Tomorrow is National Bird Day, and who knows more about celebrating birds than the modified? Swallows, songbirds, chickens and more have all been common tattoo elements for almost a hundred years! In the old days sailors would get tattooed with roosters, a superstitious emblem that they believed kept them safe at sea. Swallows were also inked on many a seafarer, an honor given only to those who had traversed 5,000 miles worth of ocean. In modern alternative art and fashion, the blue bird also holds a lofty place, adorning everything from clothing to decor, to sweet accessories like these:
We can’t promise these beauties will keep your head above water, but they can definitely be your fashion life line.