Tattoos and Body Art
Symbolism and Symbolic Meanings

What does a blue bird tattoo symbolize?

119120121

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
2012-10-25 22:14:58
2012-10-25 22:14:58

A bluebird relates, firstly, to sailors. 5,000miles at sea would be represented with one bluebird, then 10,000 with another and so on.. When a bluebird was seen at sea, it would mean that you were close to land. Finally, sailors would believe that if your ship went down, a bluebird would fly over and carry your soul to heaven. Through the years a bluebird has come to relate to luck, and ultimately happiness. Hense, The Bluebird of Happiness. Sailors would tattoo them between the thumb and forefinger, they'd flap the birds wings by moving their thumbs, so all their worries would "fly away"

The swallow tattoo was a symbol used historically by sailors to show off their sailing experience. Of British origin in the early days of sailing, it was the image of a Barn Swallow, usually tattooed on the chest, hands or neck. According to one legend, a sailor with one swallow had travelled over 5,000 nautical miles (9,000 km); a sailor with two swallows had travelled 10,000 nautical miles (19,000 km).[1][2] Travelling these great distances was extremely difficult and dangerous in the early days of sailing, so one or more swallow tattoos denoted a very experienced and valuable sailor. It is also legend that if the sailor drowns, the swallows will carry their soul to heaven, representing freedom and hope.

The swallow also represents love, care and affection towards family and friends, showing the loyalty of the person always returning to them.

Today, the symbol of the swallow can mean many different things. It is considered a staple of the "British Traditional" and "Sailor Jerry Collins" style tattooing.

Ex-Sailors of the British Royal Navy have a swallow tattoo on both hands above the thumbs as a symbol of a successful voyage.

The bluebird is Gypsy and it is for good luck while traveling. Bikers will get it for the same reason.

789
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions

User Avatar

Usually the Phoenix bird symbolize 're-birth'

User Avatar

Generally any bird tattoo means the spirit. Birds were once thought of the closests being to the Heavens.

User Avatar

It symbolizes strength, power, and the ability to take care of yourself.

User Avatar

The blue bird represents great fertility in woman and can also be know to represent times of war.

User Avatar

Some people might get a mockingbird tattoo because of the symbolism associated with mockingbirds. It symbolizes purity, innocence, and blamelessness.

User Avatar

that you have little or no idea what a good tattoo is as well as very little if any artistic side....you may also be a tool

User Avatar

The meaning of a bird tattoo (specifically a bluebird or a swallow) is that it is an old sailors tatoo. When a sailor had officially sailed 5000 miles on a ship he would traditonally tattoo the bird on his chest. If he hit 10,000 miles he would be able to get another! Patricia McLeanHamilton, ONCanada

User Avatar

Hi, To have a a tattoo of a bird feather means that you were a bird in your former life, or you may feel as though you would like to be a bird. So, if you find yourself trying to eat bird food, you should not get a tattoo of a feather. For this may increase the desire to eat the Bird food. In some states, birds are hunted, and this could be dangerous!

User Avatar

it symbols impossibility, or I see it as desiring something you can never have or achieve

User Avatar

The bluejay tattoo does hold a variety of different meanings. The bluejay tattoo represents several positive meanings in general. It basically means someone who is protective.

User Avatar

It stands for "goodness" The Blue Lotus symbolizes the victory of the spirit over the senses; of the wisdom of knowledge.

User Avatar

yes, he does have a tattoo of a bird, the bird is a seagull

User Avatar

A koi fish tattoo can have many meanings. It can symbolize bravery, romance, strength, power, luck, and friendship. A blue koi fish symbolizes calmness, and peace.

User Avatar

A bird can symbolize freedom, love for children, or what ever you feel it should symbolize.

User Avatar

an orchid is a beautifull, exotic and rare flower that's what it symbolize but it can be what ever you wnat is your tattoo

User Avatar

It can symbolize a well practiced huntsman.

User Avatar

A dagger tattoo symbolizes death.

User Avatar

A black swan tattoo can symbolize man different things. It could symbolize that the owner of it is peaceful and graceful. Swans are mainly known to symbolize grace.

User Avatar

This mythical bird is a symbol of justice and fidelity. The phoenix represents the element fire and the female force.

User Avatar

There are an unlimited number of things that a butterfly tattoo on the left shoulder could symbolize. It could symbolize peace for example.

User Avatar

A butterfly koi tattoo can symbolize a great many things. A butterfly koi can symbolize faith, trust, hope, and love.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.