Butterfly Tattoo Meaning

Butterflies are one of the more popular insect tattoos. They can represent a variety of things, most commonly being a new beginning.

In Japan, one butterfly stands for young womanhood, while two butterflies symbolize marital bliss. Aztecs believe the butterfly stands for the souls of dead warriors who died on the battlefield and women who died during childbirth.

In Christianity, butterflies stand for the soul which escaped the confines of the flesh. In the west, the butterfly symbolizes transformation.

Some people believe that butterflies represent freedom and independence, fragility of life, impermanence, instability on earth, spirituality and psyche, the journey of the soul, and magical powers.

Butterflies have a wide and varied meaning.

The butterfly has even stood to symbolize rebirth as the butterfly takes the human soul from earth to the heavens.