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.

Through heartfelt stories, we have heard butterflies symbolizing the passing of a loved one, or life struggles that people have endured to emerge as a better person. We have heard stories from cancer fighters and survivors, people who have dealt with mental breakdowns, heartache, and drug addictions. Butterflies have also been a symbol for celebrations, weddings, life, and our journeys.

This delicate work was done by Jay- Cee Rademeyer of Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jay-Cee’s customer came all the way to him from California to get this tattoo done and it was also her very first tattoo. She sat like an absolute champ for it too.

Butterflies are a popular subject for tattoos among girls and women, either as a pretty skin decoration or as a symbol of a deeper meaning. Butterflies symbolize freedom, beauty and change, and are often chosen to represent a period of transformation in a woman’s life. Butterfly tattoos are often accompanied by other feminine tattoo designs such as flowers, birds and elegant patterns.

Jay-Cee completed this tattoo in a single sitting using a Professional Coil Tattoo Machine, Dynamic Tattoo Ink, Stencil Stuff and Green Soap.

If you would like to see more of Jay Cees’s work or for any additional information about Zen Ink Professional Tattoo Studio please visit www.zenink.co.za or stop past our studio in Boksburg for a free consultation.

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