A Parrot Tattoo is an excellent tattoo design, particularly if it is sitting on a pirate’s shoulder: part of our Animal & Birds Category.
Long John Silver and his parrot Captain Flint popularised the linking of Pirate and Parrot a legendary companion and guardian of men. The Parrot’s ability to mimic speech is down to their superior intelligence. Parrots also symbolise courtship, as exemplified by the taking of a parrot by Kama the Hindu God of Love. The Parrot also links to longevity, with a number of species living for 80 years of more.