little dotted butterfly tattoo
by @mrskingaa

Butterfly tattoos are a girl thing, there’s no doubt. This beautiful insect is really attractive, because of its shape and colors and it adapts really well on girls’ skin. This isn’t a trend anymore. Young girls are obsessed with butterflies and we all love them, right?

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Other than their cuteness, butterflies have a deeper meaning for every culture.

Butterfly tattoo meaning

Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life. There is no doubt the butterfly has significant meanings to us, so why not having a tattoo?

But, a common association with the butterfly is the transformation. Remember that butterflies start their lives as a caterpillar and, during the time, they evolve into beautiful and strong creatures. If you want to express your transformation through a tattoo, a small and delicate butterfly is the right choice.

Positioning and Style

There’s no suggested positioning to get it because it can perfectly fit every place. The most common choice is behind the shoulder, but you can also consider different positionings and styles like finger tattoos or a stick and poke version of it.

The most popular places for a butterfly tattoo is on the chest, neck, lower back, or shoulder. You may want to personalize your small tattoos in some way that uniquely represents you. This way you can make sure it does not match another tattoo on someone else.

Get inspired by celebrities!

Did you know that butterflies tattoos are the most common tattoos among celebrities? Queen Latifah and Vanessa Hudgens, for example, have amazing butterfly tattoos on their neck!


So, are you ready to see the best collection of butterfly tattoos you’ve ever seen before? Since we love small tattoos, we’ve gathered some of the best tiny ideas to inspire your next tattoo, let’s start!

butterfly tattoo on neck

Oh wait, I have a butterfly on my triceps 🤩

Arms are one of the most favored spots for a tattoo by boys and girls. Guess why? Because it can be easily seen by others!

Black Butterfly on Arm
by @annalise.goulding

Moreover, triceps are a good spot for tattoo artists because there’s a lot of free space to express their creativity.

butterfly female tattoo on arm
by @circatattoo
butterfly tattoo on arm
by @karinali.artist

If you’ve gone through a transformation during your life, butterflies may express your feelings on your skin.

Minimal butterfly tattoo idea
Nature butterfly tattoo with flowers
by @ajkaanderkova

Both butterflies and flowers have a number of cultural meanings and expressions and have their own particular importance but when mixed together, they give the tattoo a completely new meaning.

nice butterflies tattoos ideas

A butterfly has landed on my shoulder and collarbone

Butterflies tattoos on collarbone
by @diletta_minni
perfect mini butterfly on shoulder tattoo

Not only Black & White!

small purple butterflies tattoos with moon
colored blue butterflies tattoos on shoulder

It’s forearm the best spot?

Butterfly and flower tattoo
by @georgina.ib
Butterfly on arm
by @lucasbmsoares
delicate butterfly tattoo idea
mini cute butterflies tattoos
matching butterflies tattoos for couples
by @orhagay

In many cultures, two butterflies are a symbol of love. So why not get a special matching tattoo with your partner?

Some unique spots you should consider for butterflies tattoos

Mini Fineline butterfly tattoo
by @minustattoo
Butterfly ribs tattoo
finger tattoo of a butterfly
by @allymmurphy
little dotted butterfly tattoo
by @mrskingaa
butterfly neck tattoo
watercolor butterlfies tattoos
by @tattooist_dal

What do you think about this collection of tiny butterfly tattoos? If you have butterflies inked on your skin feel free to send the tattoos to us, we’ll upload them here 😉

We hope you’ve found inspiration for your next butterfly tattoo 🦋!