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Transform Your Skin with a Butterfly Tattoo

Transform Your Skin with a Butterfly Tattoo

Tattoo Ideas1 min Read

Butterfly tattoos are still all the rage, but did you know butterflies are party animals?

Much like the dragonfly, butterflies have become one of the most popular insects in the entire animal kingdom. They show up everywhere — nature photography, paintings, literature, and, of course, as butterfly tattoos. Humans love to prescribe meaning to everything, so the butterfly (and all its various species) has been given some general and specific meanings. Butterflies have come to symbolize our very souls (so fragile, why choose such a fragile creature for our souls?), and in Christianity, butterflies have become synonymous with resurrection. The butterfly transforms from a caterpillar (earthly, we suppose) to its winged final self. Transformation, metamorphosis… got it.  

Pretty tattoo by Andrzej Niuniek. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Pretty tattoo by Andrzej Niuniek. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Great tattoo by Brian Povak. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Great tattoo by Brian Povak. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Gorgeous butterfly tattoo by Dynoz #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Gorgeous butterfly tattoo by Dynoz #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Badass blackwork hand by Evan at Chronic Ink! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Badass blackwork hand by Evan at Chronic Ink! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
So light so pure... By Fernando Shimizu. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
So light so pure... By Fernando Shimizu. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Lovely piece by Jade Schiniou. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Lovely piece by Jade Schiniou. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
That's exquisite! By Matkolm. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
That's exquisite! By Matkolm. #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Vivid piece by our own Megan Massacre! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Vivid piece by our own Megan Massacre! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Fantastic realism by Michael Litovkin... #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Fantastic realism by Michael Litovkin... #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Badass piece by Nick Ink! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Badass piece by Nick Ink! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Impressive piece by Shawn Hebrank... #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Impressive piece by Shawn Hebrank... #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Amazing work by Szymon Gdowicz aka Pain Ting! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo
Amazing work by Szymon Gdowicz aka Pain Ting! #Butterfly #ButterflyTattoo

And what do you want to do when you’re drunk? Screw, of course. In the short period of time these guys are alive, the butterflies want to get as much fucking in as possible. And they are full on — the female butterflies and the male butterflies get up in each other’s business just like humans would. And, in true animal kingdom style, the males compete for the female’s attention. So, these drunk party-goes are all fluttering around flirting and fucking.


Hateful Kate
Written byHateful Kate

Tiny illustrator and artist rocking out in Red Hook, BK.

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