Swallows with black shading completed

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will create a swallow in three different positions. We will be using ink liners to create bold lines, typical of American traditional tattooing, and.

Estimating the airspeed velocity of a laden swallow by Chris Hold

Love the idea of getting only one swallow tattooed. It's said that they only have one partner their whole life. So I just have to find my swallow. And the key could resemble the lock I'm trying to find.

To anyone trying to get swallow tattoos, read this. Right now. If you didn't earn it, don't get it. Plain and simple. It's disrespectful to the tradition, and you're making yourself ignorant.

In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of "return". It was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.