sailor jerry swallow tattoo....In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of return. This "return" symbolism is rooted in two ideas. The first was the swallow's famous migration pattern, always returning home to San Juan Capistrano. Second, it was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.

In addition to indicating that a sailor had sailed 5000 miles, swallows are also associated with the idea of "return". It was believed that if a sailor dies at sea, birds carry his soul home to heaven.

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Explore the life and times of artistic legend & father of the old-school tattoo, Norman Collins, with the Homeward Bound Sailor Jerry Tattoo Book

A Sailor Jerry swallow tattoo flash

A Sailor Jerry swallow tattoo flash

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55 Rare Sailor Jerry’s Tattoos - Old School Tattoos

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