Colorful swallow tattoo w/ gas mask
There’s no doubt that this swallow tattoo is one of a kind. The tat is inked on the wearer’s arm and depicts a swallow in flight, wearing a gas mask. The swallow is tattooed with blue and white on the wings and red on the bird’s stomach, which is, for the most part, consistent with the colors of the barn swallow, which is the most widespread species of swallow in the world. Coincidentally, swallows are also one of the most common species used in bird tattoos, mostly because they can mean a variety of different things, depending on the wearer’s preferences. In some cases, a swallow tattoo means love and loyalty, while in others it may represent travel or freedom, and the bird is also often used as a nautical symbol. Barn swallows traditionally don’t wear gas masks though, so this swallow tattoo meaning remains a bit of a mystery to us!