Swallow Tattoos

Swallow Tattoos

A swallow tattoo is a great addition to any ink enthusiast’s collection. Swallows are part of a family of birds called passerine birds, they are found in every continent in the world excluding Antarctica.

The swallow tattoo is an iconic design in tattoo history, it is the most popular bird tattoo to get.

Check below for outstanding original swallow tattoo designs and for great traditional swallow tattoos by clicking here.

Swallow Tattoo by Tattooist Banul
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Swallow Tattoo by Sasha Unisex
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Swallow Tattoo by Chen Jie
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Swallow Tattoo by Alianil Ercel
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Swallow Tattoo by Marco C Matarese
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Swallow Tattoo by Jimi May
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Swallow Tattoo by Vaders Dye
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Swallow Tattoo by Anna Bravo
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Swallow Tattoo by Anna Bravo-
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Swallow Tattoo by Winter Stone
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Swallow Tattoo by Tattooist Grain
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Swallow Tattoo by Tattooist Grain-
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Swallow Tattoo by Rakov
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Swallow Tattoo by Seoeon
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Swallow Tattoo by Olga Koroleva
Olga Koroleva
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Swallow Tattoo by Andrey Lukovnikov
Andrey Lukovnikov
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Swallow Tattoo by Andrey Lukovnikov-
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Swallow Tattoo by XB Tattoos
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Swallow Tattoo by Sol Tattoo
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Swallow Tattoo by Cuba Tattooer
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Swallow Tattoo by Elliott Wells
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Swallow Tattoo by Graffittoo
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Swallow Tattoo by Evgeny Mel
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Swallow Tattoo by Graffittoo-
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Swallow Tattoo by Tattooist Muha
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Swallow Tattoo by Mehmet Art Tattoo
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Swallow Tattoo by Cagri Durmaz
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Swallow Tattoo by Bk Tattooer
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Swallow Tattoo by Lukas Zglenicki
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Swallow Tattoo by Yaroslav Putyata
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Swallow Tattoo by Tim Beck
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Swallow Tattoo by Hongdam
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Swallow Tattoo by Ilya Frame
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Swallow Tattoo by Ignis Ink
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Swallow Tattoo by Ignis Ink-
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Swallow Tattoo by Gara
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Swallow Tattoo by Matt Pettis
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Swallow Tattoo by V Shevchenko
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Swallow Tattoo by Geoffray Roy
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Swallow Tattoo by Alexander Masom
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Swallow Tattoo by Nadya Natassya
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Swallow Tattoo by Sasha Kiseleva
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Swallow Tattoo by Lazy Duo Ink
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Swallow Tattoo by Justin Buduo
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Swallow Tattoo by Lilian Raya
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Traditional Swallow Tattoos

The swallow tattoo originates from Britain, in the early days of sailing the swallow tattoo was worn by sailors to symbolize their sailing experience. The swallow tattoo was also said to have protected the wearer from disappearing at sea. British sailors would often get a swallow tattoo just before departing on a long journey and a second swallow tattoo upon return to port, marking the success of the journey. The significance of the pair of swallow tattoos references one of the behavioral traits of swallows, who return to the same place every year to lay their eggs. If a sailor with a swallow tattoo perished at sea it was believed that the swallow tattoo would carry his soul to heaven.

Swallow Tattoo by Jean Le Roux
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Swallow Tattoo by Nick Corbett-

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Swallow Tattoo by Nick Corbett
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Swallow Tattoo by Death Cloak
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Swallow Tattoo by Guindero
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Swallow Tattoo by Cassie Lynn O Neal
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Swallow Tattoo by Jesper Jorgensen
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Swallow Tattoo by Edward Madera
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Swallow Tattoo by Jean Le Roux
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Swallow Tattoo by Mico Tattoo
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Swallow Tattoo by Becca Genne Bacon
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