Butterfly Tattoos Becoming the Rage
- Rebirth and the Phoenix Tattoo
The tattoo of the Phoenix is one of the most fantastic to work with, and whether you do it in dark ink, bright colors, or in some cases the combination of both, you've really got to have a poor tattoo artist to screw this one up, as the body and...
- The Attraction of Star Tattoos
Similar to flower tattoos, star tattoos, in general, arel not conducive to making statements by those who embrace them. There are exceptions, for example, with nautical military star tattoos. Otherwise the star tattoo design of choice is just a...
Women Prefer Butterfly Tattoos
When you take all the people getting tattooed in the United States, it may surprise some that men and women are only a couple of percentage points apart for who gets inked the most. Of all men of all ages in America, 15 percent have tattoos, while of all women of all ages, 13 percent get tattooed.
With women entering the tattooing craze, they have taken the butterfly as the favorite symbols to be tattooed on their bodies; the reason it's among the leading tattoo designs requested.
Don't let that fool you though, as even though the butterfly is so popular as a tattoo choice, it comes in an extraordinary variety, designs, color and sizes, which women respond to by having put in a variety of places on their bodies; and in fact - almost anywhere.
Try some temporary butterfly tattoos to see if it's for you, or just for fun on any given night.
I really do recommend trying out a temporary tattoo if you've never had one before. Place a butterfly where you want it on your body and get a feel for if you would want if permanent or not.
Included below are some fun temporary butterfly tattoos for you to try if you want to go that way first. You really should try something like that first to avoid any regrets later.
Full Back Butterfly, Dragonfly Tattoo
Blue Butterfly Tattoo
Flower and Cat Tattoos
- Cat Tattoo Designs
Cat tattoos offer up a variety of designs and inspirations from people, and can range from jungle cats to our favorite little fur balls running around the house. This hub we'll look at domestic cats, which can bring out a lot of emotion in people,...
- Versatility of Flower Tattoos
Flowers are a fast growing segment of the tattoo market, and because of the infinite variety and endless meanings attached to them, can be used my women and men to speak and say a lot of things, while still being very nice looking. Another...
Popular Butterfly Tattoo Designs
Some of the more popular butterfly designs are large butterflies put on the back; tribal butterfies; celtic butterflies (some guys like these); small butterflies; and maybe the favorite for those covering a larger portion of their body - the scrolling butterfly scene, which is really quite nice looking, especially on longer parts of the body like legs, arms and sides of the torso.
Smaller butterfly tattoos are placed on neck, ankles, wrists, hands and feet.
The more mid-size butterfly tattoos are placed on the shoulder and upper arm. While some woman still put larger tattoos on their lower backs, when the term 'tramp stamp' referred to any type of lower back tattoo, woman not only stopped putting their tattoos there, but also, in many cases, removing them.
Butterfly Tattoo that Looks Like Calligraphy
Marilyn Monroe Tattoos
- Marilyn Monroe Tattoos
I love to find various tattoos, especially of people we know, and see how tattoo artists and designers depict and show them. So when I went looking for Marilyn Monroe tattoos, I was really surprised to find so many that weren't done in the quality...
Butterfly Tattoos with Dark Ink
What I find interesting with butterfly tattoos, is they seem to look the opposite on the body as in nature. By that I mean the ones that are more black and grey, or black and grey with a little color added in, seem to look much better than those with vibrant and full color.
Of course beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but at least that's my take on it.
Butterfly Tattoo Scrolling on Side
- Compelling and Unusual Feather Tattoos
Feather tattoos are fascinating in that they're embraced in numerous ways as far as where they're placed on the body, possibly being among the largest variety of placements of the majority of tattoo themes I've seen. A couple of things with...
Where to Find Inspiration for Butterfly Tattoos
What's so fun about butterfies and butterfly tattoos is the extraordinary variety available to choose from. If you want inspiration, just get a book or go online and look up butterflies themselves and see the amazing variety and color these beautiful creatures portray.
I know some people will take a printed photo of a butterfly and bring it to their tattoo artist to work out a design resembling it.
Butterfly Tattoo on Foot
Dandelion Flower and Seed Tattoo Designs
- Dandelion Flower and Seed Tattoo Designs
Dandelions, for most of us, were a big part of our childhood, as we'd grasp the flowers when they were going to seed, and shutting out admonitions to not blow on them because they would produce more of the unwanted flowers, we puffed out our cheeks,.
Some of the Best Butterfly Tattoos
A couple of my personal favorites with butterfly tattoos is one that is also growing in popularity in and of itself: the dragonfly, making the image of the two together all the more fascinating and interesting.
But the absolute favorite for me is when you have the scrolling, vine-like look going up the length of a leg, arm or side. Include the butterfly and the dragonfly, and that's as good as it gets concerning tattoos for me.
Scrolling Butterfly, Dragonfly Tattoo on Side
Why Butterfly Tattoos are so Popular Among Women
It seems the reason why butterfly tattoos are so popular among women is they look good in many places where they're placed, and so unless they're really done badly, or have some added dark sort of connotation, most work well in situations where they'll be seen socially and in most instances - professionally. Obviously it depends on the profession, but they're less risky than some tattoos that could keep you from getting hired.
But taking into account the profession you're in, if it's outside the home, is a must when having permanent ink placed in and on your body in a place it is difficult to cover up with clothing or hair.
Butterfly Tattoo on Woman's Neck
Heart Tattoo Designs
- Heart Tattoo Designs
The symbol of the heart apply to more areas of our lives than we are aware of, once we start thinking about it, and in regard to heart tattoos, that is expressed in a variety of ways. There is of course the obvious love aspect of the heart,...
More Reasons for a Butterfly Tattoo
Another major reason for their popularity is the beauty of the butterfly in its form, and I also think its fragility; which life teaches us is part of our experience.
Butterflies have beauty like women do, but life is also fragile, and nothing is guaranteed but the moment we live in. Butterflies are an excellent depiction of that reality.
Butterfly Tattoo on Ankle
My Little Pony Tattoo Designs
- My Little Pony Tattoo Designs
My Little Pony has been a wildly popular brand for young girls since 1982 when the first line of toys were released. For 30 years the little ponies haven't lost their allure, and many of those reminiscing about their childhood decide to have a...
Butterflies and Transformation
Probably my favorite thing about a butterfly is how it represents transforming from one thing to another, and as we live our lives they take on these sometimes scary but challenging changes that transform us all into who we are.
Why Butterfly Tattoos?
In the end, there are a large number of reasons women choose butterfly tattoos, and it's the butterfly itself in all its variety and beauty that inspires us.
From the flittering and fluttering as it flies to its harmless landing on a flower or finger to its lines, beauty and the realization that we can be changed from who we were into someone different is all represented in the butterfly.
This is why they work so well with other living things and elements, as life happens no matter what we're doing, and we are always changing.
But we are also showing appreciation for the beautiful things of life, and butterflies represent that very well.
With all this going for it, no wonder butterflies are becoming one of the more popular tattoos designs to choos from.
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