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"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.

I like the idea of a traditional swallow tattoo, but I also like the idea of different poses for it instead of the standard one side, head down wings outstretched...

I think this looks more like a swallow than a sparrow but I do love the shape of the bird and the detail.

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I love the strong lines, angles and symbol of freedom. If I use a bird image I identify with sparrows and robins, or geese, NOT swallows. I feel like the swallow image is a bit too popular for me to like it on me. But I have to say I can see the appeal of

Barn Swallow

SYMBOLISM. Swallow

The Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica. The Barn Swallows use man-made structures to breed and consequently has spread with human expansion. This species lives in close association with humans, and its insect-eating habits mean that it is tolerated by man.

The swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life and will only nest with that bird and no other. Therefore a swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallow pairs travel long distances, only to find their way back to each other at home

The swallow is a bird that chooses a mate for life and will only nest with that bird and no other. Therefore a swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallow pairs travel long distances, only to find their way

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