Flash Fridays: The Bluebird of Happiness
In popular mythology, the bluebird is the universally acknowledged symbol of happiness, prosperity, good health, and the arrival of spring. The beautiful blue of its plumage is associated with the sky and eternal happiness. Traditionally, the bluebird is tattooed on one side of a sailor’s chest when he’s clocked 10,000 nautical miles. A bluebird is tattooed on the other side when the sailor has clocked 20,000 nautical miles, the pair then signifying a well traveled sailor. A tattoo of a dead bluebird is usually associated with loss of innocence and disillusionment.
My bluebird is carrying a banner that says “forever”, bringing a charm of good fortune for the wearer that they may gain eternal happiness and contentment. To dream the impossible dream. As always, don’t forget to download the line art if you want to use this tattoo yourself.
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