A Swallow Tattoo Is Not Only a Symbol for Masculinity, it is. A swallow is one of the cutest birds in existence and so is a Swallow Tattoo. But how did such a cute bird end up becoming a symbol of the Navy during.
hold fast, is an old sailor tattoo. in danish, it means hold on, as in dont drop the line or fall overboard. they would get this tattoo to ward off bad luck of falling to their deaths either on the deck or in the sea.