Meanings of Tattoo
What matters are shown by a butterfly
Place of tattoo
Popular areas of application
Celebrities tatoo with butterflies
Sketches of tattoo

Nowadays tattoos with an image of butterflies are very popular because they emphasize personality, unique style, femininity and emotional state of harmony of their owners.

A butterfly tattoo on the girl’s sleeve shows her personality and makes her stand out

Meanings of Tattoo

In ancient times, the butterfly was a signifier of the soul, which meant immortality, rebirth. The basis for this image’s interpretation is the insect’s life cycle.

A meaningful butterfly tattoo on the girl’s shoulder

In mythology, the butterfly is often compared to the Great Goddess, Mother, ruling over all life on earth and in heaven.

A very attractive butterfly tattoo on the girl’s shoulder and upper back points out feminity and grace

There are several meanings of this symbol:

  1. As surprising as it sounds, a tattoo with the image of Wind hawk creation was a symbol of militancy in Mexico.

Tattoos with butterflies and a tiger snout on the chest of a man

In Mayan civilization there was a belief the souls of warriors who died on the battlefield, turn into butterflies and then fly over the battlefields.

A wind hawk butterfly tattoo on the back of the hand may sigh agressive character

This butterfly tattoo design reminds a beatiful Mayan legend that a dead warrior soul turns into a butterfly during a battle

  1. Meaning of butterfly tattoo in European culture – It signifies the soul, rebirth and renewed life.

And sketches of tattoos depicting butterflies are a symbol of rebirth, a new beginning. Perhaps that is why butterfly tattoos are applied in the turning points of life, on the eve of decisive events.

A splendid marital butterfly tattoo for a couple made in a turning point of their lives

  1. Another common value of butterfly tattoo – freedom, free spirit. In nature, butterflies flutter freely and easily, their image gives the owner a freedom and lightness.

A very brave butterfly chest tattoo stands for man free spirit

  1. Christian overtones butterfly tattoo is interpreted as a sign of resurrection and immortality of the human soul.

A shoulder butterfly tattoo design includes a scull and a Christian cross – clear message of an eternal life idea

A butterfly tattoo on the girl’s belly also hints to life and death because of a scull sign and a flower

  1. Tattoo butterfly in the East symbolizes femininity, joy, grace, and a few fluttering butterflies is a symbol of family happiness.

A group of butterflies along the girl’s clavicle area – a feminine tattoo in Eastern style

  1. Tattoo butterfly with flower plums – means “longevity and beauty”; butterfly with chrysanthemums symbolizes “beauty in old age”.

It is noteworthy that in Japan if a butterfly has flown into the house, it is considered a harbinger of death, so the butterfly tattoos in Japan represent mysticism.

A butterfly tattoo often goes with flowers that may mean longevity and beaty

A complicated flower-butterfly tattoo design on the girl’s sleeves, shoulders and neck

What matters are shown by a butterfly

  1. Spread wings – a sign of openness to the world

Broadly spread wings of the butterfly tattoo on the back refers to openess to everything new

  1. Butterflies – freedom

A kaleidoscope of butterflies on the girl’s back means freeadom of soul

  1. Symmetrically arranged wings of a butterfly – harmony

Summetrically arranged wings of the butterfly tattoo stand for inner harmony

  1. Butterfly with a pen means longevity

Black and white complicated sleeve tattoo design starts from the neck

  1. Two butterflies – a sign of marital happiness

A pair of butterfly tattoes on a girl’s back refers to the marriage hapiness

Also, you can make the following types of tattoos:

Butterflies in a sleeve floral tattoo design

  • fairy butterfly

A black-and-white fairy butterfly tattoo

A colourful fairy tattoo on a girl’s back of the hand

A butterfly tattoo in ethnic style on a girl’s back

  • cartoon

A collorful cartoon butterfly tattoo on a forearm gives an impression of a watercolour painting

Nice butterfly tatttoo design along the girl’s clavicle area

  • realistic

A splended realistic butterfly tattoo on a girl’s foot

Another realistic butterfly tattoo – in other words – 3D tattoo

  • Often, butterfly is depicted in combination with other elements, such as a stud pattern, curved lines, flowers, hearts and stars.

A complicated butterfly tattoo design with an all-seeing eye on the shoulder

A hawkmoth butterfly tattoo on the girl’s chest is a part of a compound tattoo composition

Place of tattoo

Tattoo with the depiction of butterflies – mainly women prefer this, and men rarely choose this pattern.
However, the famous tattoo artist’s portfolio has “male” sketches of butterflies. They are “woven” in Celtic designs, such as the second option Celtic pattern that draws a butterfly wings tattoo. Another brutal variation tattoo with butterflies is the steam punk style.

A swallowtail butterfly tattoo on a girl’s chest

A quaint celtic butterfly tattoo design on a girl’s back

A curious pagan butterfly tattoo on a man’s forearm

A man with a swallowtail butterfly tattoo on his scull – a bit of steampunk style

A man’s butterfly tattoo strikes with its place of application – upper cheekbone

Popular areas of application

Favorite girl’s places for applying a tattoo are back, shoulder, lower back, abdomen, hands, and feet.

A sequence of buttefly tattooes along a girls spinal column

Three tiny butterflies on a whist – a perfect feminine variant

Tattoo with the image of butterflies – This is an excellent choice for a first tattoo, as this pattern strongly obliges to nothing.
A small butterfly tattoo on the ankle or shoulder can pleasantly and elegantly accentuate your true beauty. Loins – one of the most popular and fashionable places on the body for tattoo.

An elegant butterfly tattoo on the back of a neck

Underbelly – a popular place among girls to ink a tattoo

Men prefer arms and shoulders.

A butterfly tattoo can still look quite brutal on a man’s chest

A hawkmoth on the palm – a nontrivial tattoo design for a man

Celebrities tatoo with butterflies

Everyone wants to be unique and especially the stars. In order to stand out against the background of other celebrities, they decorate their bodies with tattoos symbols, slogans, and images.
Among celebrities who have butterfly tattoos are Maria Carey (she is a fan of Wind hawk),
Drew Barrymore (on her belly), Britney Spears (on her right leg), Paris Hilton.

Vanessa Hudgens with a cute tattoo on the neck

Drew Barrymore’s underbelly butterfly tattoo

Sketches of tattoo

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