Sailor with Tattoos - Limited Edition Screen Print

3 colour screen print on Japanese Atsukuchi paper, which is only 57gsm. Light but very strong. Print size 485mm x 320mm. 

Limited edition of 36

Historical swallows were symbols of a sailors experience, if a sailor were to have a tattoo of one swallow if would indicate he had travelled 5000 nautical miles, two swallows, 10000 nautical miles, which in the early days of sailing was no men's feat! So the swallow tattoo whether one or two denoted a very experienced and valuable sailor.

Swallows later came to mean other things as well, if you drowned your swallows would raise your soul to heaven. They have also become symbols of hope.

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