Swallow Tattoo Ideas And Designs

Swallow Tattoo Ideas And Designs

Sailors would usually get swallow tattoos on their chest as it was a symbol of “experience”. Sailors that have traveled 5,000 nautical miles or more would usually get a swallow tattoo to represent their travels. If you ran into a sailor that had two swallow tattoo designs, you would consider him an experienced sailor. Sailors would also get a swallow tattoo for sailing across the seven seas. The swallow tattoo is also a symbol of “good luck”. Swallows could be considered as a lucky tattoo design. Back in the past, sailing the oceans was a dangerous business. It wouldn’t hurt at all to have a little good luck on your side. Sailors would get swallow tattoos for protection and good omen.

Many men and women may choose swallow tattoo designs to represent a new chapter in their life, a new beginning. There’s dozens of tattoos designs that can represent this meaning, one is the swallow. We all go through hard times in our life. We all have our ups and our downs. You may be longing for a fresh start and the swallow tattoo is a perfect choice to symbolize that. Not only will your swallow tattoo represent your new start, it will also always be there to remind you to keep on your new path.

You may have noticed that there are many different people that have two swallow tattoos. Those who wear two swallow tattoos can represent freedom. The swallow is free in nature and able to go where ever they want. Swallow tattoos on the fist represent someone that is a good fighter. The swallow tattoo has also been considered a prison tattoo. In the prison system, swallow tattoos are used to represent white power. This stands as a racial type of tattoo that shows you are only affiliated with the white race.

Swallow tattoos come in a variety of different designs, colors, and sizes. Due to all the symbolic meanings, it will leave you with many different options to weigh out before you choose a design. Swallow tattoos can be portrayed with clovers, hearts, stars, flowers, banners, locks, and much more. Before you make a final choice on your design, make sure you do your research. Look over what this tattoo stands for and represents. Try getting a tattoo that is unique and meaningful to you. If you feel that the swallow tattoo design is not for you, be sure to check out more articles on tattoo styles, designs, ideas, and more in the links below. Thanks for reading.

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tsmog 2 years ago from Escondido, CA Level 5 Commenter

Awesome! I am overwhelmed with the information, intrigue, and mystery of the meanings, (especially to the individual of the tat’) I have a large scar on my back from lung surgery. I have always wanted an Eastern Dragon using the scar line as an artistic guide. NOW, I am very enthusiastic regarding mixing in a swallow(s) with it. The puzzle pieces are coming together, I guess smile. Well, I’m off to look up the history of San Juan Capistrano and return of the swallows.

Rosemay50 2 years ago from Hawkes Bay NewZealand Level 4 Commenter

I so enjoyed reading the information in this hub, fascinating. Wondered why sailors liked swallows, didn’t realise it was the fist bird they were likely to see.

Great hub Ricky

Voting up

b. Always a Fascinating as well as Educational read. You always put so much into these Hubs and it shows. Thanks for sharing the Art of Tattooing.

Now these are lovely and colorful tattoos. Real interesting. Glad you found it interesting. I agree, that would be a great tattoo to cover the scars. The dragon is as well. I say go for it though, you only live once.

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