Tattoos are becoming more and more popular throughout the world, and even more so in the United States and Europe. The hottest celebrities are now seen sporting the latest and trendiest tattoos. In fact, the trend seems to be toward more tattoos, not fewer.
Butterflies have been in vogue for a very long time. The beautiful butterfly has adorned all manner of purses, clothes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, and many other things. The key to making you stand out among the crowd is the bright colors that butterfly designs feature. Tattoos of butterflies take advantage of this large color palette in order to create eye-popping designs. However, there are so many butterfly tattoo designs to choose from that you may find yourself confused.
Several of the most popular butterfly designs include tribal-style, fairy, and even Irish-Celtic designs that are often seen on the small of the back. The tribal-style butterfly designs derive from the art of many tribes from all over the world. Some of this art comes from the British Isles, especially Ireland and also Scotland and can come from places as remote as Borneo. The butterfly has long been associated in the popular mind with the fairy.
Often, representations of fairies include wings that resemble those of the butterfly; the opposite is also often true. This beautiful insect can also be thought to stand as a representative of variegated nature herself. Therefore, such butterfly tattoo designs are very popular among contemporary men and women. Butterfly tattoo designs are especially dear to women. Among females, butterfly tattoo designs tend to be the most popular. They appear in a large variety of styles from simple two-color designs to those featuring many colors.
Typically, such tattoos are found on either the shoulder or the arm; this is the same regardless of whether or not the tattoo will be permanent. Some more outgoing and brave people even have butterflies tattooed above the foot or just below the back of the head where the procedure can be very painful.
Butterfly tattoos act, for many people, as a creative outlet wherein the shapes and colors are a method of self-expression. Butterfly tattoo designs form a portion of the marriage between nature, fashion, and artistic expression. Butterflies are commonly used by popular and successful artists as an important design element. From temporary stickers to long-lasting ink tattoos and other forms of body art, tattoo artists enjoy experimenting with the shapes and hues of butterflies.
Temporary tattoos and body art will only last for a limited number of days; some can be removed using paint thinner, and others require only soapy water. Body art is very temporary, and because of this there is more potential for variety in the design.