Butterflies are popular tattoos among women. Sometimes they are used for their sheer beauty, other times they are used for their deeper meaning. It is of course the second case that will interest us today! ๐Ÿฆ‹

Whether tattooed or in a process of intention, welcome to skull world. We are specialists in skulls in Francophonie and the combination of skulls and butterflies in tattoos has caught our particular attention.

Butterflies symbolize freedom, beauty and change and are often chosen to represent a time of transformation in a woman’s life. Most butterfly tattoos are accompanied by other feminine tattoo designs such as flowers, birds and elegant designs.

In this article we will look together at the different symbolisms of this beautiful insect, considered the most spiritual of them all. As well as what a woman or a man wants to express when he or she has one of these animals tattooed on any part of the body. ๐Ÿ’‰

Meanings butterfly tattoos woman

Butterflies are flying insects that have very ornate and colorful wings. Humans have dreamed of flying for centuries and began to associate the act of flying (represented by wings) with freedom. Therefore, butterflies were of course also mentioned as a symbol of freedom and trust.

This is one of the main reasons they are often chosen to represent a life event where a person releases an emotional burden, forgives another person, or allows the spirit of a departed loved one to move on. ๐Ÿ™

Butterflies can be combined with other symbols of femininitysuch as flowers, fish, birds and chalices. The use of butterflies in a design gives the tattoo a sense of lightness and delicate beauty.

butterfly tattoo for women

Meanings Tattoos Butterfly flying away

The butterfly wing motifs can be altered to incorporate text or other symbols, adding another dimension to the simple drawing. Some tattoo artists give the impression that the butterfly is sitting on the skin by adding a shadow under the wings. This gives the impression that the wings are raised and the butterfly is ready to fly away. ๐Ÿฅฐ

This is the ultimate symbol for letting go. A person with a fledging butterfly tattooed on their skin seems to want to convey the message that one longs for a simple life, doesn’t take on too much and accepts things as they are.

Butterfly tattoo that flies away

Meanings Male butterfly tattoos

Butterflies come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. The meanings for a man can be similar to those for a woman. Nevertheless there are differences. Especially in relation to the drawings. โœ๏ธ

The basic drawing of a butterfly can be transformed to create an abstract depiction of a butterfly, or the drawing of the wings can be modified to include names, sayings, portraits or other symbols. Butterfly tattoo designs usually consist of a collection of organic shapes and curves. They mostly symbolize the wealth of the soul of the person who wears this tattoo.

butterfly tattoo man

Meanings Butterfly Flower Tattoos

Whether it is the combination of the butterfly with a cherry tree, a flower or a tree, this type of tattoo is very feminine. In particular, it symbolizes rebirth and renewal. The flower that changes with the seasons and the caterpillar that becomes a butterfly. ๐Ÿ› Butterflies are

often found as a feast for the eyes on a cherry blossom branch or in combination with a rose. Tattoos of this type are excellent for women who have experienced a life changing event as both butterflies and flowers symbolize rebirth, renewal and change.

butterfly and flower tattoo

Meanings moth tattoo

Moths are deeply rooted in tattoo culture. They are said to be connected to people’s souls . They are also associated with magical fire, which can help summon in times of desperation. As a tattoo, moths are symbols of the afterlife, soul, transformation, and creation. Stylistically, the moth seems to have been formed out of the light. ๐Ÿ’ซ

moth tattoo

The Meaning of the Tribal Butterfly Tattoo

The different tribal styles tend to have specific meanings for the tribe they are associated with. And tribal style butterflies are very often chosen as the first tattoo. They are usually designed with black, solid graphic lines and can be used as a single piece or integrated into a larger design. โœ๏ธ

Its meanings are inherent to whoever wears it. However, it is true that it is chosen far more often for its wonderful aesthetic than for its message. It is almost always designed in black.

Tribal butterfly tattoo

The Meaning of the Japanese Butterfly Tattoo

In Japanese culture, butterflies are associated with marriage. More specifically , they represent a bride’s joy when she finds her happiness in life with her husband. This reference makes Japanese butterfly tattoos a wonderful way to commemorate an anniversary or wedding. ๐Ÿ’

Therefore, of course, it is chosen a lot by young women who want to symbolize their wedding with a tattoo.

Japanese butterfly tattoo.

The meaning of the butterfly and skull tattoo

The combination of a skull with a butterfly highlights the theme of mortality and transmission . Therefore, butterfly and skull tattoos can be used as commemorative motifs or simply represent the connection between life and death. โ˜ ๏ธ

For many, skull tattoos are elements associated with spirituality and power. Associated with the butterfly, this tattoo represents a great form of respect for the people who have passed away, as well as honoring future generations. This tattoo is our favorite! And we invite you to check out this beautiful ephemeral skull and butterfly tattoo by clicking on the image below.

Discover the skull and butterfly tattoo that is the most popular among tattoo fanatics.

The meaning of the butterfly with stars tattoo

Stars are often used to represent freedom, a theme that is doubly powerful when associated with the image of the butterfly. There is also a certain duality in butterfly and star tattoos. ๐ŸŒŸ

Butterflies are icons of a wild spirit, while stars have traditionally been used for navigation and finding one’s way. These opposing ideas can be brought together to represent balance as well as spiritual spirit and orientation on the path of life.

butterfly tattoo stars

The meaning of the butterfly tattoo on the wrist

A movement has emerged in the last decade. The one to get a butterfly tattooed on your wrist. It often refers to a person struggling with major depression or suffering from self-harm. ๐Ÿฉธ Wrists

are often where people who want to hurt themselves go. And the fact that a butterfly is placed on their skin at this very spot reminds them in a dark moment that life is worth living and helps them overcome their urge to harm themselves. This is the so-called butterfly project .

Butterfly tattoo on wrist.

The meaning of the butterfly tattoo on the lower back

This part of the body got a bad rap in the 1990s and early 2000s, as it was sometimes referred to as a “bum tattoo,” especially when the butterfly was in a tribal shape.

However, some men and women proudly sported lower back tattoos to reclaim their freedom and remove negative connotations. And if you believe in chakras , the lower back is very close to the chakra associated with fertility, adding to the symbolism of butterfly rebirth.

Lower back butterfly tattoo

The meaning of the butterfly tattoo on the back of the neck

It is very common to see butterfly tattoos on the back of the neck, although now they are becoming more popular on the neck as well. Many women opt for the back of the neck because the tattoo is so easily hidden by long hair and can also be easily highlighted. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

It is located very close to the head and therefore to the brain. Here, too, there is a real spiritual connection, which means protection in particular for a person who chooses a butterfly on his neck.

Butterfly tattoo on the back of the neck

The meaning of the butterfly tattoo on the shoulder

A butterfly tattoo on a shoulder is a symbol of a life change that the person with their tattoo shows.
This butterfly tattoo is mostly found on the front of the shoulder closest to the heart (left shoulder). This tattoo is not only attractive to women but also has a deeper meaning as it is placed over the heart. It is a visual affirmation of the phrase ยซ a change of heart ยป..

butterfly tattoo on shoulder

The meaning of the butterfly tattoo on the ankle

It can be something as simple as growing older and wiser, or it can be dealing with a more complex situation, such as getting over a broken heart or triumphing over emotional and mental difficulties . ๐Ÿ† Removing your

tattoo from your heart and head also has another connotation: it’s partly a way of showing that your relationship with your body is pure, because “dominated from head to toe”. It shows great mobility.

Butterfly tattoo on the ankle

The Meaning of the Blue Butterfly Tattoo

In many cultures, the sight of a blue butterfly is a sign of good luck . They inspire thoughts of happiness and rebirth or renewal. Blue butterflies are traditionally the most feminine of all butterfly colors, although their image has been used by both men and women. ๐Ÿฆ‹ 

Blue butterfly tattoo

Go for the most spiritual tattoo

We have just seen together what are the characteristics of the butterfly tattoo. You now know exactly what it represents and radiates. You also know its symbolism in terms of where you get it tattooed, its color, and the various other elements that can be associated with it on a person’s skin. ๐Ÿ˜‰.

When you tattoo yourself a butterflywant to leave, then you are very close to the values โ€‹โ€‹of the people who decide to get a skull tattoo. If you like these too, we invite you to try an ephemeral tattoo! It’s a surefire way to take a test and find out if it’s right for you. Discover the most beautiful of them by simply clicking on the image below.