Where to Get a Butterfly Tattoo Vancouver BC

It doesn’t take much thought to figure out the symbolism of a butterfly tattoo. Given its passage from cocoon to beautiful winged creature it represents rebirth and transformation from darkness to light. In some cultures the rhopalocera evokes the qualities of freedom, earthly elegance, love, and the human soul. Lastly, from the Blue Clipper to the Monarch, butterflies are among Mother Nature’s most perfect species when it comes to artistic renderings. For these reasons, you have your heart set on getting one inked on to your skin. But where to get a butterfly tattoo?

Let’s have a look at some of the work completed in our downtown Vancouver studio for placement inspiration.


Hand Above the Wrist

The part of your hand, just above the wrist (aka the carpus) is a great place to consider for a small butterfly tattoo. The carpus is formed from eight small bones collectively referred to as the carpal bones, and they control most of the movements you make throughout your day, including those that help you transition to bigger and better things in our life. A small single butterfly looks great here, but you may also consider smaller flutterers, like the one that was recently completed in our shop:


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Lower Back

Let some say what they will about lower back tattoos. At the end of the day, it remains to be a perfect canvas for certain tattoo designs, and none is as timeless as a butterfly.


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Front of Shoulder

The front deltoid is a unique position, compared to the back or side of your shoulder. It works well for different takes on a traditional butterfly designs. Moreover, the tattoo will stare back at you in the mirror every day, serving as a reminder to stay on track for your rebirth.


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Area Opposite of Your Elbow

The cubital fossa is an area of transition between the anatomical arm and the forearm. The definition alone (i.e. transition) matches the symbolism of your butterfly tattoo, but the manner of which this part of your body moves also makes the design an exquisite match. When you bend your arm, the butterfly’s wings flap!


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Upper-Inner Arm (Bicep Region)

Flex your new look on life and your fresh tattoo by getting it inked on the bicep region of your arm.


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