What is the symbolic meaning of a butterfly tattoo in prison culture?
It means freedom. to get out. Break free.
The butterfly is a symbol of transformation or change, love andjoy. . I got a butterfly tattoo after i had a bad experience in lifeand i gave myself a better life and the reason why i got one isbecause it made me feel really free with out any more hurting in mylife.. . I got a butterfly tattoo a…fter a personal experience in mylife. Rarely do I share what my tattoos mean, after reading thatlast comment, I figured go ahead. To me, it represents beauty,changes, taking flight, simplicity and peace. At first, its an uglycaterpillar and no one will give it a second look. but with timeand dedication, it becomes something marvelous to the human eye.Its a natural wonder. So, with my life, after getting through sometough times, a butterfly just reminded me of myself actually. I hadto take time and appreciate what I had and what I hope to be in thefuture. . I just got my butterfly tattoo a week ago and for me it means anew life, a new beginning if you will. I think that after years oftrying to please everyone else by being someone I'm not mybutterfly was my gift to me for being me. It was spontaneous andexhilarating, it is beautiful and calm it is colorful andvibrant...everything I want to continue to be! ~ Happy. . In paintings, particularly Dutch Renaissance (sp?) butterfliesstand for fleeting love (Jacques Louis David, Cupid andPsyche). . I got my butterfly tattoo 3 weeks ago. When I first got it Ijust thought that it would be fun to have but now that I thinkabout it, it represents a new life for me. I just started collegelast fall and I am changing in ways that I would never of eventhink of. So mine it means changes and enjoying life to itsfullest . Traditionally butterflies are pretty and so many people wantthem as mere decoration. In a deeper sense butterflies representrebirth or transformation from the caterpillar to the beautifulbutterfly. . A friend of mine got a butterfly tattoo recently. Just becauseshe likes butterflies. It doesn't "mean" anything! Check out tattoosymbolism here:http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/symbols_intro.htm Butremember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean orsymbolize anything! . It could represent different things for different people. Hereare some examples of Butterfly symbolism: Change, Joy and/or Color.The butterfly can also represent transition and freedom as well aspeace. The native Americans believe that if you tell a secret to abutterfly it is ever safe in there keeping, given that a butterflycan not speak. Some people use a butterfly to symbolize someoneclose that has passed away, I believe that some European culturesbelieve that spirits or souls are trapped in white butterflies.Others just like the look of butterfly and the tat may notrepresent anything significant to them. . A purple butterfly symbolizes the fight against Lupus, a typeof cancer . . . my mother has it. . Obviously the meaning of a tattoo totally depends on theperson, I think the last definition is the most accurate, butnevertheless I'd like to share the meaning of my butterfly tattoowith 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 inher coffin in a closed gloomy room with neither windows norventilation. Just a pathetic electric bulb lighted her while herloved ones said their last goodbyes, but when they entered the roomthey found a butterfly flying around with its brightly coloredwings. It is a mystery how it arrived there. . Butterfly tattoos are among the most popular tattoos today andthe most frequently requested tattoo designs especially amongwomen. This shows the major growth of women in the tattoo industryas a whole. Butterfly tattoo designs of course are popular amongfemales just for their beauty. There is also a deep symbolismbehind the butterfly how a buttefly starts as a caterpiller andgoes through a major change to become a beautiful butterfly. Thesymbol is impermanence and instability of earthly life. The amazingprocess of change. (MORE)
Answer . Typically, the butterfly is a symbol of freedom. A caterpillar turns into a butterfly and flies away. So this girl could be saying she is into free love or is not shy in bed. She may not want to express that, but that is what the butterfly means.
\n. \n Butterfly Tattoo \n. \n. \nIt could mean alot of different things to different people. The butterfly is often the symbol of rebirth or reawakening. As the caterpillar turns into a butterfly or butterfly emerges from cocoon it is remade into another life.
Back in the days of the tall ships, sailors would get a sparrowtattoo for crossing a sea, i.e., from the US to England. A seamanwith 5,000 miles or more under his belt earned the right to asparrow tattoo. Some called it a swallow. There you go. More answers from WikiAnswers contributors: . It may …not mean anything, but I know a lot of men in the UK whohave bird tattoos on their hands and wrists have been released fromprison. The sparrows symbolize freedom. . I know of a gang that gets tattoos like that and they get thembecause it is their way of showing that they are free to do whatthey like and don't follow any rules but their own. . A sparrow is a symbol of finding your true love. . Having three sparrows on my body, one singing a songsymbolizing Freedom and the other two diving toward a nautical starrepresenting freedom to love and to find your true love. A sparrowis different from most birds, when they find their soul mate, theystay with them until their life's end. . Some tattoo artists get tattoos of sparrows somewhere on theirbody to draw evil away from their body, because they tattoo demonsand anti-religious stuff everyday. They believe it will protectthem and keep evil spirits away. . A sparrow for a safe journey a sparrow for a safe return and abanner from one beak to the other for every five thousand miles.I'm a sailor, I have sailor tats and the sparrows are a sailor tat.Makes sense though for ex-cons to get them for freedom. I like thatidea, too. . Sailors earned the right to wear "blue birds of happiness"tattoos on either side of their chest after having crossed theEquator. . Sparrows can mean all/any of the following: eternity, luck,innocence. Sparrows are also known for traveling great distances,but always returning home. The way the sparrow is pictured alsodefines a lot about its' meaning. . The tat may have a religious significance. See Matthew 10:29,which reads "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one ofthem shall not fall on the ground without your Father." . I don't think that it has its OWN meaning, when i was 16, myfirst tattoo was different birds flying up my stomach, each one, tome, represented a family member or close friend of mine that hadpassed away. The sparrow represents my grandpa, because its saidthat they are wise birds that "resemble" peace, safety etc.. . Sparrow (swallows, you may be confused with) are traditionalnautical/Navy tattoos that signify that the sailor has traveled acertain amount in his life. Same with Nautical stars. . In the old days, before GPS, sailors would follow birds toland. There was an old sailor's legend about one particular captainwho would recognize the sparrow as native to his home. The sparrowwould signify his coming home. The tattoo is supposed to help leadyou home. . I have two sparrows on my chest - the devil and the angelsymbolizing good and evil in all of us. But I chose sparrows due tothe fact that it also symbolized freedom and loyalty. It was likesymbolizing " being true to thy self." . They are old sailor tattoos. You would get the first one aftertraveling 5,000 miles and the second after traveling another5,000. . The sparrow tattoo was designed by Sailor Jerry. He alsodesigned/originated the love mom tattoos as well as his own brandof rum. . Sparrows symbolize love, dedication and trust. Sparrows matefor life and will always return home no matter how far they travel.They should always be tattooed in pairs. Sparrow tattoos are oftenconfused with Blue swallows. Swallows were often tattooed onsailors to symbolize a safe return home. When a sailor saw aswallow at sea, he knew he was near land. If the swallow istattooed on the sailor's upper chest near his shoulder, itrepresents 5,000 nautical miles sailed. . I have one sparrow on each side of my neck, one with its headcurled back/up and the other with it facing forward. The onelooking back/up, to me, means I'm letting go of the past and theone facing forward is the obvious opposite, live in the present anddeal with what's coming not what's already gone. . Another less-used meaning dates back to Ancient Egypt. TheEgyptians associated sparrows/swallows with the stars and believedthat they caught the souls of those who have passed (hence "living"on as stars). I have two on my back, one on each shoulder blade,with the left representing those I have lost in the past and theright representing those I'll lose in the future. . I'm thinking about getting a sparrow tattoo, There are so manymeanings for it, But mine's completely personal. Im German, and Ihave lots of memories visiting my grandparents there. I used towatch the sparrows with my oma. She used to love them. She passedaway a year ago. I want to get one in memory of her. But also, Myparents have such a strong marriage and and have pet names, my dadcalls my mom "spatz" which means sparrow in German. But that's justmy opinion on sparrow tattoos. Sparrows and swallow tattoos are often grouped as the samething.... swallows were gotten by pirates when they travel over 100,000 milesor over the equator and back, they would ge one on the way one onthe way back... (often done on collarbones) they have a symbolismof "safe travel/safe return" they also are a symbol of true love (more so with swallows) butswallows mate for life, and no matter where each of them are in theworld, once a year they both meet up in the Galapagos Islands tomate.... amongst millions of other birds, all over the world, theyfind each other. -What most of this is talking about is Swallows, not sparrows. Ooldsailors would tattoo one swallow for 5,000 miles, until they hadtheir 2 swallows, after that they would do stars, often on thehands or in the ears. The crossing of the equator has little to dowith the swallows. Crossiing the equator would generally beremembered with a tattoo of Neptunus Rex, or some manner of turtle,to represent the order fo the Shellback. Like most sailor-esquetattoos, its a good luck token. By all means, any tattoo iswhatever you want it to mean, do it for you. +1 ^ the crossing the line( equator) has nothing to do with thesparrows,or swallows. crossing the equator is when a sailor goesfrom being a slimy polly-wog (landlubber) to a mightyshellback-after a two day initiation; a day of wog uprising andrebelion,and the next day wich is the actual initiation and goingbefore King Neptune. The Sparrows were not a Sailor Jerry design,nor were the nauticalstars-though he made them 'popular' and 'cool' to have.They havebeen around for a very long time. Much longer than most peopleknow. As sailors travled by sea, swallows were seen flying abovewhen land came closer. So a swallow in flight is a sign of landahead or "safe return home". It fully depends on who you ask. My favorite one I have ever heardwas it was originally gotten by seamen to symbolize a safe journeyhome because when you saw the birds it meant you were close toshore. I have heard they also mean freedom and a few other things.Some people just get them because they look cool too. (MORE)
if a butterfly crosses your path, it means good luck. i read that somewhere. if a monarch passes your path, it means financial success because "monarch" is another term for roalty, and the royals are wealthy.
You can put Loyalty in Japanese or Chinese or some other language but that's about it. There is a Tattoo Symbol for Life, Love and Loyalty but currently no known official tattoo symbol for just loyalty all by its self. So just make up your own, when people ask "What does that symbol mean" than you c…an just tell them it means loyalty. Most often Loyalty can depicted by a lion. (MORE)
Beauty or metamorphosis and at other times the transitory nature of happiness. Butterflies are also seen as the symbol of freedom.
The spiritual meaning of butterflies... I'm Christian but I've come to know it means "new life" or in other words "a new beginning". ............................................ Because butterflies appear to "die" when, as caterpillars, they enter apparently lifeless cocoons, which in turn brea…k open to release the beautifully transformed butterflies, butterflies represent the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the tomb. (MORE)
Transmutation and the Dance of Joy. Metamorphosis, symbol of change, joy, and color. . the blue butterfly is a wish-granter or malicious spirit
In Japan, the Butterfly, ready to fly after its long spell in the cocoon and spreading its brand new wings, is a popular symbol for young girls. It represents emerging beauty and grace, with the added notice to regard change as joyful, not traumatic. In Japanese Anime and popular culture the Butter…fly is used to indicate Memories fleeting flitting memories, Usually seen on screen as an indicator of lost or forgotten memories. (MORE)
No, it does not, it's just a design. Or, more accurately, any tattoo design means what the person who chose it thinks it means. 10 people with a butterfly tattoo may have 10 different reasons for choosing to have it done. And it's just as likely as anything that none who chose it did so becaus…e they are gay or lesbian. (MORE)
Some believe that if a butterfly (in many cases a yellow one)appears after the death of a loved one, it is a form ofcommunication made by the loved one. As much meaning as you care to put on them. In certain culturesthey may have specific meaning, but, like black cats and walkingunder ladders, the m…eaning is cultural rather than scientific. (MORE)
Depends, but if theres two right next to eachother, or on the same spot on both places. (ex. one on each arm). it could be a white supremisist thing
I'm not an expert, but they are associated with change, in the same way that dreaming with death "means" change, turnaround, etc. If positive or negative, I can not tell you. My advice: keep a good vibe regardless the circumstances. ---------------------------------------------------------------…-------------------------------------------------- In Central America, the black butterfly is symbolic of an imminent death in the future if one flies inside of your house. (MORE)
There are Plenty of Reasons for em. Like The tear Drop is for Either killing some one, seeing someone Die, spending half their life in Jail. blah blah. there are Lots of tattoos, one of the common ones are Spider webs on the Elbow that means that the person has either killed a cop, or beaten a cop u…p. has Been sent to Prison for killing a family Member. There is the 5 point Star, it is for a gang in a prison, the 6 point star, another gang. There is a website you can go to as well. This is where I am getting the rest of the Info: http://tattoos.lovetoknow.com/Prison_Tattoos Double lightning bolts. This is a symbol borrowed from Nazi Germany. . The number 88. "H" is the eighth letter of the alphabet. Double 8's stand for "Heil Hitler." . Teardrops. In some places, a teardrop means the wearer has killed someone. It may also mean he or she has lost a close friend or family member. . Ornate lettering spelling out the inmate's gang name. . Other symbols have to do with drug use.. The number 13 stands for the letter "M" (the 13th letter of the alphabet). It announces the wearer's marijuana use. . And some just show that the wearer has done time in jail.. Chains and locks represent loss of freedom. . Hourglasses stand for "doing time." . A string of numbers may be the inmate's prison I.D. (MORE)
There are many symbolic meanings associated with the butterfly.Here are some of them: . long life (Madarin Chinese) . young men in love (Madarin Chinese) . young maidens and marrital bliss (Japan) . witches trying to steal cream (Germany) . souls of those who have passed away (Ancient Greeks, …someRussians, Mexico) . sould of those who are waiting to pass through Pergatory(Irish) . freedom, fun and joyous times (western world) Butterflies also symbolize rebirth, new beginning, resurrection,transition, celebration, lightness, time, rebirth after death, etc. More about the symbolic meaning of butterfly: The Mandarin Chinese word for butterfly is "hu-tieh". "Tieh" means"70 years", therefore butterflies have become a symbol for a longlife. In this culture butterflies have also become representativeof young men in love. In the Japanese culture butterflies are thought to berepresentative of young maidens and marital bliss. Many Japanesefamilies use the butterfly in the family crest design. Germany has a very unique belief about butterflies. As butterfliescan often be found hovering about milk pails or butter churns, theyhave become associated with witches trying to steal the cream. TheGerman word for butterfly is "Schmetterling", which is actuallyderived for the Czech word "Smetana" which means "cream". There are many links with butterflies in mythology from all overthe world, many of which, in particular Greek mythology, linkbutterflies to the human soul. The Ancient Greeks also consideredbutterflies as the souls of those who had passed away. In ancient Greek the word for butterfly is "Psyche", whichtranslated means "soul". This was also the name for Eros' humanlover and when the two figures are depicted they are oftensurrounded by butterflies. In one of the Russian dialects, butterflies are referred to as"dushuchka" which is a derivative of the word "dusha" also meaningsoul. There is also an Irish saying that refers to the symbolic meaningof butterflies. This saying is: "Butterflies are souls of the deadwaiting to pass through purgatory" Butterflies also symbolize:Resurrection, Transition, Celebration, Lightness, Time, Soul. Thereis a small town in Mexico that also associate butterflies withsouls. It is to this town that Monarch Butterflies migrate everyyear, around the holiday known as the Day of the Dead. The peopleof this town see these butterflies as the returning souls of thedeceased. We are all small and appear to be the same (like the caterpillar),but as we grow older our true beauty shows (like the butterfly).Like a butterfly, we are all different, and beautiful in our ownway. In the Christian religion, the metamorphosis a butterflyundergoes is symbolic of the spiritual evolution all Christians gothrough. Butterflies represent rebirth and a new beginning. ForChristians, it is considered a soulful symbol. In ancientmythology, the butterfly stands for wisdom and everlastingknowledge. Butterflies symbolizes change. First of all the butterfly symbolizes new life from and old one.Seeing that the color black is a strong yet subtle color, the blackbutterfly symbolizes the new strong but subtle life after a periodof transformation. In some cultures the butterfly is also considered to bring luck. By a well established convention in literature and art, butterflies(usually) symbolize transitoriness, as they don't live long. The butterfly exists in four distinct forms. Some consider that sodo we: The fertilized egg is planted in our mother's womb. From ourday of birth we are like the caterpillar which can only eat andcreep along. At death we are like the dormant pupa in itschrysalis. After that, our consciousness emerges from the cast offbody, and some see in this the emergence of the butterfly.Therefore, the butterfly is symbolic of rebirth after death. There is a Native American legend that says, " If you have a secretwish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Sincebutterflies cannot speak, your secret is ever safe in theirkeeping. Release the butterfly, and it will carry your wish to theGreat Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of butterflies. Bysetting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balanceof nature, and your wish will surely be granted." The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunityarises. Change and transformation are inevitable for us all, but itdoes not have to be traumatic. Butterfly symbolism is also closelytied to the idea of spirits and souls. It has been used in manyreligions and cultures. In the western world, the symbol of thebutterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times. It is alsosymbolises a state of naturalness and purity. (MORE)
As with most artistic expressions, the interpretation is largely left up to the artist and the viewer. With tattoos, the bearer of such can have an array of different reasons for getting any particular symbol. This being said, the butterfly can and has been used in Christian artistry to represent th…e metamorphoses of a new believer by casting off the old and taking on a whole new form. This idea is expressed in 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come!" (NIV). While this is true, their are many different reasons for someone to get a butterfly tattooed on their body, and that reason is known only to them and those they chose to share it with. (MORE)
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. I…t 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. (MORE)
in many nations around the world the butterfly symbolizes hope for all inactive persons desiring sex. It is said that if a butterfly is to rest upon you that your sexual deficiences and bad luck (for lack of a better term) will be cured
Could show the number of bodies the got or it could represent one for every 10 years spent in prison.
In some circles it seems to be a sign that you are gay ortransgender, but it is by no means a universal symbol of that.
It could be a symbol of multiple things depending on the context, a writer pointing out a butterfly could show purity or beauty, whereas a butterfly coming out of its cocoon can symbolize either the evolution of a character or a character "coming out of his or her shell". Also a dead butterfly can r…epresent the loss of beauty or purity in the world. (MORE)
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
In prison, inmate politics exist and South Side is one of the gangs that is represented by these politics. South Side can be represented by either South Side, the number 13, Sur Trece, or SureÃ±o. Generally South Side tattoos represent sort of a Â¨rankÂ¨ given to that person for his contributi…ons and the Â¨workÂ¨ he has done for the Mexican Mafia in the United States. Some tattoos can only be used by the top ranks in the gang. If you use a South Side tattoo and it was not given to you, it can result in a Â¨testÂ¨or even death. (MORE)
You may be seeing orange butterflies because they are attracted tosomething in your area. It may also be to represent a change thatis taking place in your life.
A butterfly generally represents someone who is transgendered or transexual. A rainbow usually stands for gay pride.
The symbolic meaning of a white butterfly varies from one place toanother. For instance in Japan it is a symbol of a soul of adeparted person while in China it represents immortality.
Gaara in Naruto has a tattoo meaning LOVE. If you want an exact answer to your question, we need to know what language, culture, etc., so we can help with the appropriate symbol. To list all the symbols that mean love from all over the World, (Nations, Peoples, Races, Religions, etc.) is to vast. "…Specificity" is required. (MORE)
There are an unlimited number of things that a butterfly tattoo onthe left shoulder could symbolize. It could symbolize peace forexample.
A "prison tattoo" of a teardrop, usually on the face near the eye, represents death - either caused by or witnessed by the person wearing the tattoo.
Butterflies generally represent souls, and white is the color for purity. In general terms, it's simply a pure soul. If it visits you at an important moment in your life, it may represent a guardian spirit, ushering you along the path of life.
Christians see butterflies a symbol of the resurrection. They arealso thought to symbolize the passing of a friend or family member.Butterflies also represent change, hope, life, and endurance. Anyof these can be a symbol to a patient with cancer of any kind.
when my uncle died, we got a poem at the wake that explained he was like a blue butterfly that flew into the beautiful blue sky and became one with it. and although we could no longer see him, that didn't mean he was no longer with us... i took this symbolism pretty seriously and am getting a tattoo… of a blue butterfly with the words "although i can't see you... that doesn't mean you're not here". (MORE)
I was told by the artist who did my tattoo, it stands for " Graceful Strength "
There are a few different meanings that a butterfly inside of aheart could have in a tattoo. One possible meaning in this tattoois that the person has peace inside of their heart.
Butterflies are symbols of transformation or rebirth. A brownbutterfly symbolizes the resurrection or important news. Thesymbolic meaning of a butterfly can vary by culture.
now i dont know about the rest of the world but for punjabis, it represents the community as a whole. It is used to symbolize the heroic and couragous acts of their ancestors
it usually means you are affiliated with the "Aryan brotherhood" a group of white supremacists
Butterfly is taken as a symbol of transformation in many cultures.People relate its stages of life cycle to their own. A green colorbutterfly is associated with "energies" i-e love , power , change.
The meaning of a butterfly symbol is powerful transformation. Thisis an analogy for the caterpillar that turns into a butterfly.
The meaning of an eye in a butterfly as a tattoo on a person hasmeaning to the person that only they could explain. Tattoos arepersonal art on an individual. Sometimes the meaning is not anobvious meaning to another person.
The symbolic meaning for butterflies varies by country andcultures. The symbolic meaning for butterflies in Korea are asymbol of happiness.
Facial tattos in maori culture are used to denote rank within a tribe and what tribe you are from.
The symbolism of a blue butterfly tattoo usually relates to joy. Italso can relate to a change of luck or a fresh start.
There is not universal symbolic meaning of a cat tattoo. Somepeople get tattoos of cats because they like the animal.
Whereas this would be a very uncommon tattoo for a heterosexual male to get, it does not mean that you are outright gay, and anyone who would cast such dispersions based on this alone are the kind of people that you don't want to know anyways.
A butterfly koi tattoo can symbolize a great many things. Abutterfly koi can symbolize faith, trust, hope, and love.
The symbolic meaning of a purple butterfly is not exact. There area few different meanings like peace and faith.
Butterflies are not specific to any sexual orientation. Someonethat likes the butterfly symbol likes butterflies, not necessarilya lesbian.
There are quite a number of monarch butterfly tattoo designs and patterns available which you can easily make use of as you try and get yourself the ideal tattoo design that will spice up the way you look. The popularity of this tattoo design has really been on the rise of late and this can only be …attributed to the magnificent eventual look that it is known to have. The monarch butterfly tattoo comes in a number of color variations all of which have a unique way of blending well with your skin color. You won't really have to apply a lot of effort for the tattoo to be admired as the design in itself speaks for itself. In real sense, the monarch butterfly tattoo is usually associated with the female population. An interesting fact about this tattoo design is that it actually happens to have some meaning behind the designs, especially when worn by the ladies. Some ladies regard the monarch butterfly tattoo to have some manner of symbolizing a very unique level of femininity. This actually helps to explain why majority of the ladies are always ordering this tattoo design. Considering tattoos are usually associated with people who would like to have some sort of close connection with the design, it helps to have a tattoo whose meaning and interpretation you can relate with. Some ladies interpret various meanings behind the monarch butterfly tattoo. Some presume that the butterflies usually symbolize the soul. This can actually be quite a deep meaning, something that ladies definitely get attracted to and hold dearly. As for the monarch species, they are presumed to add a touch of beauty to the already existing design. In real sense, the monarch butterfly tattoo designs can be presumed to be worn by a lady who has a very beautiful soul. All these are quite some strategic explanations that help to explain the meaning behind the tattoo and why it is so much loved. Royalty, perseverance, and beauty are just some of the concepts associated with the Monarch butterfly. See the Related Link listed below for more information: (MORE)