10 Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas: The Best Butterfly Tattoos

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10 Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas: The Best Butterfly Tattoos

Butterfly tattoos are wrapped in symbolism, and can represent many things: like spiritual rebirth, hope, new life, and change. Not only do they have great meaning behind them, Butterflies are also beautiful, their symmetry, their colors, and their unique markings can be tattooed in a variety of styles to fit any taste. 

With all these options for different Butterfly tattoos it can be difficult to decide what Butterfly tattoo is right for you. That is why we put together this list of the 10 Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas, this list will help you narrow down the perfect Butterfly tattoo for your own unique style, and give some great ideas for your next Butterfly tattoo.

This Butterfly tattoo list is done in the order of deciding on how you want your next Butterfly tattoo i.e.  small or large, black or color, etc. , so it should walk you through how to put together your Butterfly tattoo step by step. We hope you enjoy the list!

#1: Blackwork Butterfly Tattoos

When deciding on a new Butterfly tattoo you need to decide if you want to go with color or blackwork. Here is a great example of a Blackwork Butterfly tattoo, this tattoo has a sophisticated, yet classic tattoo look and feel.

Black work Butterfly Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Summer


#2: Color Butterfly Tattoos

You may prefer the vibrance and boldness of a color Butterfly tattoo, that way you capture their beauty the way nature intended in stunning technicolor. This colorful Butterfly tattoo shows how beautiful a colored Butterfly tattoo can be.

Color Butterfly and Leaves Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sarah

#3: Small Butterfly Tattoos

Next, you will need to decide on the size of your Butterfly tattoo. Some like small tattoos like the tattoo below. This size is great for those who want a Butterfly tattoo, but want to be able to hide, or not have it too over the top.

Small Butterflies on Hip Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Sara

#4: Large Butterfly Tattoos

Large tattoos are also great for Butterflies. This Butterfly tattoo below looks amazing with it's vibrant colors, plus, the chest placement is perfect. It makes you wonder why there are not more people walking around with Butterfly chest pieces.

Big Monarch Butterfly Chest Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Devon

#5: Fantasy Butterfly Tattoos

Tattoos are art, and art doesn't always have to reflect life realistically, that is why fantasy Butterfly tattoos are so great. Butterflies already have a mystique to them, so why shouldn't Butterfly tattoos.

Fantasy Style Butterfly tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho

#6: Realistic Butterfly Tattoos

Butterflies are naturally beautiful , and if you want to replicate the beauty in a tattoo then a realistic Butterfly tattoo is the perfect idea for you. The tattoo below also has a 3D aspect to it, so it looks like the Butterfly is just standing on the skin, read to fly away.

Realistic 3D Butterfly Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Ryan

#7: Multiple Butterflies Tattoos

What's better than one Butterfly tattoo? Multiple Butterfly tattoos! Butterflies are often seen flying together, so it makes them perfect for multiple tattoos. You can place Butterfly tattoos symmetrically on the body like the tattoo below, or you can have the Butterflies flying and frolicking around anywhere you want.

Matching On Each Shoulder Butterfly Tattoos Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Summer

#8: Butterfly Mixed With Other Tattoos

It is popular to mix Butterfly tattoos with other objects, Butterflies are very transformative, so it makes sense. Below is a half Butterfly half flower tattoo. This can be done with more than just flowers, but this should be some good inspiration to help you come up with other ideas for your mixed Butterfly tattoo.

Half Flower Half Butterfly Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by Tacho


#9: Butterfly Skull Tattoos

The skull with Butterfly wings has been around for ages, and if you want to give your Butterfly tattoo a darker more ominous look, then Butterfly skull tattoos are for you. The tattoo below is more of moth than a Butterfly, but I think you still get the idea.

Skull and Butterfly Tattoo Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoo done by  Eddie

#10: Location of Butterfly Tattoos

Finally, you are going to have to decide on the location of your Butterfly tattoo. Below we have a finger Butterfly tattoo, a side Butterfly tattoo, and a forearm Butterfly tattoo. Butterfly tattoos tend to look great anywhere, so you won't go wrong with any choice.

Butterfly Tattoos In Different Locations Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas

Tattoos done from Left to Right 



We hope you enjoyed the 10 Best Butterfly Tattoo Ideas list. What Butterfly Tattoos did you like best? Are there any better Butterfly tattoo ideas that we did not include? Let us know in the comments below.

If this did help you figure out your next Butterfly tattoo and your are ready to get it tattooed, book your tattoo now at Mr. Inkwells Tattoos by clicking here. Our world class tattoo artists can make any Butterfly tattoo idea a reality, and transform your skin for the better.

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