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There are many meaning behind Swallow tattoos

1.Long ago, a sailor would get a swallow tattoo after succesfully sailing a certain amount of miles

2.The traditional tattoo means: A sailor gets a set of swallows on his chest, The story goes if he or she drowns, the swallows come down and lift his soul to the heavens.

3. A symbol of the working class pride, fast fist. The swallow tattoo in England means "these fists fly". Its mainly seen on old guys now who used to be good fighters or well know hard men back in the day The swallow tattoo in England means "these fists fly". Its mainly seen on old guys now who used to be good fighters or well know hard men back in the day
Boy-"Since you got your swallow tattoos, your Not scared of drowning?"
Girl-"The story goes that if I drown, the swallows come down and lift my soul to the heavens."
Boy-"So your not scared"
Girl-"No"
by Berlinbird March 03, 2006

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