September 22, 2017

Tribal dotted sparrow tattoo on back of girl’s neck

Tribal dotted sparrow tattoo on back of girl’s neck
Sparrow tattoos are usually pretty cut and dry, but this girl’s tribal tattoo of a swallow on the back of her neck is pretty darn cool. Inked in black and white, the bird tattoo was designed in such a way that it resembles the tribal tattoos commonly found on the arms and legs of warriors in ancient civilizations, used as a symbol of strength or status. Swallow tattoos themselves are pretty “old school,” originally worn by sailors as a means of showing off their expertise. For example, swallow tattoos were traditionally inked on sailor’s chests for every 5,000 nautical miles they sailed. Along that same vein, a tattoo of a swallow also came to represent returning home, as the sailors would get the ink after returning from a long journey at sea. This girl’s tattoo of a swallow is inked using tiny dots and depicts a black and white bird with a sun in the center.

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