The Mission

Your Ultimate Destination for Tattoo Art, Lifestyle, and Culture

Welcome to Swallows N' Daggers, a passionate community of tattoo enthusiasts, artists, and collectors. We are dedicated to celebrating the rich history, diverse styles, and ever-evolving trends of tattoo art and culture. Our mission is to create an inclusive and inspiring space for everyone who shares a deep love for tattoos, from the curious newcomers to the seasoned veterans.

At Swallows N' Daggers, we believe that tattoos are more than just art on skin; they are an expression of individuality, personal stories, and a shared cultural experience. Our platform aims to provide a comprehensive, immersive experience that goes beyond the ink. We strive to connect, educate, and inspire our community by showcasing exceptional artists, discussing tattoo history, and exploring the latest trends in tattoo lifestyle and fashion.

What We Offer:

1. Artist Spotlights: Discover exceptional tattoo artists from around the world, learn about their unique styles, and get inspired for your next ink.
2. Tattoo History: Dive into the fascinating world of tattoo history, from ancient tribal practices to the pioneers of modern tattooing.
3. Tattoo Culture: Explore how tattoos influence and intersect with other aspects of culture, such as fashion, music, and cinema.
4. Lifestyle & Fashion: Stay updated on the latest trends in tattoo-inspired fashion and accessories, and find out how to incorporate them into your everyday look.
5. Tips & Advice: Get practical advice on tattoo aftercare, choosing the right artist, and making informed decisions about your body art.

Our Story:

Swallows N' Daggers was founded in 2009 by a group of tattoo enthusiasts who wanted to create a platform that celebrates the vibrant and diverse world of tattoo art and culture. What began as a small blog has since grown into a thriving community of thousands of members across the globe. Today, we continue to be inspired by the incredible creativity and passion of our community and are committed to showcasing the best tattoo art, lifestyle, and culture the world has to offer.

Join Our Community:

Swallows N' Daggers is a space where everyone is welcome, no matter your experience or background. We invite you to join our community, share your tattoo stories, and be a part of our ever-growing family of tattoo enthusiasts.

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Embrace your love for tattoos and join us on this exciting journey through the captivating world of tattoo art, lifestyle, and culture. Welcome to Swallows N' Daggers!

The Early Days

Swallows and Daggers started life as a digital labour of love with the original blog documenting and dissecting classic american tattooing. From these small viral roots grew a community of like minded misfits, shaping and influencing the evolution of the brand. We garnered a global audience – through vast and varied daily content, the s&d website became a reference point for artists, brands and tattoo aficionados alike. In the process we broke down tattoo culture for anyone who had respect for the craft but not the access to the knowledge. Soon, a physical zine evolved out of the website, followed by a series of collaborative t-shirts with artists Simon erl and matty d’arienzo.

The Glory Days

Since the 2000's swallows and daggers has offered a fashion collection riffing off our obsession with tattoo culture, taking inspiration from artistry of the skin onto the cloth. Alongside our mainline collection, we’ve facilitated small, exclusive drops with some of the most exciting names in the industry. From Ross Hell to Ashley Love and most recently jack the grim. We have always intended to create a product that provokes and amuses offering a slice of off-beat original style.

The Reset

2020 has been a hard year for all. We’re not going to pretend that as a small business the events of this year have passed us by. We’ve taken the time to pause, reflect and reset. All our clothes are now created from certified organic cotton with each piece cut, sewn and printed in association with our longstanding well trusted factory in Turkey. If you have any questions about our process, then please ask. We are committed to complete transparency over our process, from cotton field to your back. At Swallows and Daggers we represent the freaks, the geeks, the weirdos, the misfits, the drop outs and the ne-er do wells. The misunderstood, the misanthropic, the dreamers, the artists, the scarred, the brave and the unique. S&D has always been a labour of love, we’ve never lost that spirit. We’re going to keep evolving and hopefully bring you all along for the ride.