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Sparrow Tattoos Designs
Swallow body art and sparrow tattoo designs are sometimes used interchangeably. Although they are definitely two distinct birds, they look enough alike that many people think of them as being one and the same.
Both species are very small and delicate; both can be found in many parts of the world.
In terms of artwork and tattoos, sparrows are regularly used by people to symbolize a number of different things. You don't have to be a huge fan of birds in general to get pleasure out of the plucky sparrow ; instead, you can learn to appreciate these birds' many fine attributes and pay homage to them through body art.
These birds are anything but complex, at least in appearance; their small, plump bodies are pleasing to the eye and can be placed in a wide variety of places. Whether a sparrow design is depicted as impossibly large or impossibly small, there's no denying its allure.
One of the reasons that sparrow tattoo designs and swallow body art are such popular art subjects is that they are simple to recreate.
Where to Find Sparrows.
Originally, sparrows were primarily found in Europe, Asia and Africa. As settlers made their way over to the Americas and Australia, they brought the tiny birds along with them. In turn, sparrow tattoos spread out across the globe. Today, you can find sparrows - and swallows - on just about every continent.
The widespread nature of these birds is indicative of their versatility and resilience, and a testament to their ability to adapt well to different environments. It also reflects the pluck and tenacity that they are so well known for.
Myths and Legends
A Greek legend says that there are secret texts available that will teach men how to turn themselves into sparrows. It's pretty easy to see why this would be an attractive idea; after all, as a sparrow, a man could dart about innocuously and see and experience the world in whole new ways.
The legend was probably told for a variety of reasons, but countless men probably searched for those elusive texts in order to try to make the transformation.
In modern times, such promises would seem a little ridiculous; still I bet, there are definitely plenty of people out there who wouldn't mind trading places with a sparrow for a day, however most settle for a sparrow tattoo design.
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