The True Meaning of Butterfly Tattoo Designs
Graceful and sweet, the Butterfly is one of the most popular designs for women. It expresses the feminine influence on the tattoo culture. Its outward beauty and graceful flying have been said to be a symbol of the human soul. However, the symbolic representation of the Butterfly varies from culture to culture.
The Greeks believed that the Butterfly emerging from its cocoon represents the emergence of a human soul. Minoan and Mexican cultures believe Butterflies to be goddesses who represent beauty, love, flowers, and the spirits of the dead. Many young girls in Japan relate the Butterfly to their life journey when it becomes time to spread their wings and be on their own, representing the emergence of beauty, grace, and joy. Native Americans believe the Butterfly is the main symbol of guidance in changes through life. The Chinese see the Butterfly as a symbol of marriage and harmony.
Remember, tattoos are permanent
Men, if you were thinking about getting a butterfly tattoo, it’s okay. The Butterfly is not exclusively devoted to women. The masculine Roman Emperor, Augustus, and the warriors of the Mexican Popolucas took the Butterfly as their personal symbol, representing fire and strength.
Remember, tattoos are permanent and therefore life long decisions. So don’t rush out and get the first, second, or third design you find. Look at every possible style you can find and choose the one that you feel represents you. Once you get it, you will want to enjoy it every time you look at it for the rest of your life. Because you want your tattoo to be original, I would not recommend using a drawing or sketch from a free tattoo gallery. Many tattoo designs that are free are copies, poor quality, or your neighbour already has it.