling at 32 km/h (20 mph), while others have reached 43 km/h (27 mph). It is a bird that was designed to run. It can outrun a person. 

Eating habit- The roadrunner typically works in unison with another roadrunner to kill rattlesnakes by sneaking up on the snake, pinning its head, and then slamming it against a rock while the snake is distracted by hopping and flapping. A roadrunner will stroll around with a length of snake still sticking out of its bill, eating it a little at a time while the snake digests if the prey is too lengthy to take all at once. With no negative consequences, they consume venomous prey like scorpions and venomous lizards. 

Adaptability– Their ability to secrete a solution of highly concentrated salt from a gland directly in front of each eye, which consumes less water than excreting it via their kidneys and urinary tract, is one of several adaptations they have developed to survive in the deserts of the American Southwest. Roadrunners have a two-foot wingspan, a strong beak, a blue-black crest, and mottled plumage that fits well with dusk-colored bushes. They keep their slim bodies almost parallel to the ground when running and steer using their long tails.  They can live up to at least 7 years, according to banding records. 

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Cartoon– The 1949-created Warner Bros. cartoon characters Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, who were the focus of an extensive run of theatrical animation shorts, are largely responsible for popularizing the roadrunner. The smart, sneaky, and ravenous Coyote makes many unsuccessful efforts to catch and then consume the Road Runner in each episode. Because of the sound that the roadrunner in the cartoon produced rather than the sound that a genuine roadrunner makes, many have the misunderstanding that roadrunners say “meep, meep,” and that they are considerably quicker than coyotes. In truth, a coyote can sprint at a speed twice that of a roadrunner. 

Meaning of the roadrunner tatoo

In Native American and Mexican mythology and belief systems, roadrunners have a particular position. The birds were admired for their bravery, power, endurance, and speed. Pueblo tribes employ the unusual X-shaped footprint of the roadrunner, which has two toes pointing forward and two backward, as sacred emblems to ward against evil. Evil spirits are said to be discouraged from following since the X shape obscures the direction the bird is traveling. 

Many people use roadrunner as a tattoo choice for reasons such as its popularity, beliefs surrounding the bird, and traditions associated with some races or simply because they like the bird. 

Realistic roadrunner tattoo

It is a realistic-looking roadrunner with color, looking backward with its sharp beak pointing in that direction and its long tail pointing upwards, which could possibly mean that they are being on alert for a predator like a coyote or they are just being cautious. 

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Roadrunner tattoo Albuquerque

The largest city in New Mexico is Albuquerque. is a paradise for anyone who enjoys delicious food, interesting culture, and thrilling activities. This city is well-known for its striking surroundings, which range from mountain ranges to arid deserts. Albuquerque is a great place to take in the landscape as it is located amidst all this natural splendor. This tattoo is a combination of the roadrunner and the scenery of Albuquerque showing its desert with cactus branches and a huge sun behind, to show the harsh condition of the desert and how the animals living there, still thrive under it.

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Roadrunner tattoo Albuquerque
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Tribal roadrunner tattoo

To sight, a roadrunner is considered lucky in several Mexican Indian tribes. Most Mexican Indians utilized roadrunner meat as a folk treatment to treat disease or to increase endurance and strength, while certain tribes in Mexico believed the bird to be holy and never killed it. The roadrunner in this tattoo is painted in different colors to acknowledge the joy this bird is believed to bring to the community. 

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New Mexico roadrunner tattoo

New Mexico roadrunner tattoo
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Plymouth roadrunner tattoo

This tattoo shows the very popular cartoon character from the Loony Toons series involving a roadrunner and coyote. The bird is extremely cartoonish with no realism but people sometimes get this tattoo to get back to the nostalgia this cartoon used to bring in their childhood.

Plymouth roadrunner tattoo
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Roadrunner cartoon tattoo

Roadrunner cartoon tattoo
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Roadrunner coyote tattoo

This is the infamous coyote named Wile E. Coyote from the popular cartoon series. His archenemy was the roadrunner who he could not capture no matter the schemes he used. People used to like this character along with the roadrunner because of its perseverance and willpower to catch the roadrunner no matter what.

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Simple roadrunner tattoo

Simple roadrunner tattoo
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Roadrunner bird tattoo

Roadrunner bird tattoo
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Roadrunner tattoo black and white

This is a complete black and white roadrunner tattoo which is popular among many people as not everyone likes to color their tattoos and simply wants something ordinary and not so visible or dazzling. 

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Small roadrunner tattoo

This is a minimalist tattoo design of roadrunner if someone wants to have a small tattoo that is not too gleaming and visible, then they can get this one.

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Traditional roadrunner tattoo

Traditional roadrunner tattoo
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