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Prophecy Tattoo
(603) 798-4005
58 Route 129
Loudon, NH
 
Studio 3 Tattoo
(603) 268-0516
125 Main St
Suncook, NH
 
Rockin' Ricks Tattoo Shack
(603) 623-8287
190 Londonderry Tpke
Hooksett, NH
 
Pair A Dice Tattoo
(603) 934-3450
366 Ctr St
Franklin, NH
 
Spider-Bite Inc.
(603) 645-1449
435 Elm St
Manchester, NH
 
Studio 3 Tattoo
(603) 268-0516
125 Main St
Suncook, NH
 
Pair A Dice Tattoo
(603) 934-3450
366 Central St
Franklin, NH
 
Rockin' Ricks Tattoo Shack
(603) 623-8287
190 Londonderry Tpke
Hooksett, NH
 
Razor's Edge
(603) 286-7164
302 Main Street
Tilton, NH
 
Blacksmith Tattoos
(603) 623-4805
200 Elm St
Manchester, NH
 

Swallow tattoos

Swallow - The swallow, like the bluebird, is a symbol of hope. As a nautical tattoo design, the swallow has been sometimes mistaken within popular culture for the bluebird, and the two very different species of birds - the Barn Swallow and eastern Bluebird, to be exact - have quite similar colouring, with bright accents of blue and and orange, verging to both red and yellow.

In ancient times, the swallow was associated with the 'imperishable' stars and the souls of the dead. According to Greek legend, secret texts told how to transform into a swallow, something the ancient deities liked to do. It was also a totem bird for sorrowing mothers who had lost a child. To kill a swallow was very unlucky, as the swallow carried the souls of children who had died. An ancient Egyptian artwork depicts a swallow on the prow of a barque as it enters the Underworld.

Swallow tattoo designs Interestingly, both good luck and bad are attributed to the swallow. It heralds the coming of spring and happiness, poets praise it, and it appears on the flowering peach branch in classical Chinese painting. In Egyptian love poetry, the swallow sings of the first signs of a new love. For some, it's a symbol of fertility and renewal, a harbinger of good and a symbol of transformation. For the pilgrim to Mecca, the swallow is the symbol of constancy and faith, and is said to fly to that holy city each year. Swallows mate for life, and therefore represents fidelity and loyalty, but in Japan, it can be a symbol of unfaithfulness. Some legends warn of a swallow flying through the house, since it brings tidings of displeasure from the gods, and likely foreshadows bad luck. In China it symbolizes daring, danger and a change for good in the future.

For more than a century the swallow has been a favorite tattoo motif for sailors. It's often a sign that land is near. During migrations that can be thousands of miles in distance, swallows are known to travel far out to sea, but would alig...

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