Swallow tattoo is the tattoo of bird that commonly seen on people, it is a popular tattoo since long long ago. Swallow tattoo can be associated with many meanings: Loyalty, Freedom, Future, Hope, Wealth, Lucky and so on.
Sailor's Swallow Tattoo
Traditionally, sailor would get his first swallow tattoo on his chest after 5000 nautical miles sailing, and get the second on other side. Besides that, swallow tattoo also means "safe return home" to a sailor and "love and loyalty to family".
Prison/Jail Swallow Tattoo
In terms of Jail or Prison tattoo, swallow tattoo represents white power. Swallow also called "Jail-Bird" originated in British Prison.
Eastern Swallow Tattoo
In China, swallow can be linked to Auspicious and Happiness, it is because that swallows will "back home" on Chinese New Year.
Swinger - A swallow tattoo on hand symbolizes that you are a swinger.
Freedom - A pair of swallow represents freedom.
Good Fighter - A swallow on fist mean that u will be able to punch faster and stronger.（Great Britain and Australia）
Other Swallow Pictures