People who have never had a tattoo before, and those who have never looked into the tattoo industry, may be surprised to learn that one of the most popular types of tattoos isn’t hearts or fairies, but birds.
Birds are a very popular tattoo subject for a variety of reasons. One of the more popular styles of bird tattoos are swallow tattoos. Swallows are a beautiful bird that can be transformed into a great tattoo fairly easily.
However, why are they such a popular type of bird to tattoo?
One thing that you should know is that sailors have a special relation to swallows. The reason is because swallows live on land, and when a sailor saw a swallow land on the deck of their ship, they knew that they had to be close to land. After weeks or months at sea, the idea of being able to set foot on land is something that every sailor found encouraging.
That is why so many sailors used to have swallow tattoos put on their bodies in one location or another. Today, ocean voyages don’t take anywhere near as long as they did many years ago, so why are swallow tattoos still as popular today as they used to be?
One big reason is because swallow tattoos are simply gorgeous. The colors that you can put into a swallow tattoo are ones that tend to match almost anyone’s skin tone.
There are so many different variations that you can pick from, including traditional tattoos of swallows as well as tribal style tattoos of the beautiful bird, that it’s easy to find a design that works for your body, no matter what body type you may happen to have. If you’re interested in getting swallow tattoos, speak with your tattoo artist today.