July 30th, 2013. Tattoo Design, Cool Swallow Tattoos Design.
At first swallow tattoos were worn by sailors as to show off their experience in sailing. One swallow was to show that the sailor had sailed around 9.25 km. While it might not mean much nowadays, but back then, it was a great distance which any sailor with swallow tattoo was considered as an experienced sailor.
Swallow tattoos used to be the preference of sailors. There are stories behind. One says that it is because swallows were the first bird a sailor would see once he set foot on land. Another says because swallows liked to fly alongside the ships. Swallows are also believed as a good omen for sailors. Swallows have a tendency to return to the same location every year to build a nest and find a mate. That is why it was believed sailors who had tattoo of swallow would return home.
Now, swallows represent love, hope and achievement. Swallows also mean a new life. So having tattoo of swallows can mean that you are starting over. Swallows can be seen as a good omen that things are going to be better soon, or as a warning that danger is coming. That is why some people choose to have two swallows as tattoo as to represent both things at once.Cute Swallow Tattoo DesignsHand Swallow Tattoo DesignsSleeve Swallow Tattoo DesignsSwallow Tattoo Designs
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