The swallow tattoo was a symbol used historically by sailors to show off their sailing experience. Of British origin in the early days of sailing, it was the image of a barn swallow, usually tattooed on the chest, hands or neck.
According to one legend, one or more swallow tattoo denoted a very experienced and valuable sailor.
as this indicated an experienced and well travelled sailor. Another legend holds that since swallows return to the same location every year to mate and nest, the swallow will guarantee the sailor returns home safely.
It is also said that if the sailor drowns, the swallows will carry their soul to heaven.
Today, the symbol of the swallow can mean many different things. Some swallow species travel great distances each year, migrating from Europe to Africa to avoid the cold of winter and are therefore associated with travel and home coming. In countries where migrating swallows live, the return of the birds is a sign that spring has arrived. As the creature that brings spring to different parts of the world, the swallow is a symbol of both newness and the return of joy and easier times.
Ex Small 8″ to 12″, Small – 10″ to 14″, Medium – 13″ to 17″, Large – 16″ to 20″, Ex Large 16″ to 20″
2″ and 1.5″ Full Martingale Collar
2″ and 1.5″ Reduced Martingale Collar
Traditional brass or nickel plated brass.
Caring for your Swallow Martingale Collar
Do not allow your collar to become too dirty. Spot clean, hand wash or gentle 30 Degree machine cycle.