Butterfly tattoo designs very in style, color and placement. The butterfly is an elegant, beautiful and whimsical subject to choose. Among women, it's one of the most common because of it's easiness for placement on the body, ability to represent anything that the wearer would like to symbolize, and colors can be any that the wearer desires. These creatures can symbolize freedom in flight, and also starting a new life because of their start as a caterpillar. Styles can vary for a butterfly tattoo. Realistic, old school, new school, abstract, painterly, polka trash, pointillism, and nearly any other style will work, even lettering.
Body placement for butterfly tattoo designs can literally be anywhere. Some popular spots are the lower back, ankle, back of the neck and the arm. Some butterfly tattoo designs have deep and personal meanings, such as the start of a new life or to memorialize a loved one who has passed. Others might not have a deep meaning, but just look beautiful and accentuate the wearer's femininity or free spirit.