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25 Unique Butterfly Finger Tattoos That’ll Make You Flutter

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Our obsession with butterfly finger tattoos continues to grow as more and more A-listers rock them on the red carpet. On one hand, butterflies are quite a common tattoo motif that might make you yawn. On the other, butterflies represent transformation, freedom, and change.

Whether you’re going through a time of change or experimenting with different winged wonders, you might want to get a tattoo of a butterfly somewhere on your finger. We’ve rounded up some of the most strikingly beautiful butterfly finger tattoos that will help you design your next piece of ink.

1. A tiny butterfly tattoo on the finger

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Butterflies make for perfect finger tattoos because they’re wearable and versatile. Whether you opt for a linework butterfly, a realistic one, or even a colored one, you can count on your tattoo looking like a snack.

2. A delicate butterfly tattoo

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What’s great about finger tattoos seems to be the fact that you’re not supposed to stop at one. More times than not, tattoo-getters opt for ornamental finger tattoos, dots, and symbols that work wonderfully with one another. Sparkles and dots complement the butterfly perfectly, don’t you think?

3. A butterfly tattoo on the thumb


If you want to add some movement to your finger tattoo, you might want to place it on your thumb. It’s a great way for you to play with different butterfly shapes and sizes to make it seem like your butterflies are flying away.

4. A cute butterfly tattoo on the side of the finger

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Whenever you want to get a finger tattoo, make sure you pick the perfect placement. Opt for a tattoo on top of your fingers if you want to show it off at all times. Go for a tattoo on the side of the finger or underneath it if you want to make it a little more subtle.

5. A butterfly tattoo on the pinky finger

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What about a butterfly tattoo on your pinky finger? If you’re out of ideas, you can always rely on a pinky tattoo to look absolutely adorable and attractive. It seems as though pinky fingers are made for tiny tattoos that don’t require too much real estate to look great.

6. A dainty butterfly finger tattoo

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Delicate and dainty tattoos are all the rage these days, and we’re more than happy to recommend them to you. Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced body art enthusiast, you’re going to appreciate the simplicity (and the speed!) of smaller, more subtle butterfly tattoos.

7. A lovely butterfly tattoo on the middle finger

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Middle finger tattoos are awesome! Whether you want to flip someone off or embellish your middle finger with permanent jewelry, you can opt for a butterfly finger tattoo.

8. A tattoo of finger ornaments with tiny butterflies

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If you don’t want to get a tattoo of a butterfly right on your finger, you can combine it with finger ornaments and place it a little higher up your hand. It’s a great way for you to embellish your fingers without opting for a single tattoo of a butterfly.

9. A butterfly finger tattoo with the word “love”

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A butterfly tattoo will always look great, but you can make it even better by combining it with words or letters that mean something to you. Adding the word “love” can bring your tattoo to a whole new level.

10. A linework butterfly tattoo

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What about a linework butterfly tattoo? If you’re a fan of modern, minimalistic styles, you might be interested in getting a linework tattoo. A linework tattoo, for those of you who don’t know, is a tattoo made only with lines and a lining needle – and it’s oftentimes made with a single line that depicts the desired image.

11. A matching butterfly tattoo

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A matching butterfly tattoo can be a great way for you to celebrate your anniversary, commemorate your friendship, or surprise a loved one with a gift that keeps on giving. Whether you opt for a middle finger placement, a side-of-the-finger placement, or something a little more creative, you’ll get a great tattoo to show off.

12. A finger tattoo with ornaments and butterflies

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We already talked about ornamental tattoos, but we might as well underline that you’re allowed to play with different elements to make your butterfly tattoo a little more intriguing and interesting.

13. A butterfly tattoo with dots and sparkles

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Finger tattoos are typically on the smaller side, but you can make your tattoo bigger and bolder by opting for a tattoo of a few butterflies flying away from your finger. Furthermore, you can throw some ornaments, dots, and sparkles into the mix and make it your own.

14. Another butterfly tattoo with dots and sparkles

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We’ve got another butterfly tattoo with sparkles and dots coming your way! Whichever style you prefer, you’re guaranteed to walk out of the tattoo parlor with a smile on your face!

15. A subtle butterfly tattoo on the pointer finger

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We can’t get enough of simple and subtle butterfly tattoos! While there’s nothing wrong with going for a more realistic look, there’s something modern and mysterious about an outline of a butterfly or a linework butterfly tattoo. What do you think?

16. A hand-poked butterfly finger tattoo

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A hand-poked tattoo will always carry more meaning than a machine one! A hand-poked tattoo, for those of you who don’t know, is a type of tattoo that’s made without the use of tattoo machines. If you get one, your tattoo artist will push the needle and the ink into the skin manually, without the aid of a machine.

17. A simple butterfly finger tattoo

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Another butterfly on the middle finger? Absolutely! Whenever you’re unsure of where to place your butterfly, opt for a middle finger tattoo because it’s small and simple.

18. A Cybersigilism butterfly finger tattoo

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If you’re thinking of exploring Y2K trends, you might be interested in getting a Cybersigilism butterfly finger tattoo. Cybersigilism refers to a style of tattoo that merges the digital realm with the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of human existence.

19. A butterfly finger tattoo with dots

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Dots are always a handy tattoo motif to add to your tattoos when you’re unsure of how to make them better or bolder. Depending on your personal preference, you can ask your tattoo artist to add a couple of dots around your butterfly tattoo or on top of your finger near your butterfly tattoo.

20. A tiny butterfly tattoo on the ring finger

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While ring finger tattoos typically showcase little hearts, diamonds, and lines that represent wedding bands, there’s something adorably appealing about a butterfly tattoo on your ring finger. We suggest you explore that idea on your next inking appointment!

21. A butterfly finger tattoo with a heart


Now, finger tattoos are quick and easy. Needless to say, you might be tempted to get more than one once your tattoo artist finishes your butterfly finger tattoo. We suggest adding a red ink heart or a red ink symbol that means something to you – black and red work wonderfully together.

22. A black and white butterfly finger tattoo

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We’re not talking about the fact that you’re looking at a black-and-white photo of a butterfly finger tattoo! When you decide to get a butterfly tattoo, consider working with black and white ink to create the most stunning, strikingly beautiful tattoo you’ve ever seen. White ink adds *so much* to the final design of the tattoo!

23. A matching linework butterfly tattoo

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We already talked about linework tattoos and we’re bringing you another beautiful butterfly to consider on your next appointment. A linework butterfly can be quite delicate and dainty, but that’s up to you to decide.

24. A freehand butterfly finger tattoo

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A freehand tattoo is drawn on the client and then tattooed. A freehand tattoo, similar to a hand-poked tattoo, typically means so much more than a machine-drawn tattoo, and that’s why it’s a popular pick among first-timers and seasoned tattoo-getters.

25. A butterfly tattoo with finger sparkles

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We’re ending the article with another butterfly tattoo with sparkles! However big or small, your butterfly tattoo deserves a dot, a line, or a sparkle to complete the final look. Hopefully, you’ll consider these tips and tricks on your next appointment!