This is something I’ve been thinking about for a while…..

For a long time, I’ve wanted to have a permanent, visual reminder of the babies we’ve lost. I’ve wanted something that shows that I will carry them with me forever, that shows that I was forever changed by their fleeting presence in my life. I think I’ve decided, I think I’m going to get a tattoo done, especially when reading up on the symbolism behind the butterfly. Of rebirth, or change and of remembrance.

Here are just some of the references I’ve found to butterflies:

Their passing should not be forgotten. It is a day of transformation both as our baby’s soul took flight, and as our lives were forever changed.

In Christianity it likewise stands for the soul which has escaped the confines of the flesh. In the west, as elsewhere, the symbolism of the butterfly centers upon its unique transformation

Butterflies are powerful symbols for transformation and change throughout many traditions and belief systems.

After pouring over literally thousands of images of butterflies I’ve managed to narrow it down to these two:

The Ornate Butterfly                                  










The Bold Butterfly










I love them both and am having a hard time deciding, what do you all think?