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A butterfly is extremely beautiful and they come in a lot of different designs. There are standard butterfly tattoos, tribal butterfly tattoos, lower back butterfly tattoos and Celtic butterfly tattoos.
Butterflies are popular on any part of the body, but they are very popular on the lower back. A butterfly tattoo can be designed from a real butterfly or an imaginative butterfly. Many women get a butterfly tattoo with other symbols such as flowers, leaves, fairies or flames. Also many women use butterfly wings on a fairy or an angel tattoo to create a very unique look.
Butterflies symbolize different things to different cultures. Here are some meanings below:
- Having a tattoo of a butterfly symbolizes a new life, rebirth and transfomation. As we all know, butterflies start out as ugly caterpillars, but they change into beautiful creatures. They also symbolize a new beginning after having gone through some rough times.
- Lots of women consider a butterfly a beautiful way to show people that they are a nature lover.
- In some cultures, like the Christian, the butterfly symbolizes a person’s soul. For example, the Greek word for butterfly, means soul
- In China, two butterflies fluttering together are a symbol for love.
Celtic Butterfly Tattoos
The Celtic people lived very close to nature and had many beliefs, legends and symbolism for many natural elements. They believed that the butterfly symbolized rebirth and transformation.
Celtic butterfly tattoos have bolder lines and the butterfly wings are either filled in with the Celtic artwork or a Celtic border might surround the butterfly image.
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo
The symmetrical nature of a butterfly works well with a tribal design. Tribal butterfly tattoos are often black, or a combination of a colored butterfly with black tribal swirls.
Lower Back Butterfly Tattoos
Lower back butterfly tattoos are usually larger, stylized butterfly images that stretch across the lower back. This is one of the most popular places to get a tattoo for women. The placement of the butterfly on the lower back works perfectly as the butterfly is symmetrical.
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