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Sparrow Tattoos – Swift and Stylish

The swallow is similar to the bluebird tattoo in that they both represent hope, but the swallow is also considered to be a nautical tattoo.  Sailors ...

 

bird-branch-tattoo-mThe swallow is similar to the bluebird tattoo in that they both represent hope, but the swallow is also considered to be a nautical tattoo.  Sailors would celebrate after seeing a swallow as it meant that their journey was almost over and that they were close to land.

For many sailors each journey would be represented by another swallow on their sleeve and a swallow with a dagger through it would mean that they had lost a friend at sea.

Anchor Tattoos – Stable and Sturdy

 

classic-sailors-tattoos43612480884655171Anchor tattoos have been around as long as their have been sailors.  For decades sailors who had completed their first Atlantic crossing would have an anchor tattoo.  They symbol of the anchor is that of steadfast and safe, keeping you anchored during bad winds, tides and weather.

For obvious reasons the anchor still remains very popular with sea fearers and the anchor tattoos of old have been replaced with intricate details as well as military and nautical emblems.  Other great nautical themes that sailors and fearers of the ocean will enjoy are nautical star tattoos, mermaid tattoos and sparrow tattoos.