Girl’s colorful swallow tattoo on her shoulder
Swallow tattoos can be designed in any number of different ways, which is one reason why the bird tattoos are so popular. This girl chose a more cartoonish design for her swallow tattoo, as opposed to the traditional swallow image many other people get inked on their bodies. She chose blue and red ink for the body of the swallow, and black and white for the wings, which is a close representation of the barn swallow, also known as the European swallow. The swallow tattoo, which is relatively large, is inked on the top of her right shoulder, and appears to be swooping down to her chest. The direction the swallow is facing in this tattoo is important, because it is looking forward. If the swallow was facing backward, it would probably represent something from the wearer’s past.