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Popular Tattoo Designs For Women: Beautiful Tattoos For Women; Popular Tattoo Symbols For Women

Updated on May 16, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.



Looking for the perfect tattoo can be a long hard thought process and it can leave you pondering on your decision. You have to remember, this is body art that you will wear for the rest of your life. You want to make sure you make that you make the correct decision the first time around. Make sure you are getting what you want and always research your choices. There are many things that you need to consider before you choose a final tattoo symbol. First, you need to ask yourself the following questions.

  • What tattoo symbols am I interested in?
  • Do I want a tattoo that holds symbolic meaning?
  • What tattoo size do I want?
  • Where do I want to be tattooed?
  • What color choices do I need to consider?
  • Do I want to have multiple symbols in one design?
  • Which tattoo artist should I go to?

These are just a few of the many questions that you will have to consider before you get your tattoo. In this article, we will discuss 5 popular tattoo symbols for women. We will discuss everything you need to know about each symbol and you will be able to view tattoo designs to give you an idea of what to expect. We will also discuss important tips and everything you need to remember before you make a final choice on your tattoo symbol.



The butterfly tattoo is one of the most popular tattoo symbols when it comes to women. The butterfly tattoo can be done in a variety of different sizes, styles, and colors. Add to the fact that it can be nearly tattooed anywhere on the female body, you can clearly see why it is so popular. The butterfly tattoo has many advantages that other tattoo symbols do not.

Many women look for a tattoo that is not only beautiful and sexy, but also one that holds deep symbolic meaning. Women that are looking for a tattoo with meaning can find it in the butterfly tattoo. The butterfly tattoo is very symbolic and it may just have meaning that is sure to fit your personality.

One of the main meanings behind the butterfly tattoo is transformation. As most of you know, the butterfly goes through metamorphosis, where it transforms from a caterpillar to a butterfly. This can reflect on the different paths we take in life or the different stages in life that we go through. You may have went through a lot in life and you overcame all your obstacles. The butterfly tattoo can be a symbol to help you remember everything that you have accomplished.

The butterfly tattoo can also symbolize the soul and freedom. To the Native Americans, the butterfly represented the souls of the dead. The butterfly has the ability to fly in the air and it is able to journey anywhere. It is free to do what it pleases, therefore, it can also represent freedom.

More meanings behind the butterfly tattoo.

  • Change
  • Femininity
  • Perseverance
  • Journey of Life
  • Beauty
  • New Beginning
  • Grace
  • Independent
  • Destiny
  • Change



The ladybug tattoo is a cute and friendly tattoo design that women absolutely adore. Just as the butterfly, the ladybug tattoo has many advantages as a tattoo design. The ladybug tattoo can also be done in a variety of different sizes and tattooed nearly anywhere on the body. As you can see on the right, the ladybug is usually portrayed with flowers.

Although the ladybug tattoo is considered cute, friendly, and inviting, it can also be considered sexy when placed on the stomach or groin. The ladybug tattoo is versatile when seen by others. Although the ladybug can be done in different sizes, in my opinion, you don't want to go too big on them. They look much better in small designs.

Just like most tattoos, the ladybug tattoo has symbolic value. The ladybug tattoo represents good luck and good fortune. In past times, the ladybug was said to symbolize good weather also. Many women choose the ladybug tattoo because it is cute and because its symbolic meanings.

Since the ladybug tattoo represents "good luck", it is often portrayed with other tattoo symbols that symbolize luck. Due to this, the ladybug tattoo may be portrayed with four leaf clovers, horseshoes, dice, or Lady Luck. Overall, good luck is the most common meaning behind the ladybug tattoo.

More meanings behind the ladybug tattoo.

  • Femininity
  • Hope
  • Passion
  • Love
  • Friendship
  • Loyalty
  • Wellness



Feather tattoos are very popular among women and they can offer a vast array of colors. Feather tattoos come in a variety of different styles. Feather tattoos may be designed in solid black ink or with a variety of different colors. Many women choose feather tattoos because they are of Native American heritage or bloodline. Women who respect the Native American heritage may also get feather tattoos.

Native American women are not the only ones that choose feather tattoos. Many feel that a feather tattoo would be disrespectful, but it truly is not. The feather tattoo is beautiful, unique, and holds deep symbolic meanings. You may want to choose the feather tattoo because it is beautiful or for their symbolic value. Either way, feather tattoos remain a popular choice for women.

Feather tattoos can also be done in a variety of different styles. Some women may prefer a feather from an eagle, while others prefer the colorful peacock feather. Another popular style for the feather tattoo is the break away feather tattoo. This is where the feather breaks off, such as the tattoo above. Feather tattoos can be done in a variety of different sizes and tattooed nearly anywhere also. This gives you plenty of advantages as a tattoo design.

There are a variety of different meanings associated to the feather tattoo. The feather tattoo symbolizes freedom and honor. The Native Americans would wear specific feathers for certain accomplishments or acts of bravery and courage. Feathers can be designed in dreamcatcher tattoos or they can be part of other Native American tattoos.

More meanings behind the feather tattoo.

  • Hope
  • Promise
  • Travel
  • High Spirit
  • Purity
  • Journey Of The Soul



Cherry blossom tattoos are a vary popular tattoo symbol among women. The cherry blossom is usually tattooed in two different ways. Cherry blossom tattoos can include the cherry blossom tree or they may portray the cherry blossom flower. Cherry blossom tree tattoos usually are large and tattooed on the sides. Cherry blossom flower tattoos are usually smaller and they are usually inked on the shoulders or back.

With the different styles, the cherry blossom tattoo has advantages. Since cherry blossom flower tattoos are usually a small/medium tattoo, they can be tattooed in a variety of locations on the body. Popular area include the shoulders, back shoulders, neck, lower back, and ankles.

The cherry blossom tattoo also holds symbolic value, especially in Japan and China. In Asian cultures, the cherry blossom can represent womanhood and marital bliss. The cherry blossom is found in a variety of art from Asia. As a tattoo, the cherry blossom can symbolize the same. Cherry blossom tattoos represent innocence, virginity, and freedom.

The cherry blossom tattoo holds deep rich cultural value for those women that wear this beautiful symbol. Cherry blossoms can be designed with a variety of symbols that are associated to Asian cultures. This is something that you will need to research if you consider this popular tattoo symbol.

More meanings behind the cherry blossom tattoo.

  • Purity
  • Life
  • Beauty
  • Youth
  • Love
  • Hope
  • Prosperity
  • Femininity



Daisy tattoos are a cute, friendly, and beautiful tattoo symbol. The traditional daisy has a yellow center and white petals, but in the tattoo world, their anything but traditional. As you can see in the picture on the right, daisy tattoos can be inked in any color possible. Daisy tattoos are usually designed alone or they can be designed with other types of flowers.

Daisy tattoos are chosen because they are a beautiful design, but they also hold symbolic meanings. As most flower tattoos, the daisy is rich in symbolic value. Daisy tattoos can represent beauty and innocence. The daisy is linked to purity and innocence because of the white colored petals.

Two advantages of the daisy tattoo is that it can be done in a variety of different sizes and colors. The daisy tattoo is usually portrayed as a small tattoo design. Due to this fact, it can be nearly inked anywhere on the body. Even though the daisy represents purity, it can be considered a sexy tattoo design when tattooed on the hips, stomach, or groin.

Daisy tattoos are also known to symbolize peace. The daisy is a beautiful flower and looks great when done as a tattoo. Remember, in the end, your tattoo symbolizes what you want it too. Daisy tattoos can be associated to young women because it is a symbol of being young. The daisy is also a popular flower tattoo symbol as well.

More meanings behind the daisy tattoo.

  • Youth
  • Patience
  • Love
  • Serenity
  • Emotion
  • Beauty
  • Happiness


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    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia



      Faith Reaper







      Thanks for taking the time to comment and your kind words. I always appreciate your support.

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      That orange butterfly looks like it's going to fly off her arm! Beautiful. You've done some good research and provided lots of information. I wrote a hub on tattoos but mine was more general. You've provided beautiful illustrations and definitions of your thoughts! Voted up, useful and interesting.

    • BeyondMax profile image


      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Whoa, you just look at those feathers! Fascinating, love them the most! Awesome job in putting all of these together!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      They were all beautiful Ricky. I esp. liked the ladybug..Thank you again...

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Another wonderful job well done my friend. These tattoos are lovely.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      These tattoos are beautiful! I particularly like the blue butterfly, the last photo, and I do have a blue feather tattoo, but its attached to a dreamcatcher! I really want another one now! lol! voted up across the board!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      8 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      These are gorgeous and so feminine. How lovely!

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      8 years ago from southern USA

      Beauty and pain, together. I love reading about this beautiful artform. Thanks again, thelyricwriter! In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • Alastar Packer profile image

      Alastar Packer 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Butterflies, ladybugs and flowers, what more could a lady ask for in a tat! Yes, butterflies and moonbeams. All pretty and feminine. Cool one lyric, will know the meanings behind the butterflies tats now which might come in handy if you know what I mean lol.

    • KevinC9998 profile image


      8 years ago

      Great hub which I enjoyed reading! Thanks and voted up! Kevin


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