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Butterfly Tattoo Designs

butterfly tattoo designsThe 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 body.

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.

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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.

butterfly foot tattooBy 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 female  body.

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.

butterfly tatooThe 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 rebirth.

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.

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