Swallow: symbolizes hope, loyalty and new love. Swallow tattoos can often symbolize the rebirth of life itself. You can tattoo a swallow for good luck and protection, and also to portray good intention, strength and agility.
The swallow chooses a mate for life, it will only nest with that bird and no other. A swallow tattoo is also a symbol for everlasting love and loyalty to the family. Swallows travel long distances, only to find their way back to each other at home.