Butterfly tattoos are amongst the sexiest and most popular tattoo designs today. They come in an array of shapes, sizes, and colors – from multi-colored to two-tone and are considered extremely symbolic. Butterflies have mesmerized cultures for thousands of years with their mysteriousness, grace, and beauty. Beginning its life as a slow and ugly caterpillar, the butterfly goes through metamorphosis and emerges from the cocoon as a light and colorful creature. Because of this, butterfly tattoos symbolize a period of transition from one stage of life to another and are also associated with the concept of rebirth. Women often get butterfly tattoos to symbolize their transition into womanhood and to represent the transformation of beauty that occurs during that time of a woman’s life. Interestingly, tattooing butterflies is also common for many men as well because of their association with freedom and independence. Many tattoo enthusiasts are passionate about tattooing their personal experiences and design their butterfly tattoos in different ways. One can consider getting a larger butterfly piece by incorporating other themes or getting a more personal, sexy, and discrete tattoo. The ancient Aztecs believed butterflies were the souls of fallen soldiers and mothers who died during childbirth much the Greeks who believed they were new souls being carried down from Heaven. Another tattooing trend amongst butterfly tattoo lovers is to incorporate Celtic and Tribal elements to make it more interesting.