We`ll be honest. Butterfly tattoos have become so shopworn that unless you can find a tattoo artist to create a unique tattoo in his own style, then your butterfly tattoo is not going to impress anybody apart from its noble symbolism. Moth tattoos are an exception and the Tattoobox team are especially fond of them. It is a tattoo that fits both men and women.
Why a moth tattoo? Being a symbol of the soul and its transforming course, butterflies captivate us reminding us our need to constantly evolve to something better and more beautiful. Their relatives, the moths add to that symbolism, a veil of dark mystery and seductiveness that resembles our dark subconscious and its struggle during its spiritual journey to the light.
Moth finds its way following the moonlight and in its absence, man`s artificial lights. Her persistence to follow the light trusting her instincts and ignoring or defying danger, makes it so spontaneous and determined as vulnerable at the same time. Something that reminds us our need to “listen” our deeper instincts, our intuition, even having our dreams as guides in the dark hours of our lives that nothing is as we saw it bathed in daylight. For that, the moth symbolizes the development of intuition and psychic powers as well.
You may have noticed some tattoos depicting a moth bearing a skull in its center. This is a realistic or artistic depiction of the spices Death's Head Hawkmoth that has a controversial meaning (a death symbol or a life symbol?) and it is a tattoo that constantly gains popularity.
To finish up, another interesting ability of the moth is that it uses pheromones to attract the opposite sex. Irresistible seduction using love spells and dark charm.
Maybe all of the above change your perspective on our winged friend and maybe a moth tattoo would actually suit you?
Further Reading: Whats-your-sign.com
Photos references: Pinterest
The Girl With The Moth Tattoo by Adéla Boráňová on 500px
Small moth tattoo on wrist στον καρπό
Moth tattoo on forearm
To the light
Moth tattoo by artist Ian Levin
Moth & Rose tattoo by artist Andrey Svetov
Death's Head Hawkmoth tattoo by artist Ian Leving
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