When it comes to the butterfly tattoo on woman, there is no other tattoo style that compares. The butterfly design tattoo is the most popular tattoo style amongst women. The butterfly tattoo can be solid ink, two toned, or multi color. It looks good as a single tattoo, but most butterfly tattoos have trail ink or other images, such as stars or flowers.
None the less, the butterfly tattoo can be designed in a variety of different ways. As you see on the right, this design has a great color and the stars and wind trails add beauty to this particular tattoo. This tattoo shows how two colors, blue and black, can be used. Besides yellow, you can see how the black and blue is used in dark scale and a lighter scale. This is a beautiful design.
The butterfly tattoo is also usually mixed with flowers and plants. As you can see from the tattoo on the right, this butterfly tattoo also has a plant.stem. The butterfly is perched onto the plant. I brought this image up because of the dark tones that are associated with the tattoo. The tattoo appears to have a green color, orange, and a dark yellow. There is nothing wrong with this type of tattoo, but I wouldn’t advise using dark colors like this tattoo. I like the design, but uses of the color is all wrong. The green in the tattoo is fine, but I believe the dark tone of the other colors takes away from this tattoo. I am not saying that you shouldn’t use this design or color at all. I just personally believe the colors are all wrong.
The design on the right is a well designed tattoo on the lower back. Brighter shades of the purple look much better then a dark purple. As you can see, the purple is not very bright, but just enough to really set the tattoo off. You really need to pay attention to your choice of colors when you get your butterfly tattoo. Remember, the outline is usually done in black anyway. This adds enough dark color to the butterfly tattoo anyway. You really want to have the perfect mixture of colors and hues for the butterfly tattoo. Of course, it is your tattoo and you can choose any color that you wish, but I still believe the lighter colors look so much better. The sky blue color and light pink work well with the black outline ink.
In saying that, this is just for the butterfly coloring. Since the butterfly is going to be the main part of your tattoo, you want it to stand out from the rest of the tattoo. For this reason, you would use all original colors for any flowers or landscaping in the background. I don’t have a picture of this design, but I saw one the other day and it was absolutely a beautiful tattoo design. The tattoo was on the lower back. The main front of the tattoo or the front piece had a butterfly perched on a blade of grass. Tall grass covered the bottom of the tattoo and it was shaded perfectly with 4 shades of green, with brown and black shades. It was a landscape designed tattoo with the butterfly as the center piece. In the background, the sky was colored with the moon. The sky was bright blue. On the right, there was a cliff and a waterfall. Beautiful trees were in the background and the setting was fall. The leaves were orange, red, and yellow. The waterfall landed in a lake. I thought it was a great landscape design and it inspired me to write about it. I did not have a chance to get into a full conversation, but she told me there was no meaning behind the tattoo. Many women choose the butterfly design because it adds beauty to the body, while other butterfly tattoos can be used for overall meaning.
The design on the right is a beautiful designed butterfly done in light colors. The artwork is based on the Japanese style. The colors go great together and you can also see how great the Japanese art looks with the butterfly. You can see the heart and it may hold overall meaning, probably “love”. This tattoo shows how the correct colors make the tattoo stand out more. The background artwork was a great choice for this tattoo.
As you can already see, the butterfly tattoo can be placed in a variety of places on the body. Most women use the lower back or back shoulders for this specific style, but it can also be placed on the stomach, sides, feet, and the upper arms. Out of all these areas, the sides would be the most painful.
THE MEANING OF THE BUTTERFLY
A lot of women that get the butterfly tattoo really don’t understand the overall meaning of the tattoo design. For many, the butterfly design doesn’t hold any symbolic meaning. Although that is true, for others, it does.
The butterfly stands for transformation among many cultures. The metamorphosis of the butterfly stands for the journey from childhood to adulthood, the transformation to an adult. It symbols the journey we take to grow up and mature. It is also a symbol of beauty and diversity among many cultures as well. The butterfly symbols the overall change a person endures during this stage of their life.
In Western culture, including Japan, one butterfly stands for womanhood and two butterflies stand for marital bliss amongst partners. It is also shared by other cultures.
Even cultures of the past used symbolic meaning from the butterfly. The Aztecs used the butterfly in their spiritual beliefs. They believed that butterflies stood for the souls of the dead. It was also used symbolically within the culture when women died giving birth to their children. It was also used in Mexico and South America for similar reasons.
Overall, the butterfly has many meanings in many different cultures, but transformation seems to be the constant symbolic message from the design. Either way it goes, the butterfly is the top choice of design among women of many cultures, symbolic or not.
If you are thinking about getting a butterfly tattoo or this is your first tattoo, please make sure you go to a tattoo artist that you completely trust. Ask if you can see images of different color schemes for the butterfly design. If the butterfly is what you are considering, be sure to read the tips above. If you are into dark shades and colors, perhaps the butterfly design is not for you. Brighter colors help the butterfly design stand out more. Shop around for an artist and try to read reviews on them or look at past tattoos they have done.
Don’t rush into a tattoo by all means. This is something you will wear for the rest of your life. You want to make sure you take the time out to do your research. There are thousands upon thousands of different designs and styles you can choose from. Make sure you are 100% sure on the choice you have made before you decide to get your tattoo. I hope you have found this article helpful and if you are doing research, please feel free to follow the links below to get more ideas for your tattoo.