If you are looking for a cute tattoo design, then look no further than the swallow tattoo. It’s not only beautiful, but it’s rich in symbolism and history. It may just look like a little bird, but it’s not. The swallow is linked to loyalty, wealth and long health, not to mention it’s connected to long-distance travel.
It’s a trendy tattoo to get these days, and one that you can’t deny is very cute. You can get the swallow tattoo alone, or you can get it with other elements such as stars, banners, text, cherries, arrows, or flowers. Then you can create your own design for a unique tattoo to fit your own personality. You can get a swallow tattoo placed anywhere, but the most popular places to get the swallows tattooed are chest, shoulders, hip and lower back.
The swallow has always been a symbolic bird, especially when it comes to sailors. These were the birds that offered up a sign to the sailors that land was near. This was of course long before there was ever any navigation technology. When sailors got these tattoos, it was a sign of the hope that he had that he would return to his home safely.
Swallows are a breed of bird that chooses their mates for life. So, their species has a romantic affiliation with them. They hold a symbol of love, loyalty, and family.
Other Symbolic Meanings:
- The return home after a struggle
- A hardship survived
- A victory gained.
1. Black and White
A beautiful sparrow tattoo with a banner.
2. Colorful Birds
Colorful sparrows are a gorgeous tattoo idea, and you have one for each side.
3. Many Elements
You can add your swallows to other tattoos to create a unique design that fits your personality.
4. Stomach Tattoo
If you are looking for a stomach tattoo, then you are sure to love this one.
5. Flying Swallows
These flying sparrows are stunning, and they have a personal message with them as well.
6. Musical Swallows
There is an anchor with these swallows so it could be a sailor’s tattoo. There are many elements that make this tattoo awesome.
7. Detailed Birds
A great detailed tattoo that is sure to please anyone.
8. Holding Jewelry
A beautiful swallow tattoo with two of them holding jewelry.
9. Two Swallows
These two swallows are gorgeous together, creating a one of a kind style.
10. Flying Together
A great swallow tattoo of the two of them flying together.
11. About to Land
This detailed swallow image is one of a kind indeed. It shows the swallow about to land.
12. Soaring Swallow
A great image of a swallow that is soaring in the air.
13. Geometric Designs
Geometric designs always look really cool, and this one is no different.
14. Add Some Blue
A great swallow that has some bright colors with it.
15. Tiny Swallow
This small swallow can fit anywhere like the foot or the wrist.
16. Dark Colors
Another swallow that has some dark coloring creating a great contrast between colors.
17. Pretty Designs
A great swallow tattoo design and this one is beautiful with all the colors.
18. Unique Designs
I love this sparrow design as it is truly one of a kind. The design on the side is made into an eye.
19. Paint Splatters
A gorgeous swallow tattoo made up of paint splatters. These are my favorite tattoo designs.
20. Neck Tattoos
These three silhouettes make for a great neck tattoo.
21. A Small Tattoo
A great swallow tattoo that fits behind the ear. If you want a sweet design, then this is it.
22. Great Drawings
These designs look like they are drawings. They are truly original images.
23. Carrying a Flower
A great swallow design that is holding a flower.
24. Arm Designs
A great tattoo design that has a flower sitting on the arm. It’s an image that you are sure to love.
25. Circular Designs
This is an amazing geometric design full of circles; it’s as if you can see the wings of the swallow moving.
26. Darker Lines
This dark tattoo really stand out on the skin.
27. Origami Designs
A gorgeous tattoo that is shaped like an origami bird and the colorful floral designs on the inside are truly extraordinary.
28. Simple Designs
This simplified tattoo is no less beautiful than the rest, and it can fit anywhere.
29. Different Colors
Two swallows but they are colored differently, a sweet design.
30. Bright Colors
A great colorful design that you are sure to love. The blue back and a red back together.
31. Red Belly
This swallow has a bright red belly, and it’s absolutely wonderful.
32. No Colors
A great swallow design and it’s beautiful without the colors.
33. Two Birds
A great design that has two flying swallows.
34. Paper Birds
Another origami design that is stunning in design. If you want something original then look no further.
35. Floral Designs
A beautiful floral design on the inside of the tattoo.
36. Size of a Dime
A tattoo the size of a dime can be placed anywhere if you are looking for something small.
37. Brush Strokes
This swallow looks as if it was painted on the skin; it’s so beautiful and elegant.
38. Many Shapes
This swallow is all about shapes. It’s a geometric design that is formed from the shapes itself.
39. Perfect Shading
A great tattoo that looks like a drawing, the shading is quite remarkable.
40. Floral Tattoos
This floral design is shaped into a swallow. It’s unique and beautiful.
41. Incredible Colors
The best part of this tattoo is the wonderful colors that you see. Each foot is in a different color, and they are very eye-catching.
42. Black Designs
These tattoos are bold because of the black coloring.
43. Hip Tattoos
These two colorful tattoos fit nicely on the hips.
44. Perfect Drawings
This drawing-like tattoo is one stunning design.
45. Dotted Designs
A great tattoo that has dots creating the wings. That’s how you get the different look.
46. Nautical Designs
A great tattoo design that has many different elements to it including a nautical symbol.
47. Small Swallows
A small tattoo design that shows a cute swallow.
48. Three Swallows
This great design is one for the books. An elegant shoulder tattoo that you are sure to love.
49. Cartoon Designs
These images have the cartoon look to them. If you are looking for a cute tattoo, then this is it.
50. Shocking White
I love the white on this tattoo; it really helps it stand out.
51. Striking Tattoos
A bold tattoo design that is very elegant.
52. Space Design
This origami design has some space coloring on the inside. It’s stunning.
53. Beautiful Colors
A great swallow design that is full of color.
54. The Great Swallow
A great design that shows a cute swallow.
55. Green Swallows
A great example of the swallow tattoo but these ones are in green.
56. Teal Designs
A gorgeous teal swallow that will look wonderful tattooed anywhere.
57. Family of Birds
A great design that you are sure to love for an arm tattoo.
58. Contrasting Designs
A great design that is beautiful because of the contrast between black and white.
59. Original Designs
An unusual design that creates some beautiful swallows.
60. Pink Bellies
A stunning swallow design with a pink belly, it’s truly unique.
61. Fluttering Wings
A stunning drawing of a swallow with his wings fluttering in the wind.
62. Double Swallows
A great tattoo design that is really cute.
63. In The Stars
Two swallows are flying amongst the stars. It’s a beautiful tattoo.
64. Creative Tattoos
A unique design of a swallow amongst some cool looking flowers.
65. Scratchy Designs
A stunning tattoo of birds with some scratchy lines. The lines are unique and really bring above a very different look.
66. Double Designs
These chest tattoos aren’t too big, and they look great together.
67. Back Tattoos
These are great tattoos that work well as shoulder tattoos because they are matching.
68. Neck Designs
A purple swallow that looks great as a neck tattoo.
69. Showing Off
Another great example of a swallow as a neck tattoo.
70. Heart and Locket
A unique design of swallows holding a key and a locket.
71. Colorful Hips
These hip tattoos are full of beautiful colors.
72. Foot Tattoos
A great tattoo that fits perfectly on the foot.
73. Stunning Colors
This swallow tattoo is one that stands out because of the bright colors.
74. An Outline
An elegant tattoo that looks like it is made from a couple of strokes.
75. Wrist Tattoo
A swallow that is small enough to fit nicely on the wrist.
76. Matching Designs
A great tattoo design that looks cool if you want to match them on each wrist.
77. Flying Shoulder
A great shoulder tattoo of a flying swallow.
78. Tiny Tattoos
These tiny sparrows are the perfect tattoo design for someone who wants something small.
79. Sexy Designs
A great tattoo design that looks cool as an arm tattoo.
80. Add a Message
Add a message to the swallow tattoo to personalize it.
81. Cute Colors
The cute tattoo has a sweet eye on the swallow.
82. Dandelion Fluff
I love how the dandelion fluff turns into flying swallows. It’s a unique design.
83. Yellow Swallows
A great swallow design in yellows.
84. Sleeve Designs
A great tattoo sleeve design that incorporates a swallow into a larger design.
85. Different Designs
These different shapes come together to make a beautiful swallow.
86. For the Cause
This lovely swallow is holding a ribbon for the Breast Cancer cause.
87. Bigger Designs
This tattoo design has many large elements that all come together for one design.
88. Flying Swallows
These swallows are flying up the body.
89. Five Swallows
These sweet swallows are a family and will always fly together.
90. Double Origami
These small origami swallows are a perfect example of small but cool looking tattoos.
91. Galaxy Colors
These stunning galaxy colors look amazing inside of this large swallow.
92. Unique Colors
These unique colors come together to create a great tattoo design.
93. Cartoon Hearts
Another great example of the cartoon version of the swallow.
94. Classic Designs
A simple yet perfect design of the swallow.
95. Flying in the Air
Another great example of the swallow flying.
96. Hand Tattoos
These matching designs are great for the hands if that’s what you’re looking for.
97. Moonlight Adventures
These swallows are flying in the moonlight.