What is the symbolism of a bluebird tattoo?
Bluebirds and swallows have a long history in nautical tattoos. Both symbolise happiness and good fortune.
I'm pretty sure there is no difference. the bluebird is a swallow (the tattoo swallow is based upon the Barn Swallow, the most common type of swallows. the Barn Swallow has a white/yellow/red belly and face, and blue back, so dark that it looks like black, but in the reflection of the sun you'll see that it's blue. that's why the swallow is mostly tattooed blue, and that's also why it's often referred to as…
Alot of the tattoo designs have a meaning, but then again, alot dont. Some people just get a tattoo simply because when they see it they automatically fall in love with it. This is a reason why most people regret their tattoos in the future. But a BlueBird could have thousands of different meanings for the thousands of different people that may have it. -Shocker
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