30+ Beautiful Butterfly Tattoos

Butterflies are one of the most iconic insects in the animal kingdom. Their colorful and shapely wings make them a popular tattoo design, particularly among women. Beautiful butterfly tattoos come in a variety of colors and styles.

Butterflies contain symbolic meanings in some cultures. In Japanese folklore, for example, the person you love most is coming to see you when a butterfly appears in your guestroom. Most of the mysticism surrounding butterflies is romantic in nature, so it comes as no surprise that butterfly tattoos are popular with women.

Aside from their symbolism, butterfly tattoos are also quite versatile. They can be applied to just about any part of the body. Drawn butterflies can be large enough to create a stunning centerpiece on the back or small enough to hide virtually unnoticed behind the ear. The wings themselves also provide a variety of possibilities. They can be sharp-cornered or rounded.

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo on leg

Butterfly tattoo on leg

Butterfly tattoo on ankle

Butterfly tattoo on ankle

Watercolor butterfly tattoo on back

Watercolor butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on hip

Butterfly tattoo on hip

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

 Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

 Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on leg

Butterfly tattoo on leg

3D butterfly tattoo

3D butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo on side

Butterfly tattoo on side

Butterfly tattoo on hip

Butterfly tattoo on hip

Butterfly tattoo on back

 Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

3D butterfly tattoo on back

3D butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

 Butterfly tattoo on back

3D butterfly tattoo

3D butterfly tattoo

3D butterfly tattoo

3D butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Angel butterfly tattoo

Angel butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo on foot

Butterfly tattoo on foot

Butterfly tattoo with flower

Butterfly tattoo with flower

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly & Dragon tattoo on back

Butterfly & Dragon tattoo on back

Tribal butterfly tattoo

Tribal butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo with heart

Butterfly tattoo with heart

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo

Butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on back

Giant butterfly tattoo on back

Giant butterfly tattoo on back

Butterfly tattoo on waist

Butterfly tattoo on waist

Butterfly tattoo with flower

Butterfly tattoo with flower