Sailors Soul - Traditional Flash Swallow Pocket T-Shirt - White - The Explorer Collective
Welcome to "The Explorer Collective"
To explore is to travel through an unfamiliar area in order to learn about it, at Hobo Jack we use this saying as a way of life. We are always looking to try new things, expand our brand and explore the creative side of our clothing brand.
As you know we find a so much inspiration from the worldwide tattoo culture, for the "Sailors Soul" tee we have taken influence the from old school traditional flash swallow tattoos.
According to one legend, a sailor tattooed with one swallow had travelled over 5,000 nautical miles, a sailor with two swallows had travelled 10,000 nautical miles. Travelling these great distances was extremely difficult and dangerous in the early days of sailing, so one or more swallow tattoo denoted a very experienced and valuable sailor.