Russian Silhouette Swallows Tattoo

Today an adventurous world-traveling academic came in for her second tattoo, nostalgic for her Russian homeland. The swallow has long been a tattoo popular with sailors, who saw it as a talisman for returning home safely. In Russia they are a common and favored species, and everywhere they travel they bring a smile to those who observe their agile aerial antics.

Russian Silhouette Swallows Tattoo by Pat Fish

Russian Silhouette Swallows Tattoo by Pat Fish