Female Upper Arm: Beautiful Bird Tattoo: A lovely Swallow tattoo - traditionally worn by sailors who have crossed the Atlantic Oceon. Used to be on the hand between the thumb and forefinger, if on both hands one for crossing and then the return journey.
The swallow chooses a mate for life, it will only nest with that bird and no other. A swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallows travel long distances, only to find their way back to each other at home.
Its a black bird, branching off into a tree. I chose this piece because it represents the death. Black birds represents death and mourning. therefore the bird flying away is a new life being born; hence the tree which symbolizes a new life.