The sparrow is one of the subject founders of the Old School style. It has always symbolized freedom, loyalty and unconditional love towards one person. A very common subject among former prisoners, the sparrow has become a symbol of newfound freedom and the talent not to follow established rules.
When combined with a compass, it can indicate the freedom to love and be guided towards the true love. Unlike most birds in fact, the sparrow is monogamous, and when it finds a mate, it holds for life. In the lives of sailors, a sparrow tattoo was a symbol to achieve a goal. Once reached the 5,000 nautical navigation miles, it was made to commemorate the event.