Simple black and white swallow tattoo on arm
It is common for swallow tattoos to be designed in such a way that they appear realistic and mimic the way the birds actually look in nature, or as a more simple, cartoonish representation of the birds. In this bird tattoo, the swallow is inked in black and white in a whimsical design and is located on the inside of the wearer’s arm. The swallow is carrying a small sprig in its beak, which resembles a dove carrying an olive branch – a popular symbol of peace. This simple swallow tattoo could have something to do with peace, although this is not a common interpretation of a swallow tat. In most cases, the meaning of a swallow tattoo ranges from true love and loyalty, to travel and returning home, or as a nautical symbol.