Thereâs not just a single meaning to a sparrow tattoo; it could be freedom, love, eternity, innocence, loyalty to your loved ones. The way the sparrow is pictured here also defines a lot about its meaning. I think the tattoo is inspired by the “Who killed cock robin” rhyme where the sparrow said “With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robinâ. Maybe the guy who got it inked wanted to express his freedom through a tattoo. Whatever the reason be, I just loved the way itâs done, with the wings of the sparrow opened wide.