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Great Butterfly Ankle Tattoos, Ideas, And Meanings; Butterfly Tattoos And Beautiful Designs

Updated on May 7, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

BUTTERFLY TATTOOS


One of the most popular tattoo designs in the world is the butterfly tattoo. The butterfly tattoo is mainly worn by women. Butterfly tattoos can also hold symbolic importance to those who wear this beautiful tattoo. Just like all animal tattoos, the butterfly tattoo represents traits and attributes of the animal. There are a variety of different elements and symbols that can be designed with the butterfly tattoo, such as flowers. Butterfly tattoo designs can come in a variety of different designs and colors. They can also be designed in various sizes. Due to this, the butterfly tattoo can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body.

In this article, we will take a look at butterfly ankle tattoos. You will have the chance to learn about butterfly tattoos and butterfly tattoo designs. We will also review butterfly tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view several different butterfly tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo.






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BUTTERFLY ANKLE TATTOOS, COLORS, AND CHOICES


The butterfly tattoo is one of the most symbolic tattoo designs in the world and it is one of the most popular tattoo choices among women. Women choose the butterfly tattoo for its symbolic meanings and for the overall beauty of this amazing tattoo design. The butterfly tattoo is sure to be an eye catcher and it comes in a variety of different designs and styles. The tribal butterfly is one example. Butterflies can also be done in Celtic art.











There are also different variations of the butterfly tattoo design. Some people choose to get the realistic version of the butterfly tattoo, while others may choose to get a more cartoon looking butterfly tattoo. Some people choose to get more of a mystical butterfly tattoo design. Due to all the different variations of the butterfly tattoo design, it really makes this tattoo design highly sought after.











The butterfly ankle tattoo is a common choice among many women seeking tattoos. The butterfly ankle tattoo gives you the option to show it whenever you want to or to cover it up if needed. It is always important to consider how some view tattoos. If your working for an employer that does not allow tattoos associated with their business, you may have to cover or hid your tattoo. The good thing about an ankle tattoo, it can be hidden easily.









There are a few different locations that the butterfly ankle tattoo can be placed. Some people choose to get their butterfly tattoo just below the ankles, more so on the top of their foot. Others may choose to get their design on the bottom of the heel. The heel can also be a starting point for a butterfly tattoo design or an ending spot. Others may start on the outside of the ankle and work their way up the leg, but not very far. Some even choose to have their butterfly design run toward the knee. So even though it is an ankle design, there are still a few different locations that you will want to consider before you get your tattoo.











The butterfly tattoo comes in a variety of different designs as well. There are many things that can be portrayed with your butterfly tattoo design. Trail ink is commonly associated with butterfly tattoos. This gives the tattoo the appearance of movement. Some of these types of designs are absolutely beautiful when done right. Other designs may include trail ink lines in the design, but they don't portray movement. All this does is adds beauty and uniqueness to the design. The butterfly tattoo design gives you the option to be creative.








There are much more things that can be added to a butterfly tattoo besides trail ink marks. Since the butterfly tattoo is associated with the dragonfly tattoo and the fairy tattoo, there are tattoo designs that portray all three in a single design. These types of tattoos are considered fantasy tattoos. All three of these tattoos share symbolic meanings. You can also add flowers, plants, stars, ladybugs, and trees. The option is yours in the end though. Some people choose to get a single butterfly tattoo, but many women feel like one butterfly is not enough for this particular design. Either option you take, there is a lot you can for your butterfly tattoo design.







A common color combination that you see a lot in butterfly tattoos is blue, pink, and purple. Actually, a relative large percentage of butterfly tattoos often portray these three colors. They are commonly associated with the same color flowers or trail ink. Other women prefer to add multiple colors to their butterfly design. This is a very important decision that you will have to consider before you get your butterfly tattoo. You need to think about what colors you want to choose for your design. There are plenty of pictures in this article to give you a typical idea. This is probably one of the hardest things to consider in the process.

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BUTTERFLY TATTOO MEANINGS


There are many different meanings for the butterfly tattoo. The butterfly is a very symbolic symbol of the past and future. Here are a few of those meanings.



  • Transformation
  • Beauty
  • Freedom
  • Free Spirit
  • New Beginning
  • Grace
  • Independent
  • Fragility
  • Destiny
  • Change
  • Femininity











One of the most common meanings of the butterfly tattoo is "transformation". This is why the butterfly is associated with the dragonfly and fairy tattoo. The butterfly and the dragonfly both go through metamorphosis. For the butterfly tattoo, this can represent the journey from childhood to adulthood.









The butterfly tattoo also represent "a new beginning". We all go through hardships, troubles, and pain. We all endure things that we don't want to at times. We all make mistakes. Someone who is trying to make a fresh start may want to choose the butterfly tattoo to represent that fact. Many of us need reminded at one time or another. Your butterfly tattoo can be there to remind you of where you came from and you new path in life.







The butterfly is a symbolic symbol of the past and present. Many ancient cultures had high regards to the butterfly and what it represented. To the Greeks, the butterfly represented the journey of the soul. The Aztecs believed the butterfly represented the souls of the dead. It was used when women died giving birth to their children. Cultures in South America and Mexico shared the same beliefs.






In Western cultures, such as Japan, the butterfly was also a symbolic figure. To the Japanese, one butterfly symbolized womanhood and two butterflies symbolized marital bliss among partners.

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THINGS TO REMEMBER

Make sure you take your time before you decide to get a tattoo. Research all the different designs, styles, ideas, and meanings first. I promise, you will be much more happier in the end. Many people rush into the process and later regret their tattoo choice. Try to find a tattoo that represents the person you are. Thank you for your visit. If you feel like the butterfly ankle tattoo is not for you, be sure to check out more tattoo articles, designs, style, and meanings in the links below. Thanks.

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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Roenphmkt, thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your feedback and many thanks. Feel free to comeback anytime. Take care.

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      Roenphmkt 

      6 years ago

      Thank u to this site coz I found what kind of tattoo ankle..I wish u make more and more designs and good luck.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Tracy, thanks for taking the time to comment. I am so sorry for your story. Wow, I sure hope all goes well. I know this is a trying time in your life. God Bless. This is the perfect tattoo for your new beginning. The butterfly can also represent the soul.

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      tracy 

      6 years ago

      beautiful tattoos had a poitrate and a phrase my son came up with and dad on my left leg. My right leg i am getting a butterfly tattoo as a new beginning as i was kept from my father till 3 days before he died. Long story and disowned from the rest of family so need a new beginning

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Donna, thank you for stopping by my friend and great to hear from you. Very popular choice and location for the butterfly tattoo. Thanks for your kind words Donna.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      AE, thanks for another visit. Just want you to know I appreciate your time very much. I like the ankle location. It doesn't scream out, but yet, it is an eye catcher.

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      Donna Cosmato 

      6 years ago from USA

      Oh, these are all so beautiful, I can see what a butterfly tattoo is so popular! Great selection of illustrations and tips.

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Frank, thanks for dropping by and for your time and comment, Ah, a brief history lesson.lol

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      The butterfly tattoos are beautiful, esp. on the ankle and foot..Thank you Ricky..Great hub..

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Thelyricwriter you are on top of your game..it's true about the butterfly tattoos I see them on lots of women as tramp stamps.. i think that's what they call it :) Frank

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Gypsy, thanks for checking this article out. Your support is greatly appreciated. These are great designs for any female. Plus, the ankle tattoo can be covered when needed. Some people tend to forget. Have a great day!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Love what those butterfly tattoos look like on ankles or feet.

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