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The butterfly is a symbol of transformation or change, love and joy. I got a butterfly tattoo after i had a bad experience in life and i gave myself a better life and… the reason why i got one is because it made me feel really free with out any more hurting in my life.. I got a butterfly tattoo after a personal experience in my life. Rarely do I share what my tattoos mean, after reading that last comment, I figured go ahead. To me, it represents beauty, changes, taking flight, simplicity and peace. At first, its an ugly caterpillar and no one will give it a second look. but with time and dedication, it becomes something marvelous to the human eye. Its a natural wonder. So, with my life, after getting through some tough times, a butterfly just reminded me of myself actually. I had to take time and appreciate what I had and what I hope to be in the future. I just got my butterfly tattoo a week ago and for me it means a new life, a new beginning if you will. I think that after years of trying to please everyone else by being someone I'm not my butterfly was my gift to me for being me. It was spontaneous and exhilarating, it is beautiful and calm it is colorful and vibrant...everything I want to continue to be! ~ Happy. In paintings, particularly Dutch Renaissance (sp?) butterflies stand for fleeting love (Jacques Louis David, Cupid and Psyche). I got my butterfly tattoo 3 weeks ago. When I first got it I just thought that it would be fun to have but now that I think about it, it represents a new life for me. I just started college last fall and I am changing in ways that I would never of even think of. So mine it means changes and enjoying life to its fullest Traditionally butterflies are pretty and so many people want them as mere decoration. In a deeper sense butterflies represent rebirth or transformation from the caterpillar to the beautiful butterfly. A friend of mine got a butterfly tattoo recently. Just because she likes butterflies. It doesn't "mean" anything! Check out tattoo symbolism here: http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/symbols_intro.htm But remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or symbolize anything! It could represent different things for different people. Here are some examples of Butterfly symbolism: Change, Joy and/or Color. The butterfly can also represent transition and freedom as well as peace. The native Americans believe that if you tell a secret to a butterfly it is ever safe in there keeping, given that a butterfly can not speak. Some people use a butterfly to symbolize someone close that has passed away, I believe that some European cultures believe that spirits or souls are trapped in white butterflies. Others just like the look of butterfly and the tat may not represent anything significant to them. A purple butterfly symbolizes the fight against Lupus, a type of cancer . . . my mother has it. Obviously the meaning of a tattoo totally depends on the person, I think the last definition is the most accurate, but nevertheless I'd like to share the meaning of my butterfly tattoo with you. First of all I shall tell you a story of a butterfly. When my grandma died and before she was buried she was placed in her coffin in a closed gloomy room with neither windows nor ventilation. Just a pathetic electric bulb lighted her while her loved ones said their last goodbyes, but when they entered the room they found a butterfly flying around with its brightly colored wings. It is a mystery how it arrived there. Butterfly tattoos are among the most popular tattoos today and the most frequently requested tattoo designs especially among women. This shows the major growth of women in the tattoo industry as a whole. Butterfly tattoo designs of course are popular among females just for their beauty. There is also a deep symbolism behind the butterfly how a buttefly starts as a caterpiller and goes through a major change to become a beautiful butterfly. The symbol is impermanence and instability of earthly life. The amazing process of change.
Answer That you have absolutely no imagination when it comes to choosing a tattoo design. Seriously.
Nothing, it just means it's a phoenix made up of a bunch of pointless pointy lines.
Alot of them have significance to the tribes and the meaning of each part of the patterns. Many of the islander tattoos are passed on from generations.
I have on myself, and heard from a guy that also had one that in Mexico it means that you have killed someone :) not sure if this is true. But it is definitely not a "female" …version of a scull tattoo, there is a specific butterfly that has a scull pattern on it's wings, not sure what it's called. It is a common motive in tattoos. I'm female but I've met/seen more guys than girls with such a tattoo, and they were not gay.
Turtles symbolize longevity as they live for a very long time.Therefore, Polynesians included the turtle in their tattoo culture.
The dragonfly is considered a symbol of stamina, as he goes all day long and never tires. butterfly tattoo is the ultimate symbol of rebirth and transformation
hearts love butterflys??
A butterfly generally represents someone who is transgendered or transexual. A rainbow usually stands for gay pride.
the dragon tribal
An idiot. Or at least poor judgement.
That the wearer had very little originality and should have just gotten the Coca Cola logo instead.
The same thing it would symbolize on any other person. http://www.whats-your-sign.com/butterfly-animal-symbolism.html
The symbolism of a blue butterfly tattoo usually relates to joy. It also can relate to a change of luck or a fresh start.
that you have little or no idea what a good tattoo is as well as very little if any artistic side....you may also be a tool