The Swallow: In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of return. This "return" symbolism is rooted in two ideas. The first was the swallow's famous migration pattern, always returning home to San Juan Capistrano. Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.

The Swallow: In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of return. This "return" symbolism is rooted in two ideas. The first was the swallow's famous migration pattern, always returning home to San Juan Capistrano. Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.

#Swallow tattoo on wrist. Done by #Tycho #Veldhoen, Amsterdam.

#Swallow tattoo on wrist. Done by #Tycho #Veldhoen, Amsterdam.

Just as the swallows always return to San Juan Capistrano, the swallow tattoo symbolizes a return.This classic tattoo design is sized with both birds as shown,

Classic Swallow Tattoo

Just as the swallows always return to San Juan Capistrano, the swallow tattoo symbolizes a return.This classic tattoo design is sized with both birds as shown,

31. Chemical Thigh Tattoo (Serotonin) Serotonin plays a very important part in your body, regulating things like mood, hunger, memory, sexual desire and more. Everyone needs more serotonin in their life and why not remind yourself of that with this clever chemistry-themed tattoo? 32. Watercolor Swallow Foot Tattoo Did you know that the swallow tattoo was …

51 Watercolor Tattoo Ideas for Women

31. Chemical Thigh Tattoo (Serotonin) Serotonin plays a very important part in your body, regulating things like mood, hunger, memory, sexual desire and more. Everyone needs more serotonin in their life and why not remind yourself of that with this clever chemistry-themed tattoo? 32. Watercolor Swallow Foot Tattoo Did you know that the swallow tattoo was …

swallows in flight, giacomo balla. i have loved this piece for a long time.

Giacomo Balla – Into the Future

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