In sailor lore, the sparrow was a sign of home, since sparrows fly close to land.
For every 5,000 miles travelled, or for passing over the equator, a sailor would get a sparrow tattooed. They were also considered good luck for dangerous or long journeys, and many sailors would get tattooed before leaving the docks, in port towns.
My great grandfather, (who was in the navy), told my great grandmother he had a gift of birds to bring home to her, which wound up being two sparrows tattooed on his chest. Although i never met him, this is one of my favorite stories about him.
This ring is meant as a talisman for those traveling far away from home or heart, for good luck, and for those out to sea emotionally or physically.
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