The dragonfly tattoo is one that is massively popular among women and has been for quite a long time. The main thing that this fast flying insect is freedom and wild abandon of spirit. They can also symbolize the fact that though they seem easy to grab hold to, they are indeed very quick and elusive. From this perspective, the dragonfly can say “I am hard to get and mysterious.” It is also a very popular choice for those who are getting there very first tattoo. I think that the main reason for this, aside from their utter beauty, is that they can be small and delicate making them easy to cover if they wish to do so. For people who have more outgoing personalities and have already had their ink cherry popped, their choice of dragonfly may be larger and more vivid.
The Best Places to Put Your Dragonfly Tattoo
The ideal place for a dragonfly tattoo really depends on the size of the design you have chosen. For the most part, these tattoos are small to medium in size. With this in mind, here are some great places to put your dragonfly tattoo:
- Top of foot
- Lower part of the calf
- Top of the wrist
- Side of the neck
- Back of the neck
- Shoulder blade
- Top of the breast
- Small of the back (this is a perfect place for a large design as well)
- Between the shoulder blades.
Some women who wanted a large design opted for placing their dragonfly tattoo in the middle of their back along with other add on’s such as flowers, trees or sunsets.
Dragonfly Tattoo Colors
If you have ever really looked at a dragonfly –up close and personal- you may have noticed that many of them are brilliantly colored. It is truly amazing how nature designs its creatures with such vivid imagery! Here are some of the most used colors in dragonfly tattoos:
- Bright green
- Bright blue
- Bright pink
- Purple (deep purple, lavender, etc.)
- And even gray since it mixes so well to really bring out the other brighter colors.
Depending on your personality, you may wish to have bright colors that shimmer, or more plain colors that downplay the natural beauty of the dragonfly. You can leave your dragonfly on its own or add stardust, stars, suns, moons, flowers, branches or anything else you can think of to make your tattoo as special as you want it to be!
Famous Women (and men) with Dragonfly Tattoos
It was harder than I thought it would be to find female celebs that have this popular tattoo, but here is a small list of those who do:
- Paula Yates
- Lenny Kravitz
- The late great Heath Ledger had a dragonfly tattoo on his right bicep.
- Angelina Jolie (is there a tattoo that she doesn’t have?)
When it comes to the dragonfly tattoo, you can pick your poison; big or small, colorful or plain, hip or back. The choices are endless so let your creativity be your guide!
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Dragonfly Pictures for Inspiration