Tribal Butterfly Tattoos are the unique blend of tribal markings with a butterfly. Tribal tattoos can be dated back nearly 5000 years, archaeologists discovered a bronze age man preserved perfectly in a glacier, he had over 50 markings on his skin. The tribal tattoos of modern day were heavily influenced by the Maori tribes. The indigenous people of New Zealand and its surrounding islands believed the tribal markings would give them inner strength, the tattoos also represented their unique story, each marking was unique to its carrier. Traditionally a macho representation tribal markings have been adapted with the use of feminine objects such as flowers, stars and butterfly’s.
The butterfly is also a key part of many ancient civilisations, its magnificent colours, beautiful patterns and grace in flight has always fascinated man. Some ancient cultures believed the winged creature to carry souls, the butterfly would hide itself into a woman’s food. Once ingested it would pass its soul onto an unborn infant, and live again through a human form.
What defines Tribal Butterfly Tattoos?
The combination of a butterfly design with intricate tribal markings, traditionally in black is striking on skin. In most instances a butterfly is represented in perfect symmetry to the human form across the small of the back is a popular choice. Tribal decals can then be inscribed around the wings and body of the butterfly extending upon its image. Many people choose to have multiple butterflies interlinked with tribal markings to form an image of flight.
Why Tribal Butterfly Tattoos?
Tribal Butterfly Tattoos are a popular choice amongst women due to the feminine enhancement the tattoo gives. The butterfly started life as a grub, the lowliest creature on the planet. After foraging on dirt and surviving through hardship it evolves into a beautiful creature. Many people use this evolution as a metaphor to represent part of a journey through their life. Whether this is falling in love, graduating from college or coping with the death of a loved one, Tribal Butterfly Tattoos can be used to represent the challenge that has been overcome. A permanent mark is carried to remind the wearer of the freedom and beauty they have found in their life as it was not always the case.
How do you get Tribal Butterfly Tattoos?
Tattoo artists spend years perfecting their trait, many draw their own designs but the majority will be able to replicate anything perfectly that they are presented with. Each parlour may only have a few designs which are suitable, so many people are turning towards online catalogues which offer a much wider and diverse selection of design. Large amounts of research is crucial in choosing design, its a permanent mark. Many people do not consider the repercussions if they want to remove the design, it can be expensive, painful and leave scar tissue. Most tattoo artists will ensure their subject is 100% comfortable with the presented design before even starting. A useful tip is also to start small in a concealed area, should a change of heart occur after the process it will have minimal effect due to its visibility.