Too Tattoo??

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?

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  • Reply Elize

    Hey you! Stunning idea. I voted for the bold butterfly. Where (on your body)are you going to have it done?

    July 7, 2008 at 8:03 am
  • Reply Sharon

    That’s the one I’m leaning towards as well, but Walter prefers the ornate one. I want it mid way up my back with the body of the butterfly on my spine and the wings spread onto my back, about 10cm by 10 cm.

    July 7, 2008 at 9:26 am
  • Reply samcy

    I LOVE the Ornate one – it is stunning! But at the end of the day YOU are the one who is getting it so YOU have to LOVE the one you choose!

    I am too poop scared to get a tatoo, am worried that it will hurt too much 🙂

    July 7, 2008 at 12:28 pm
  • Reply j

    I love the ornate one…show pictures if and when you do it!

    July 7, 2008 at 8:36 pm
  • Reply Maritza

    I like the bold one!

    July 8, 2008 at 12:30 pm
  • Reply Chantal

    I like the ornate one


    July 8, 2008 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Sian

    I like the bold one!

    July 10, 2008 at 9:55 am
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