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"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on.
To bring you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond."


~ old Irish blessing


Because of the mystery, beauty and mythology that surrounds them, butterflies are a natural subject of tattoo design.

The humble caterpillar's metamorphosis - into a beautifully colored, light & incandescent creature - gives the butterfly a magical quality that in Asian cultures look upon as the essence of pure joy. In Ireland, the butterfly is traditionally believed to bring good luck, while American and Mexican Indian tribes connect it to fertility, or the mystical transformation of one life form to another.

As such, the butterfly design is inherently a feminine one, and has become by far the most popular among women as a graceful and discreet statement placed on the back or shoulder, or more boldly on the chest, neck or cheek.

The butterfly lends itself to a wide variety of colors, designs and shapes, so if you are considering a butterfly tattoo design by all means let your imagination run wild.

Around the Web, find out more about the most butterfly tattoo designs in online forums and picture galleries, or dig deeper into the history and mythology of the butterfly - a creature that many world cultures have come to regard as the symbol of a carefree and happy existence ....

More about buttefly tattoo designs around the Web:


Butterfly tattoos
- The big collection of photos of favorite butterfly tattoos on backs, necks, legs, arms and shoulders, submitted by visitors. Click on the thumbnails for full views.

Tattoo Art - Butterfly Tattoos - Tattoo art galleries and community forums with beautifully done photo collections, artist info and visitor comments, at Tattoo Artists.org.

Butterfly Tattoo Designs - Body Art - Feature story with photos from BellaOnline.com, with related links and message board posts.

 

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