"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 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
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