Among the Greeks and Romans, the swallow was linked with Aphrodite, the beautiful goddess of love. The Greeks believed that the swallows could carry the souls of those who passed away onto the underworld. Among Christians, it was believed that swallows symbolized the rebirth of the old souls – making them a popular memorial tattoo today. To many individuals, both religious and non-religious – swallows signify a new beginning.
bird, black and white, eyeshadow, girl, makeup, bird tattoo @Ashley Metcalf - apparently this is Leighton Meester... I googled her name and bird tattoo and this image came up... it looks like it was in a magazine... not sure if the tattoo is real or not