Butterfly Tattoo Art

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Butterfly tattoo art is quite possibly the most commonly requested body art for females. Not only are butterflies beautiful and feminine, they can be as original and creative as a person wishes.


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Butterflies come in every color of the spectrum and practically every pattern possible. This offers the possibility that even if one is on their first or their twentieth tattoo, a new and original design can be created. This point is proven in the beautiful artwork you have shared.


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With most creatures and animals different cultures have different meanings for each. The butterfly is unique in its sameness across cultures.

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In Celtic lore, Greek mythology and even Native American cultures butterflies represent first the soul then change, and also freedom and joy. These themes are always associated with these beautiful winged creatures.

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There are many butterfly tattoo designs

Butterflies are also often included in tattoos with flowers, vines, rainbows and many of natures other scenery.

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While most tattoo butterflies are the creation of the artist, there are numerous butterflies in nature beautiful and unusual enough to be recreated in body art.



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When choosing to create butterfly tattoo art from actual butterflies in nature here are several worthy of consideration:

The Blue Morpho – This neotropical butterfly is an excellent choice when opting for a single color. The iridescent blue wings are brilliantly colored with a gold underside and brown or bronze colored eyespots.

The Goliath Birdwing – This is the second largest butterfly in nature, making it a beautiful choice for a large piece, along with its brightly colored green, black and yellow almost neon coloring.

The Painted Lady – True to its name, this butterfly also known as the Thistle and Cosmopolitan butterfly, is multi-colored with blues, pinks, reds and browns covering its wings.

Tiger Swallowtail – This butterfly is likely the model for most tattoo butterflies. With large, delicate wings and bright colors, it fits perfectly the feminine image of a butterfly.

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A wonderful aspect of the butterfly being incorporated into body art is its ability to fit most anywhere.

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Butterflies, like stars, can stand alone in small feminine locations like ankles or wrists, or they can fill large spaces like shoulders and backs with incredible detail and amazing colors. Butterfly tattoo art has uncountable possibilities, limited only by a persons imagination.







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