Swallow tattoos were first a classic sailor’s tattoo, representing travel and freedom and the symbol of eternal return. It can also signify homesickness, since in spring the swallow always returns to the place it came from the previous year.
Swallow: symbolizes hope, loyalty and new love. Swallow tattoos can often symbolize the rebirth of life itself. You can tattoo a swallow for good luck and protection, and also to portray good intention, strength and agility.
"Love the idea of getting only one swallow tattooed. It's said that they only have one partner their whole life. So I just have to find my swallow. And the key could resemble the lock I'm trying to find.