Colorful swallow tattoos around a dreamcatcher
Swallows are becoming more and more popular tattoo designs, and although the birds were originally considered nautical symbols, the meaning of a swallow tattoo today can range from true love, to returning home or even time spent in prison. This girl’s back tattoo features two large, colorful swallows inked on the shoulder blades, each facing in towards an equally large dreamcatcher, tattooed in the center of her back. The swallows are inked mostly in blue, yellow and pink, and the dreamcatcher is inked in more muted colors, including light pink and gray. The dreamcatcher has three large feathers extending from the bottom and three smaller feathers protruding from the side of the main part of the dreamcatcher. The dreamcatcher originated from Native American culture, and the image is commonly used in tattoos today to represent good fortune or getting rid of bad dreams. Getting such a large swallow tattoo is a huge commitment, so the back tat must mean something pretty important to this girl!