175 Exotic Butterfly Tattoo Ideas You Must Try!

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.

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Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly On Flower


Butterflies love flowers of all sizes. This butter flower is a good option for butterfly tattoos on back.

Skull-headed Butterfly Tattoo


This beautiful butterfly is placed on a meshed skull background.


butterfly-tattoo-20-1-640x800-8769104A butterfly is shown to connect two parts of jewelry.

Stomach Butterfly Tattoo


This butterfly makes its way up the stomach

Catch the Crescent


This butterfly on nape decides to follow the direction of light

Serpent On Butterfly


This image depicts a serpent crawling over a butterfly on your right Infraspinatus.

Baby Butterfly


This butterfly just metamorphosed from caterpillar.

Adult Butterfly


This huge butterfly has overgrown its home and seeks refuge elsewhere.

Gold Skull Tattoo


This butterfly with a golden crown is royalty and does not forget to carry along royal guards.



This butterfly got attracted to the beautiful flowers that hold together the pendant.  A good option for butterfly chest tattoos.

Leafy Antennae


This dark amazing fly showcases its high alert leafy antennae on his Occipital.

Scissor-tailed Butterfly


This amazing butterfly illustrates good looking scissors tails.

Butterfly Walks


This amazing butterfly stretches  out its arms to walk.

3D Butterflies


These butterfly tattoo designs depict real-time butterflies take off her back.

Blue on Blue Tattoo


This butterfly gets attracted to a flower of its kind.

Fancy Wings 


This butterfly decided to add some jewel to its wings. It looks all beautiful.

Rainbow Butterfly

1-personality-2620098 A butterfly tattoo on the girl’s sleeve shows her personality and makes her stand out

This butterfly is a true representation of natural butterfly color play.

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.

Blue On Orange

butterfly-tattoo-7-561x800-6626036 This blue butterfly gets moved by this perfect orange flower. Butterfly tattoos on shoulder are the best.

Blue Players


Attracted to this flower these butterflies find it a good playing spot.

Colored Wing Butterfly


To add to its beauty this butterfly chooses to have its wing nicely tail-wards.

Charming Arm 


This image demonstrates simple butterfly tattoo designs for your arm.

Charming Thigh 


This monarch butterfly will definitely tell a story on your thighs.

Watercolor Butterflies


Some little water color will make these beautiful butterfly tattoos on back interesting to look at.

3D Chest Tattoo


This tattoo design demonstrates a butterfly flying its way to your heart.

Mystical Blue Butterflies


These transcendental blue butterfly leaves behind magical sprays.

3D Blue Butterfly On Shoulder

2-soul-6193650 A meaningful butterfly tattoo on the girl’s shoulder

This blue butterfly flies off her captivating slippery shoulder.

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

Orange Distraction Tattoo

3-woman-2361851 A very attractive butterfly tattoo on the girl’s shoulder and upper back points out feminity and grace

This model could gets her attention by this orange butterfly.

 On Tibia


These butterflies managed to go well with her light tibia.

Love Winged


These beautiful butterfly looks attractive with love struck wings.

Wings Break


This multi-colored glass butterfly sheds some of its body pieces.

Hairy Arm Butterfly


To go well with your hairy arms you chose this as one of your butterfly tattoo designs.

Amazing Bird and Butterfly


These two images go so well together.The butterfly and bird make good flying partners.

Gaia and Emma


A parent demonstrates love for the daughters, Emma and Gaia with these two butterflies.

Dark Arm Butterfly


This dark butterfly looks simple for this arm, the play of lines is gorgeous.

Butterfly Woman


This picture of a woman shows her metamorphose into a butterfly human.

Inverted Tattoo


This dark butterfly flies down her stomach.

Forest Illusion Tattoo


Some butterfly tattoo design are a demonstration of our imagination.

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.

exotic-colourflul-butterfly-tattoo-4450916 Tattoos with butterflies and a tiger snout on the chest of a man

Half Wing, Half Flower


This image shows a butterfly revealing only one of its wings.

Twin Butterflies


An image of the same butterflies on both arms brings about the twin feeling.

Scary Skull 


This butterfly with a scary skull as the head is a conspicuous butterfly tattoo men.

Picture Frame


This butterfly adds to the world picture frame on your thigh

Butterfly On Branch


This butterflies chooses not to rest on the flowers but the branches of this tree.



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.

Wind Hawk Butterfly

4-9098139 A wind hawk butterfly tattoo on the back of the hand may sigh agressive character

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


butterfly-tattoo-20-5805477These butterflies are a good addition to the string of beads.

Butterfly Family Tattoo

butterfly-tattoo-30-1-640x800-9813432This image represents a variety of butterfly species.

Land On Skull

butterfly-tattoo-14-1-800x800-1061865This butterfly as it flies around lands on a human skull.

On To The Flower

butterfly-tattoo-13-1-640x800-6915373Butterfly tattoo designs that show action are something try.

Butterfly Masked

butterfly-tattoo-12-800x800-5882779This butterfly masked face goes well with a nicely packed sleeve.

Eyed Arm

butterfly-tattoo-11-1-757x800-5475150Butterfly tattoo men would choose these for the leaned muscles.

Butterfly Masked Girl Face Clock

butterfly-tattoo-19-6333082 A combination of a half butterfly masked beautiful and ugly face clock is all artistry.

Release The Butterfly

butterfly-tattoo-18-5976788Butterfly tattoos on back like this depict love humans show for creatures of the world.

 Shadow On Her back


As the butterfly leaved, all we can see left behind is a visible shadow.

Amazing Couple’s Red Butterfly

5-resurection-7072155 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.

6-freedom-4658649 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.

 Skull and Flower Tattoo

8-christian-immortality-9225959 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.

Group of Butterflies

8-few-fluttering-2158582 A group of butterflies along the girl’s clavicle area – butterfly chest tattoos are amazing

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


This image depicts a butterfly that gets messy with blue watercolor.

Butterflies For Nectar


These butterflies decided to land on the flowers with nectar.

Above The Ankle


This amazing butterfly flies appears to be flying away from the ankle.



This mystical butterfly camouflages in the image of a flower.

Butterfly Above Elbow Tattoo


This butterfly appears to fly away from the elbow.

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.

Green Butterfly On Flowers

9-3-4160060 This green butterfly wavers of this beautiful red flowers.

What matters are shown by a butterfly

10-spread-wings-9060475 Broadly spread wings of the butterfly tattoo on the back refers to openess to everything new

  1. Butterflies – freedomButterfly tattoos on back demonstrate freedom.

    Leaf-Like Antennas Tattoo

    butterfly-tattoo-33-5826953 Someone could confuse this small antennas to the leaves of a green plan

Large Wings Scary

butterfly-tattoo-31-2003171 This butterfly with scary skulls as head can be the source of fear.

 Hare Back

butterfly-tattoo-30-5414724 This colorful butterfly has a back images that imitates a hare.

Lion-Face Butterfly On Battlefield


Butterfly tattoo designs with symmetrically arranged wings stand for inner harmony

This butterfly with pen can come up with beautiful shapes.

Butterfly Carrying Flower


This butterfly carrying a flower is a sign of love.

Long Antennae Tattoo


This butterfly tries to cross from a flower to different kind of flower.

 Tear Drop Thorax


Butterfly tattoo designs with tear drops can look amazing on you.

Monster Butterfly and Small Butterfly


The wording between the butterflies try to warn against following the flock  but only  the right.

13-femininity-japanese-family-hapiness-768x1024-9745632 A pair of butterfly tattoos on a girl’s back refers to the marriage happiness

Also, you can make the following types of tattoos:

Butterfly Flies Towards Flowery Dress

Butterfly tattoo designs with flowers try to tell a story.

Harry Potter Tattoo


Butterfly with skull, image of werewolf, owl and scorpion remind us of Harry Potter.

Flagged Butterfly


This butterfly is colored with colors  of country’s flag.



Butterfly tattoo men use dull colored butterflies.

Butterfly Girl

15-fairy-6186475 Butterfly tattoos on back with a girl brings a fairy tale feeling


16-tribal-1024x1024-9471337 Sketchy butterfly tattoo designs look chaotic but simplistic and artful.

Colorful Watercolor

17-cartoon-9060803 The artist decided not to spare watercolor on this butterfly

Off The Feet

18-real-3d-2-1577986 This butterfly realistically flies off this girl’s foot

 Off Shoulder Tattoo


This butterflies appears to realistically fly offer this girl’s shoulder.

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

Eyed Butterfly

22-staem-punk-2-8211258 Butterfly tattoos on shoulder with other body parts look sophisticated.

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.

Thigh Butterfly


This large butterfly looks big enough to cover her thigh.

 Tummy Butterflies


Butterflies on tummy with this verse signify strength and contentment.

 With Names


Butterfly tattoos on back with names of people could be a demonstration of love.

Back Butterflies

butterfly-tattoo-5-3-585x800-6085333 These butterflies are a representation of the amazing things watercolor can do.

Girl With Butterfly Crown

butterfly-tattoo-4-3-800x800-6281536 Butterfly tattoo designs can be used to show an addition to beauty.

Blue Rose


This picture shows butterflies’ love for flowers.

Butterfly Spread


This butterfly tattoo depicts a perfect spread that leaves behind a perfect image.

Butterfly With Flower  Patterns


Butterfly tattoo designs with flower patterns go well together.

Slevin Butterfly


Slevin butterfly tattoos on back is a combination of dark ink and water color.

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.

Swallowtail Tattoo

21-chest-3998701 A swallowtail butterfly chest tattoos are vivid. 20-gothic-celtic-3393102 Celtic butterfly tattoo designs on the back look enormous

Man’s Skull Tattoo


Butterfly tattoo men can try this on skull. This is a sign of bravery to men.


butterfly-tattoo-23-650x933-9841993 This man’s butterfly tattoo strikes with place of design

Popular areas of application

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

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.

Underbelly Tattoo

d182d0b0d182d183-d0bdd0b0-d0b6d0b8d0b2d0bed182d0b5-d180d0bed181d182d0bed0b2-80-1024x571-1312155 Underbelly – a popular place among girls to ink a tattoo

This underbelly butterfly tattoo design is combination of multiple colors.

Men prefer arms and shoulders.

 Hairy Chest

22-man-3-8707085 A butterfly tattoo can still look quite brutal on a man’s chest mexico-2-5776931 A hawkmoth on the palm – a nontrivial tattoo design for a man

Blue On Orange Flower Tattoo


This blue butterfly is conspicuous on the orange flower.

Horned Skull


This butterfly with horned skull is full of scary features.

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.

Hudgen’s Neck Tattoo

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Sketches of butterfly tattoo

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