Light moth tattoo in dotwork style

Moth Tattoo Ideas And Meanings: These 65 Tattoos Will Blow Your Mind

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Moth tattoo can often be mistaken with the butterfly because it is from the same family. Although they are different in looks, moths and butterflies share a very similar symbolism. The Moth is a very tender and light insect that represents freedom. But, it has a much deeper meaning that comes from the ancient times. If you are thinking of getting a tattoo of a Moth, keep reading to learn more about its meaning. Also, we have gathered an excellent selection of bet moth tattoos.

Fantastic dotwork style moth on the thigh
Fantastic dot-work style moth on the thigh
Lovely black moth shin tattoo
Lovely black moth shin tattoo
Black moth on the left palm
Black moth on the left palm
Monochrome black and grey moth tattoo on the left hand
Monochrome black and grey moth tattoo on the left hand
Colored moth and golden crescent moon tattoo
Colored moth and golden crescent moon tattoo
Outline black moth
Outline black moth
Grey and black moth on the neck
Grey and black moth on the neck
Light moth tattoo in dotwork style
Light moth tattoo in dot-work style
Black moth under the chin tattoo
Black moth under the chin tattoo
Always find the light
Moths always fly to the light sources. Great idea.
Realistic black moth on the left side of the neck
Realistic black moth on the left side of the neck
Realistic black moth tattoo by joseph bryce
Another realistic black moth tattoo by Joseph Bryce
Moths on thighs by pari corbitt
Moths on thighs by Pari Corbitt
Moth and sacred geometry tattoo on the back
Moth and sacred geometry tattoo on the back
Matching death moth tattoos with crescent moons on both inner arms
Matching death moth tattoos with crescent moons on both inner arms
Death moth
Death moth
Excellent moth by tattoo artist dogma noir
Excellent moth by artist Dogma Noir
Hyper realistic black and grey moth on the left calf
Hyper-realistic black and grey moth on the left calf
Moth and bee tattoo on both forearms
Moth and bee tattoo on both forearms
Elegant moth on the left upper arm
Elegant moth on the left upper arm
American traditional moth tattoo on the arm
American traditional moth tattoo on the arm
Black moth and sacred geometry tattoo on the right arm
Another black moth and sacred geometry tattoo on the right arm
Colorful moth and crescent moon tattoo
Colorful moth and crescent moon tattoo
Black traditional death moth tattoo
Black traditional death moth tattoo
Crescent moon and moth by justin ryan olivier
Crescent moon and moth by Justin Ryan Olivier
Death moth and blood moon tattoo
Another death moth and blood moon tattoo
Hyper realistic black moth tattoo on the arm
Hyper-realistic black moth tattoo on the arm
Moth in a jar tattoo
Moth in a jar tattoo
Small cute moth on the right bicep
Small cute moth on the right bicep
Moth mandala knee tattoo
Moth mandala knee tattoo

Moth tattoo meaning

Today, like many other symbols, the Moth has lost its meaning, and people mostly choose it because of aesthetic reasons. Of course, there is nothing wrong with wanting a tattoo because it looks good. But wouldn’t it be even better if it had a profound meaning?

Moth and geometric shapes tattoo on the back
Moth and geometric shapes tattoo on the back
Hand poke moth tattoo
Hand-poke moth tattoo
Dotwork style moth and rhombus tattoo on the forearm
Dot-work style moth and rhombus tattoo on the forearm
Matching moth tattoos on both forearms
Matching moth tattoos on both forearms
Another death moth tattoo on the back
Another death moth tattoo on the back

Butterflies and moths are very delicate creatures and represent the soul and spirit. And although the moths are not so colorful as butterflies, they are the symbol of natural beauty. In fact, in Japan, the moths have a meaning of innocence, love, and happiness.

But perhaps the main difference between moth and butterfly is that in some ancient cultures the moth was a symbol of the witch. Also, people believed that moths had a connection between our and other worlds where spirits and demons live. That’s why the moth was also a symbol of a messenger and defender from the evil forces.

Neo traditional moth tattoo in a cirlce by alex bock
Neo-traditional moth tattoo in a circle by Alex Bock
Moth on the right side of knee
Moth on the right side of the knee
Moth and folding knife tattoo
Moth and folding knife tattoo
Gorgeous moth on the back
Gorgeous moth on the back
Colorful moth and moon phases tattoo on the calf by jacob mcgee
Colorful moth and moon phases tattoo on the calf by Jacob McGee

You have probably noticed how the moth always flies from the darkness into a light source. So, you can call moths the light seekers, and this can also be a significant meaning for your tattoo.

Negative space crescent moon and moth tattoo on the hand
Negative space crescent moon and moth tattoo on the hand
Moth with the woman face on the wings
Moth with the woman face on the wings
Gorgeous detailed moth tattoo on the right forearm
Gorgeous detailed moth tattoo on the right forearm
Small gypsy moth tattoo on the arm
Small gypsy moth tattoo on the arm
Black moth tattoo on the right forearm
Black moth tattoo on the right forearm

Another meaning of the moth is the promiscuous relationships between man and women. Because moths live only a few days, they need to find a mate for reproduction as quickly as possible.

Moth tattoo ideas

Moths are less colorful then butterflies, therefore, more popular among the men than women. You might even say that the moth is a butterfly alternative for men. However recently, black and grey moth tattoos became quite popular among the women also. And we must say, it’s probably the best choice because natural colors of moths are very pale. However, an experienced artist will achieve the best result in recreating the realistic look, so you can choose to get a tattoo of a moth in its original color palette. Take a look at the ideas below. This fantastic and beautiful creature is worth appearing on your skin.

Moth and lanter tattoo on the sternum by pari corbitt
Moth and lantern tattoo on the sternum by Pari Corbitt
Matching black moth tattoo on both palms
Matching black moth tattoo on both palms
Moth and crescent moon sternum tattoo
Moth and crescent moon sternum tattoo
Dotwork style black moth sternum tattoo
Dot-work style black moth sternum tattoo
Black moth and moon phases sternum tattoo
Black moth and moon phases sternum tattoo
Dotwork style black moth tattoo on the sternum
Another dot-work style black moth tattoo on the sternum
Black and green moth sternum piece
Black and green moth sternum piece
Moth and triangles tattoo
Triangles and moth tattoo
Moth between the plants tattoo
Moth between the plants and flowers
Moth tattoos on both ankles
Moth tattoos on both ankles
Traditional moth shoulder tattoo by matt adamson
Traditional moth shoulder tattoo by Matt Adamson
Foxskull moth hand tattoo
Fox-skull moth hand tattoo
Neo traditional underboob moth tattoo by giulia bongiovanni
Neo-traditional underboob moth tattoo by Giulia Bongiovanni
Moth with flowers and geometric shapes
Moth with flowers and geometric shapes
Hyper realistic lace moth tattoo
Hyper-realistic lace moth tattoo
Moth leaves and crystal tattoo
Moth, leaves, and crystal tattoo
Negative space moth and hand tattoo on the arm
Negative space moth and hand tattoo on the arm
Traditional style moth tattoo
Another traditional style moth tattoo
Simple moth sternum tattoo
Simple moth sternum tattoo
Delicate moth
Another delicate moth
Moth Tattoo Ideas And Meanings: These 65 Tattoos Will Blow Your Mind
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