Lindsay Lohan’s fun week in Cannes during the Film Festival has been well-documented by sites like TMZ, including innumerable drunken poses and even one with lines of white powder on a table in the foreground. Somehow, without the paparrazzi knowing, it appears that Lindsay snuck off and got herself a brand new tattoo!
In a series of photos taken of Lindsay leaving yet another yacht party in Cannes, you can clearly see what appears to be a black swallow with a Chanel logo on a chain suspended from its mouth. Also, there are little colorful Lucky Charms stars everywhere, which seems appropriate given that the other tattoo on her right arm is the Marilyn Monroe quote, “Everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.”
I did some second-grade-level googling and came across the site vanishingtattoo.com which offers some insight into the symbolism of tattoos. Here is some of what they had to say about the swallow:
In ancient times, the swallow was associated with the ‘imperishable’ stars and the souls of the dead. According to Greek legend, secret texts told how to transform into a swallow, something the ancient deities liked to do. It was also a totem bird for sorrowing mothers who had lost a child.
For more than a century the swallow has been a favorite tattoo motif for sailors. It’s often a sign that land is near. During migrations that can be thousands of miles in distance, swallows are known to travel far out to sea, but would alight on boats when close to land – a welcome sign for the sailor hoping for landfall.
If you would have told me a year ago that I would be writing a post about sailors, Lindsay Lohan and swallows I would’ve believed it – I just wouldn’t have guessed it would be in reference to a tattoo!
I looked up the Chanel logo and apparently it is a symbol for Chanel.
Speaking of landfall, Lindsay is reportedly headed back to the states as I type, where she will meet with all sorts of legal drama stemming from her recent absence from a scheduled court appearance about her probation. A warrant was issued for Lindsay’s arrest but she has posted the $100,000 bail and will have to address her grievances to the very unforgiving Judge Marsha Revel!