Beautiful Swallows and Martins signify good omen, wealth and health. These are also associated as old sailor’s tradition of having a common identifiable mark. They are symbolic to sailor’s victory over certain milestones of trade. Swallow tattoos have been seen on people since ages, when they held traditional significance to sailors. It also symbolized hope of family left behind by sailors on mission, that they will come back home one day.
Holding such deep association with humans, Swallow tattoos are still worn with great importance and connections. Traditionally, swallow tattoos were usually worn on chest, because the belief was that swallow will lift the drowning person’s soul to the heavens. However, today these are more of a style statement inspired from old mythology. Swallow tattoos are pretty popular among both the sexes as it can represent beauty and power at the same time. Below are 25 fantastic swallow tattoo designs to inspire you.