Butterfly tattoos might seem like something that would get old after awhile, but people still get them year after year. Butterflies are something people have always loved, and always will. They are delicate and graceful, not to mention full of vibrant color, so it is really no wonder why people want to have one permanently placed on their skin.
Most butterfly tattoos are meant to be beautiful. They use bright colors and thin lines to create an ethereal effect that makes the butterfly look as though it could take flight at any moment. One wonderful thing about butterflies is that you can choose to have one that takes all the attention by its fine crafting, or you could have many smaller ones that spread attention out, making people take a closer look. Either method is just gorgeous.
The number of butterfly styles that have been turned into tattoos is impressive. Just like any popular tattoo theme, people have taken butterfly tattoos and turned many of them into something completely unexpected.
One of the most popular things to do with the butterfly image is to add something odd into it. At first glance, it’s a butterfly. But what you look closer, there is something there you didn’t see the first time. Adding a skull where the butterfly’s body goes is one thing people have done. Sometimes what looks like a butterfly is actually a fairy upon close inspection. Or they take the “eyes” that butterflies naturally have on their wings are turn them into the face of a tiger, adding something feral to the butterfly theme.
Finally, people have even created butterfly tattoos that feature butterflies made of metal, stone, or leaves, really changing the effect of the image.
Butterfly tattoos can really be anything you want them to be. Whether you are looking for soft grace or something outlandish, this design can provide it.