Butterfly Tattoos represent change
The Butterfly tattoo symbolizes metamorphosis, rebirth, and magic and are one of the most chosen designs in recent years. Butterfly tattoos can be tattooed as arm bands, lower back pieces, on ankles, shoulders, the upper back area, chest or just about anywhere. Due to the huge assortment of actual butterflies and their distinct colorations, it can take quite some time to pick out 'the perfect' butterfly image from the vast number of butterfly tattoo designs available. Very many people choose butterfly tattoos because they've undergone a transformative experience or as a symbol and reminder of their own life path.
Celbrities love Butterfly Tattoos
These days, many of our high profile celebrities flourish tattoos with Britney Spears and others having butterfly tattoos as their choice. Drew Barrymore sports a butterfly tattoo just under her navel. Butterflies are in the main feminine tattoos, though Arnold Schwarzenegger does have on his butt-cheek a butterfly tattoo (being crushed by a terminator moth from the future)!
In some instances and cultures, butterflies were allied with abundance, witches, and divine love. When choosing your butterfly tattoo, you may wish to keep in mind what it represents, what statement you are trying to make, or what it is saying about you. As well as representing metamorphosis, butterfly designs can also represent ideas such as freedom, life or life after death. You can get everything from large bold butterflies, tribal style butterflies to small delicate butterfly tattoo designs and everything in between.
Butterfly Tattoos make up a bold fashion statement
Tattoos were very often used as ceremonious and religious symbols, and the butterfly was connected with the spiritual qualities of metamorphosis and rebirth in many cultures. Butterflies are the classic metaphor of transformation and ultimate freedom, also as impermanence and fragility. Butterflies have decidedly been used as a fashion statement over the years. They have been used by Chinese and Japanese cultures for centuries as symbols of joy and the essence of happiness. In Japanese culture, butterflies are seen as the personification of one's soul, whether it be living, dying, or dead. Whatever you finally decide upon you could hardly choose a more attractive design than a Butterfly Tattoo.