Butterfly and Flower Tattoo Designs
Butterflies and Flowers
Two of the more beautiful, delightful parts of nature are the butterfly and flowers, and when you combine the two they are great material for photos and art, including being fantastic subject matter for tattoo designs.
While each can stand on their own as a compelling piece of body art, when you put them together you get beauty and design on steroids, resulting in some great tattoos.
One of the challenges of deciding on a tattoo design including flowers and butterflies is the wide array of color you can incorporate into the design, which means if you want something close to reality, some thought must be put into the type of flower and butterfly so they work together well.
If you're not too concerned about reality but want to be more creative in the tattoo design, then you can go with your favorite colors or darker ink to express what you want on your skin.
Temporary Butterfly Tattoos
- Cool Bee Tattoo Designs
Tattoos with a bee or bumblebee theme are becoming increasingly popular among men and women, as the diverse personalities and meanings of bees can be incorporated into a number of fun and compelling looks and designs. Some of the meanings of bee...
- Morning Glory Tattoo Designs
The morning glory is a beautiful flower, mostly known for its trumpet-like shape and the way it unfolds, opening up in the earlier part of the day, creating a canopy of color for those having a number of them planted near one another. This...
Butterfly and Blue Flower on Shoulder
Probably one of the more wonderful things about a butterfly is the way it flutters around as it looks for flowers to land on. That is expressed in many tattoo designs using butterflies and flowers as subject matter, as it is below in the first tattoo we'll look at.
There are exceptions of course, based on people who enjoy a certain type of tattoo which is more interpretive or includes scrolls to indicate the flight patterns of the butterfly, which forces the image to be changed to reflect that decision.
As for this first butterfly tattoo, I like the very vibrant blue color of the flower, although it is a little loud, overwhelming the softer color of the butterfly. It also seems to clash a little, although overly much. I think the dark colors incorporated into both help save it in that regard.
- Iris Flower Tattoo Designs
In modern times the iris flower is very ubiquitous and popular, making them a favorite among many artists because of its variety of colors and unique shapes, and translate well to tattoo designs, which a growing number of people are choosing to have.
Butterfly, Flowers, Bamboo Tattoo
Here again we have a more traditional tattoo design, with the butterfly fluttering towards the flower, with a couple of competitor bees in the mix.
The uniqueness of this tattoo is a plus, but it's extremely busy, with far too much color for my tastes. Leaving the bees out would have made it a better tattoo, as would leaving out that blue and greenish background color which adds nothing to the design.
If you had the rest, including the interesting bamboo, it would have been a really nice tattoo.
- Dandelion Flower and Seed Tattoo Designs
Dandelions, for most of us, were a big part of our childhood, as we'd grasp the flowers when they were going to seed, and shutting out admonitions to not blow on them because they would produce more of the unwanted flowers, we puffed out our cheeks,.
- Weeping Willow Tattoo Designs
The weeping willow is among the more unique and beautiful trees. They are placed near ponds and other areas to help stem erosion, as well as barriers to stop heavy winds. Add to that the amazing look of the tree, and you have a gorgeous and...
Blue Butterfly and Flowers Tattoo
At first glance I didn't like this predominantly blue tattoo design, but has grown on me some the more I look at it.
After some contemplation, I think it's the dark blue of the butterfly and the lighter blue hue of the flowers which clash some. Usually a color expressed in different hues work well together, but these particular two struggle to blend.
The quality is decent though, and it's hard not to like that beautiful butterfly.
- Versatility of Flower Tattoos
Flowers are a fast growing segment of the tattoo market, and because of the infinite variety and endless meanings attached to them, can be used my women and men to speak and say a lot of things, while still being very nice looking. Another...
- Butterfly Tattoos Becoming the Rage
When you take all the people getting tattooed in the United States, it may surprise some that men and women are only a couple of percentage points apart for who gets inked the most. Of all men of all ages in America, 15 percent have tattoos, while...
Black and Grey Scrolling Butterfly, Flower Tattoo
We'll change the pace a little with this darker ink, showcasing a well done design including that terrific scrolling vines and shadowing, which is among the favorite types of ink I like no matter what the specific subject matter is.
The detail is fantastic and those little light-colored highlights on the flower are great.
Butterfly on Wrist
What is nice about his tattoo is the butterfly itself. Going with the dark border around the wings really make its stand out nicely. The flowers also look good, going from dark to light from the center out.
A weakness of the tattoo design is the scrolling, which I normally like. The odd shape of the scrolls, specifically on the far left with the sharp edge, doesn't flow like scrolling usually does. Also strange is the inclusion of the two disconnected lines above the circular end of the scroll. Maybe it's something personal that couldn't be figured out by viewers, but it interferes with an otherwise decent tattoo.
Cherry Blossoms and Butterfly Tattoo
Cherry blossoms are a ubiquitous choice when it comes to tattoo flower designs, and there's a reason for that: they look great. But that's not the reason I included this tattoo in the gallery. It's the position of the butterfly, which appears to be flying off, rather than coming in to land on the flowers.
That's important because the placement would have been much better if it had been on the left side of the branch in the open area. The tattoo still looks nice, but I mention it to remind people that little details are a big deal when you're going to have something permanently placed on your skin.
- Sunflower Tattoo Designs
Sunflowers are one of the most noticeable of plants in the garden or yard, with the bright flower head sitting on top of the elongated stem, providing delight and wonder to all who view them. That has stirred up the imaginations of artists for...
- Gothic Flower Tattoos
There are a large number of things concerning Gothic culture that interest and fascinate me, and one of those areas that have a lot of expression is in tattoo design. As with Gothic culture itself, there is really no one defining way to describe...
Tribal Butterfly Tattoo
It's always cool to come across tattoo designs that are a little different than most that are usually used, and that's the case here, with the tribal butterfly and scrolling incorporated around the flowers.
The butterfly design looks great, as does the scrolling and flowers. My only issue is the exclusion of the final scroll on the bottom flower. That's because the tattoo appears to be finished, and it looks a little out of place. Still, a good tattoo, just one that would have been more complete if the scrolling would have been added.
Butterfly and Lily Tattoo
Lastly we have this beautiful tattoo of a butterfly and lily. The combination on the right is what I really like, incorporating such beautiful color into the image.
But even with that great tattoo design, the reason for showcasing it was the way the woman displayed them with her top. It's funny and interesting the way the tattoos were separated by the straps. Pretty creative outcome.
Butterfly and Flower Tattoos
Butterflies are such a delightful little creature to have about, and it's the flowers around the yard that draw this fluttering friends to visit.
Taking that experience and permanently inking it for all to see is a compelling way to show off the beauty, art and wonder of those moments we've all participated in during our lifetimes.
More by this Author
Hummingbirds are among the most attractive to the average bird watcher, who make special provisions of growing flowers or artificial nectar in feeders to attract them nearby in order to watch them. Consequently it is an...
Beautiful and unique tulip tattoo designs, themes and inspiration.
Terrific pop up Christmas card ideas and images.