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Tribal Butterfly Tattoos
Butterfly designs come in all shapes and sizes, so consider the desired location of your artwork first, as this will determine the size of the design. Bigger tribal butterflies look stunning on the leg and back, while smaller ones are a fabulous addition to a barren ankle, foot, or neck.
Flying butterflies should be slanted upwards or downwards, as if they are going somewhere, and should show both wings, with one wing higher than the other.
Another popular style for butterflies are the tribal butterfly tattoo designs.
These images are characterized by the solid black lines and coloring that follow points and curves to compose a bold and eye-catching design.
The artwork would be primarily black, with thick, bold strokes, and the perfect combination of darkly rounded flourishes within the wings, giving the butterfly design the feeling of leaping off the skin.
Tribal butterfly tattoos are among the most viewed designs in artists flash because they are versatile, sophisticated, and eye-catching.
Common locations on the body for a butterfly portrayal include the hand, the inside of the wrist, foot, or ankle, the back of the neck, the shoulder, the lower back and the hip bone.
A pair of butterflies, or groupings scattered about specific areas of the body are more playful and romantic, while a single image tends to make more of a serious statement.
One of the best things about having tattoo body art with wings is that you can manipulate the design to suggest flight. For a composition that is designed in such a way as to create the illusion of flight, try a medium sized image on the shoulder blade, the back of the neck, or right above the heart.
Combined with other tattoo elements such as writing, flower designs, or animals, butterfly body art gives the illusion of flight, providing a three dimensional touch to your flash. The perfect spots for a tribal butterfly tattoo are the ankle, shoulder, abdomen, and upper arm.
Butterfly Tattoo Art
For free spirits, or those wishing to set their spirit free through symbolic body enhancement, tribal butterfly tattoos are the perfect design of choice.
Beautiful, graceful, and feminine, butterflies signify transformation and rebirth. Butterfly images can be miniature, life sized, or large, and are usually illustrated with bright, vivid colors.
Whether outlined or filled in, butterfly tribal tattoos can be composed of simple curved lines, or flourished with decorous swirls and multi-colors.