Butterfly Tattoo Designs
The butterfly tattoo is one of the most
popular tattoo designs for girls and women today.
Butterfly tattoos come in a wide range of bright and vibrant colors, shapes and placements on the female
Throughout time the butterfly has been a symbol of change, rebirth and growth, characterized by its beautiful
colors and delicate nature.
The mystery of how the butterfly starts off as a caterpillar, goes into a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful
butterfly has been a fascination of many for hundreds and hundreds of years.
The transformation of the butterfly has sparked many stories and myths down through time.
When people think of butterflies they are reminded of the beauty in nature, of lush meadows with flowers and the
warm sun above. The image of the butterfly fluttering about in this scene adds to the beauty. Butterfly tattoos are
meant to capture that same feeling of beauty, freedom and delicate frailty.
By choosing a butterfly tattoo you are expressing the free and loving side of your
personality. Some choose a butterfly tattoo design to represent their gentle and pure nature.
A butterfly tattoo can be small and delicate and placed in locations that accentuate the shape of the
Locations often include the small of the back, ankle, foot, just below the waist line or top of the
breast so that it shows only when the person is wearing a bathing suit.
The tattoo of a butterfly can also be large and vibrant, filled with color and intricate detail. Often the upper
portion of the female back is a prime location for this type of body art. It all depends on the personality of the
person and the statement they are trying to make.
The butterfly is truly a beautiful creature and has taken on a
variety of symbols through time.
In Greek mythology, Psyche was depicted with the wings of a butterfly. The Greeks believed a new human soul was
born every time a butterfly emerged from a cocoon.In China, the butterfly is looked upon as representing
All throughout time many cultures have seen the butterfly as symbolizing transformation of the human spirit and
rebirth. Because of its short and delicate life span many cultures have looked upon the butterfly as representing
impermanence--that nothing lives forever.
Yet, in its short time the butterfly makes the most of its existence as it flutters from flower to flower,
represents the purity and innocence and beauty that life can hold.