Five black swallows on forearm
This swallow tattoo is interesting and unique, largely because the birds are filled in with black ink, which makes them look like silhouettes. Most people who get swallow tattoos opt for details that make it obvious what type of birds they are, but the forked tails in this forearm tattoo serve the same purpose – they are definitely swallows. Despite a lack of detail in the design of the swallows though, the fact that there are five of the birds inked across the forearm in this tattoo, each taking a different shape in flight, gives the tattoo the flow it needs to make it interesting. Swallow tattoos like this arm tat are very popular among men and women, and even among celebrities. In fact, Demi Lovato debuted a similar tattoo on her forearm in November 2012, featuring 12 swallow-like birds in flight across the length of her arm.