The swallow tattoo is a mainstream tattoo for women, although some men have them too. Swallow tattoos can be represented in a variety of different ways and combined with a variety of different symbols and elements, in different colors and sizes. So it can be used anywhere on the body as a tattoo.
Swallow Tattoos Designs and Meanings
Bird tattoos are becoming more and more popular, and the swallow is one of the most popular of them all.
Swallows live in America — north of Alaska and south to Chile — and have been depicted as Native American legends, in literature, folklore, and mythology, and often as a symbol of love. They are also strongly associated with the Aztecs, whose royalty and religious leaders carried feathers and dead swallows around their necks in small bags. The Aztecs believed dead warriors were reborn as swallows. Trinidad and Tobago are known as the “land of the swallows.”
The swallow is a unique and graceful bird. It can fly in all directions, even backwards and upside down, up to 25 miles per hour, and then stop on a dime. It eats up to fifty times a day just to stay alive due to the constant burning of energy. The swallow is often colored with flowers that it couldn’t survive for, without blossoms, and flowers couldn’t survive.
Because the swallow is so small it has to work hard to survive. A tattoo of a swallow can represent these difficulties of people who have gone through a lot in life. Many people can relate to these and use the swallow as a symbol of strength. It can also represent life for people who live and love life to the fullest.
Swallow Tattoo Meanings
Although the swallow tattoo often depicts overcoming difficult times, it has many other meanings as well, including love, joy, hope, life and charm, and in many different cultures the swallow is a symbol of peace.
One of the most important characteristics of the swallow is that it is always on the go. The tattoo represents energy and strength, hard work and tireless efforts. You can be a person who strives to do a good job and get things done. One of these meanings can be well represented by the swallow tattoo.
Swallow Tattoo Designs and Styles
The swallow can be designed creatively with many color options and is usually accompanied by flowers, clouds, rainbows, butterflies, dragonflies and plants.
Whether the swallow tattoo is for you or not, make sure that you research all of the possible designs, styles and meanings. You should make sure you know what it represents.