26 Picturesque Swallow Tattoo Designs For 2013

The swallow is a popular bird motif in tattoo art. The graceful form with the forked tail creates elegant tattoo designs. The swallow can be inked on its own, or as a part of a larger design. The smooth flow of the wings and tail makes a swallow tattoo look sensuous. Realistically shaded wings add to the rich beauty of the design. Swallow tattoo designs often feature vivid colors like red, blue, and gold. Sometimes, delicate hues are used to enhance the bright look.

The swallow tattoo can be done in a monochromatic design as well. Soft shades give a sensuous look to swallow tattoos. Wings can sport various patterns to create rich effects. The swallow is a favorite theme of romantic tattoo designs. Together with flowers and hearts, a pair of swallows celebrates fresh love, in a tattoo. Symmetrical tattoo designs for the collar bones or the arms often feature swallows. The swallow can also be a messenger, carrying something special in its beak. A heart key in the beak of a swallow, expresses the mysteries of love. The swallow can also hold a text banner in its beak. Bold tribal designs with a swallow can depict the curvy body of the bird.

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Flow Swallow

Flow Swallow

The flowy lines depict a pretty swallow on the inner wrist.

Flow Swallow

The Bright Swallow

The Bright Swallow

Bright blue and red combine vividly, in this pretty swallow tattoo on the hand.

The Bright Swallow

Swallow Wrist Colors

Swallow Wrist Colors

The inner wrist looks colorful with this vividly inked swallow tattoo.

Swallow Wrist Colors

Foot Tattoo

Foot Tattoo

The finely inked swallow looks pretty on the foot. Latin text is inked below the bird.

Foot Tattoo

Hues Of A Swallow

Hues Of A Swallow

Bright primary colors like red, blue, and yellow combine in this tattoo.

Hues Of A Swallow

Deep Wings Swallow

Deep Wings Swallow

Deep hues have been used to shade the blue wings of this swallow.

Deep Wings Swallow

Textband Swallow

Textband Swallow

The brightly colored swallow flies with a text band in its beak.

Textband Swallow

Infinity Swallow

Infinity Swallow

An infinity symbol text design overlaps the swallow, in this monochromatic tattoo.

Infinity Swallow

Love Swallow

Love Swallow

The tiny swallow inked on the shoulder, has a heart key in its beak.

Love Swallow

Realistic Swallow

Realistic Swallow

The realistically shaded design gives a life-like look to this swallow tattoo.

Realistic Swallow

Contrast Colors Swallow

Contrast Colors Swallow

Red and gold hues contrast with the dark gray shades of this swallow tattoo.

Contrast Colors Swallow

The Swallow Couple

The Swallow Couple

Two delicately inked swallows fly near each other, in this tattoo for a couple.

The Swallow Couple

Swallows Stomach Design

Swallows Stomach Design

A swallow, on either side of the stomach, completes this symmetrical tattoo design.

Swallows Stomach Design

Swallow Winged Foot

Swallow Winged Foot

The long wings gracefully arch over the surface of the foot, in this swallow tattoo.

Swallow Winged Foot

Swallow Neat Design

Swallow Neat Design

The straight lines and curves give a smart look to this colorful swallow.

Swallow Neat Design

Swallow Curves

Swallow Curves

The elegant curves of the tail and wings look sensuous on this bird tattoo.

Swallow Curves

Swallows Romantic Tat

Swallows Romantic Tat

Two swallows fly among hearts and flowers, in this pretty monochromatic tattoo.

Swallows Romantic Tat

Swallow Of Lost Time

Swallow Of Lost Time

The swallow holds onto the chain of a timepiece, in this shoulder tattoo. Feathers fly around the bird.

Swallow Of Lost Time

Swallow Message

Swallow Message

The aqua green and brown shaded swallow carries a long banner in its beak.

Swallow Message

Swallow Indigo

Swallow Indigo

Rich purple and blue dyes have been used to shade this swallow tattoo.

Swallow Indigo

Swallow Neat Design Swallow Message

Swallow Neat Design Swallow Message

The red swallow on one arm, looks at his green counterpart on the other arm. A neat symmetrical tattoo idea.

Swallow Swallow Neat Design Swallow Message

Swallow Collar Bones

Swallow Collar Bones

Gracefully inked swallows sit near the collar bones, in this symmetrical tattoo design.

Swallow Collar Bones

Swallow Shaded Tattoo

Swallow Shaded Tattoo

Soft blue and red hues have been used to artistically shade the flying swallow tattoo.

Swallow Shaded Tattoo

Tiny Swallow Tattoo

Tiny Swallow Tattoo

Check out the tiny brown swallow tattoo at the back of the foot.

Tiny Swallow Tattoo

Plump Swallow Tattoo

Plump Swallow Tattoo

The plump swallow looks pretty with a tiny red heart on its body.

Plump Swallow Tattoo

Firebird Tattoo

Firebird Tattoo

The sensuous design depicts a beautiful fire bird on the upper back.

Firebird Tattoo

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