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Butterfly Tattoos Designs
One of the most appealing feminine images, only second to flowers, would be the butterfly tattoo design. They come in an abundance of colors and can be done in a very detailed and artistic manner or portrayed very simply with an outline.
While they are certainly beautiful little insects, there is a deeper meaning that can be found if it is sought out. A number of different cultures hold their own unique meaning of what a butterfly design represents. An individual can also come up with their own interpretation of what a butterfly tattoo image portrays.
Butterfly Design Symbols
These are considered to be most noble of deaths so they are portrayed symbolically in the image of a beautiful butterfly design. Christianity has different meanings for these tattoo designs, claiming that they represent a soul that has left the body. This is somewhat similar to the Aztec belief, but it does not portray only to those who have died a respectable death.
The interpretation of butterflies designs vary greatly based on who you are speaking with. While legends and meanings differ from each culture, it is generally seen as a beautiful creature transitioning a symbolic change of some kind. This is associated with the change a caterpillar makes as it transforms into a butterfly. The different meanings can hold a particular feel for the butterfly tattoo, but it is typically a very beautiful and feminine design in today’s time.
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In Japanese culture, the body art symbol of a butterfly represents a young woman. It is often considered innocent and pure, while still being very beautiful. If two butterflies are present, it is said to represent marriage. Ancient Mexican Aztecs believed a tattoo of a butterfly represent the souls of the dead- whether they are a fallen warrior or a woman who had died during childbirth.
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