This is my first tattoo, which I just got for my 19th birthday. Both the bird and the clef mean a great deal to me. The Barn Swallow represents free blue sky and eternal happiness. Also, I'm a flutist, and birds are almost always the animals that represent the flute (think Peter and the Wolf, The Aviary, Vivaldi's Concerto in D, etc!) The design is based off a traditional Sailor Jerry tattoo. It was done by Josh @ Wild Bill's in Roseville.