The moth tattoo looks quite dark and gloomy but it is definitely worth your attention. Moth tattoos have been more and more popular. In fact there is a lot of symbolism behind a this tattoo.
Moth is an insect with wings that is similar to a butterfly. Moth usually flies at night and is attracted to light. Now there are hundreds of moth species and each one has its own unique pattern. Moth larvae, or caterpillars, make cocoons from which they emerge as fully grown moths with wings.
People grow some moths because of their economic value. The most notable of these is the silkworm. The larvae of many species are used as food, particularly in Africa, where they are an important source of nutrition.
Many people feel more related to moths instead of butterflies, since moths have a rugged beauty that lacks the feel of perfection that some butterflies can have. Moreover, unlike their butterfly cousins, most moth species don’t look very friendly.
Moths are often used metaphorically in themes relating to spirituality, self-acceptance and sometimes death. The moth as an icon is a symbol of transformation, metamorphosis. It is a sign of change and an omen of regeneration. In this way, the moth tattoo can represent someone getting over a tough time in their lives. It can be the meaning of determination, faith, and change. Depending on your tattoo design, it can be a symbol of life after death and how things come clear once the light hits.
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