Kanji tattoos

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Butterfly tattoos meanings:

  • The everlasting life, stemming from it's various stages of life: Birth (the caterpillar), Death (the chrysalis), and finally, Resurrection (the butterfly)
  • Transformation, regeneration, change or flight - The metamorphosis of a butterfly from an egg, to a caterpillar, to pupa and then to a beautiful adult butterfly can be symbolic for someone that has had a drastic change in their lives. Having a tattoo of a butterfly symbolizes a new life, a new beginning after having gone through some rough times.
  • Spiritual Evolution - In stage one the caterpillar spends its time totally engrossed in eating, this stage is compared to our physical stage of life where, like the butterfly, we eat and keep moving. In stage two the cocoon represents the cloth people were wrapped in after death, and the final stage is the emergence of the butterfly, the butterfly represents the resurrection into a new state of life, free of any material worry.
  • Freedom - Since butterflies are aerial beings and love to fly, it can also be a sign of being free.
  • In some cultures it means good luck when a butterfly lands on you. An Irish blessing goes: "May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on To bring you luck, happiness and riches today, tomorrow and beyond."
  • Marital bliss and harmony - In China it is believed that they will bring happiness to married couples
  • Joy and happiness - Asians keep many pictures and paintings of butterflies to have a happy home
  • Delicate beauty: a butterfly is small and very delicate, but also very colorful and full of beautiful details. On the other hand, it is not so delicate like most people think: contrary to the widespread belief, you can't kill a butterfly by touching its wings.
  • For some people a butterfly means peace
  • Beauty and grace - In Japan they are a popular symbol for young girls who are emerging into beautiful young women
  • A human soul - In Christianity a butterfly stands for the soul that has escaped the confines of the flesh while in Greece a human soul is born each time a butterfly emerges from its cocoon
  • Sleep and dreams
  • In some cultures the butterfly is the symbol of the female fertility and is thought to be the bringer of children

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