Delicate ink designs are perfect as first tattoos. The small butterfly tattoo is exactly that. It’s not only beautiful but also meaningful.
Butterflies are insects in the macrolepidopteran clade Rhopalocera from the order Lepidoptera, which also includes moths. Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.
Butterflies have a four-stage life cycle, as like most insects they undergo complete metamorphosis. Winged adults lay eggs on the food plant on which their larvae, known as caterpillars, will feed. The caterpillars grow, sometimes very rapidly, and when fully developed, pupate in a chrysalis. When metamorphosis is complete, the pupal skin splits, the adult insect climbs out, and after its wings have expanded and dried, it flies off.
In many cultures, the butterfly is associated with our soul. For example for the Aztecs, the butterfly’s meaning was a remembrance of those who have passed and their eternal souls. In Eastern cultures, butterflies symbolize joy. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection.
Butterfly tattoos are timeless. In addition they represent endurance, change, hope and life. This is a perfect option for those who love elegant and cute designs. Small butterfly tattoo is so subtle and dainty that you can place them anywhere. It will especially look good in places where there is no room for a larger tattoo. Such an ink can be placed, for example, on the wrist, foot, behind the ear, on the finger.
When it comes to graphics, you also have complete freedom. Butterflies look good as black and simple straight lines. But they are most impressive as realistic images in colors characteristic for a particular species. These are small works of art!