What is the symbolic meaning of a butterfly tattoo?
- The butterfly is a symbol of transformation or change, love and
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- A friend of mine got a butterfly tattoo recently. Just because
she likes butterflies. It doesn't "mean" anything! Check out tattoo
remember, sometimes a rose is just a rose. It doesn't mean or
- 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.