It is said that a sparrow symbolizes freedom, a lively attitude and having a vibrant personality.
Back in the day, sailors would get a sparrow tattoo after crossing 5,000 miles or more across sea. And after more research, it gets complicated. Depending on what kind of sparrow or what direction the sparrow is facing, your sparrow tattoo can have an entirely different meaning associated with loyalty and undying love, flexibility or lifelong commitment to a person, thing or cause. Whatever your reason, the sparrow is a common tattoo seen amongst men and women at car shows and Rockabilly events.