It has unique behaviors and characteristics that differentiate it from other birds as having the ability to hunt insects in the air and prefers to always be accompanied, in large groups. Many consider it as the bird of departure and return because they are migratory, that is, they vacate cold places to go in search of rich foods in the most temperate places – that is why it is known as the signaling of the Spring. Its symbology is very positive, therefore, it is a very popular design in tattoos. In Greek mythology it is related to the goddess of the maternal essence, Isis, who transformed the night into an airplane by lamenting the death of her beloved husband. His image manifests the cycle of existence: life, death and resurrection. Islam religion sees it as the “bird of glory” and symbolizes abdication and good companion. In China it represents fertility and faithfulness, once these are always returned to their “homeland” after the period of migration. Already in Estonia it acquires greater importance: it is a national symbol and expresses freedom, autonomy and infinite happiness. The reproduction of the swallow in the tattoos had its beginning among the sailors of the 40s. As a bird that crossed the seas, traveled long distances and always returned safely, many looked for it to symbolize good luck and hope in the return to their homes. In addition, for being a species of monogâmica bird, it shows the true love, the integrity and the fidelity be with the family, couple, friends. Some adopt it to represent their experiences and adventures of life for being a migratory bird. Others choose to bring the spring cycle full of good energies, news, abundance and growth. In short, the models and styles are innumerable.
60 airplane tattoos to get inspired
Then see in our gallery of 60 amazing and wonderful suggestions of swallow tattoos and the scope of new flights:
Curved strokes with a meaningful phrase below
Symbols of luck
How about a duo of noise in the wrists?
Declaration of love for their parents
Swallow with a four leaf clover
Swallow in shades of gray on the arm
Feathers that fall while flying
A small, but remarkable swallow on the wrist
Realistic swallow on the wrist
Very delicate features shades of gray on the shoulder
Flying all over the back
Funny, affectionate and delicate in the arm
Soft version, with a funny touch
Swallow in shades of gray on the leg
In honor of pigeon
Bold and brave!
Swallow with the key and two initials
Messenger of love
Powerful trio in the arm
Autonomy, independence and audacity
How about using the imagination and embody that kind on the wrist?
Two swallows symbolizing freedom
Rich textures leave the swallow more vibrant and beautiful!
Tribute to someone important in your life
Well feminine with flowers and branch in beak
How about a funny swallow behind the ear?
The swallow represents eternal love and fidelity
The swallow unites people
No contours and watercolor make the tattoo more feminine, light and delicate
And now you are mine!
Swallow tattoo on the arm
Different designs throughout the body of the swallow
Swallows that prefer to live in groups
Lighting your family
Geometric swallow and black and white
Swallow in love with music
Geometric, striking and distinct
Perfect combination: swallow and flowers
Enjoy the body area and includes a beautiful texture
Two symbols of the sailors gathered
Swallow covered and black and white
Traditional drawing in the hand
The swallow easily adapts to any area of the body
In homage to his daughters
Realistic and well executed
The sign of spring
Precise lines, pointillism and different textures
Prefer color or b & n?
Add other elements to your tattoo and it will differ!
Amazing color combination!
Memorable drink in hand in shades of gray
If we were against the world, now I’m just me
Watercolor swallow: impossible not to fall in love!
Three swallows covered and small on the wrist
How about a contour swallow with very striking features?
Old school tattoo style
Minimalist, but full of style