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butterfly tattoo finished by Magicmufinelf butterfly tattoo finished by Magicmufinelf
completed 3/21/08
courtesy of Shannon at Braindrops Tattoo

Due to the numerous requests and comments about using this tattoo as reference, I have decided to clarify my feelings regarding this. It is my wish that people please not copy my tattoo in its entirety, it is something very personal to me and it is my hopes for it to remain a unique tattoo.
While I do not mind the use of it as reference material for your own personal tattoo design or any other form of art, please, please, please, DO NOT copy my tattoo in its entirety for use as a tattoo design.
thank you.
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:iconinemanlukas:
InemanLukas Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Nice!!:) (Smile) 
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NeverlandWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, stunningly beautiful..
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lolo12270 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love your tattoo, I would never copy it, but i want the monarch butterflies like you have. That is how I found your tattoo, I searched monarch butterfly tattoo on google. I am planning to get a tattoo of monarch butterflies going all the way up my back, the last one on my shoulder blade, open like your top one, but at a different angle. That is how I envisioned my tattoo, and when I saw yours, I thought it was beautiful. Someone said some rude things to me saying that I am terrible because I want to steal someone's work. I never said I want this exact tattoo. I am planning to use your tattoo as a reference, but I would never get the same one. I am going to have my artist draw a custom piece for me, while it's similar to yours, having realistic orange butterflies going up your back, mine will have the butterflies going all the way up like I said previously, and have my top butterfly on my shoulder blade. And will be MY custom drawing. So people should'nt get mad at me, lots of people have a tattoo of a butterfly, It's like a person getting mad because someone got a rose tattoo on there leg, and someone has a rose tattoo on their leg first, and people know and say they copied off of the other person, when their rose is red and the others is blue.
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imperfect-ion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As beautiful as it is, i find it sad that people copy it. I even found a girl who only switched the last huge butterfly,who's running into a best quebec tattoo contest with this on facebook. I find it very sad.
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Renatyan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omg this one looks totally amazing! maybe the somebody thought about that before but that looks totally unique :3
oh and by the way do you remember how much did it cost? cause i'm just wondering)
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Renatyan Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh and yeah, I wanted to mention that I've seen this before - so somebody probably copied the idea or smth
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paulewatson Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Usually I'm not a fan of large tattoos, but that's nice work there and looks like it "fits", if that makes sense.
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Dream-Nova Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wow! So beautiful!!
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Krofter Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
awesome
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KairiaShade Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I placed this design in the Butterfly Tattoos Wikia gallery. If you would like it removed, please feel free to edit the post or request for its removal. [link]
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tal1443 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
WOW its amazing tattoo !
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GabbyNumNums Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Would you mind if I got just one of those butterflies tattoo'd? They're just so beautiful and I haven't found any other nice monarch butterfly tattoos to reference. And I would only use one of them, possible the first or second one down, since those two are my favorite. I just wanted to ask first before I got it.
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Magicmufinelf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for asking before going ahead and getting it done. I mean if you really are dead-set on getting one of them, I guess its fine, however I would suggest you work with your artist to come up with something unique because that is what I did. Find a picture of a butterfly you like and work from there. My tattoos are based on photos which is why I dont think it would be all that hard to just find some butterfly pictures and come up with something different. In the end, it is up to you.
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lolo12270 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love your tattoo, I would never copy it, but i want the monarch butterflies like you have. That is how I found your tattoo, I searched monarch butterfly tattoo on google. I am planning to get a tattoo of monarch butterflies going all the way up my back, the last one on my shoulder blade, open like your top one, but at a different angle. That is how I envisioned my tattoo, and when I saw yours, I thought it was beautiful. Someone said some rude things to me saying that I am terrible because I want to steal someone's work. I never said I want this exact tattoo. I am planning to use your tattoo as a reference, but I would never get the same one. I am going to have my artist draw a custom piece for me, while it's similar to yours, having realistic orange butterflies going up your back, mine will have the butterflies going all the way up like I said previously, and have my top butterfly on my shoulder blade. And will be MY custom drawing. So people should'nt get mad at me, lots of people have a tattoo of a butterfly, It's like a person getting mad because someone got a rose tattoo on there leg, and someone has a rose tattoo on their leg first, and people know and say they copied off of the other person, when their rose is red and the others is blue.
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HideBehindAsmile Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Student Photographer
Did you take a picture of it closer up? I have a picture of this on my phone but it's closer in, randomly found it on the internet just as a reference for my tattoo. I'm getting a few butterflies (much smaller then this) flying up my shoulder blade towards my neck done in no outline and soft colours. It's not going to be the same colour as this or the same as this just a reference in case the tattooist needs one as I have no design, I'm hoping he will do what will look best (sure he will!). I do love this tattoo especially how the butterflies have motion in them. I rarely see butterfly tattoos that don't look trashy and this really doesn't :)
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Magicmufinelf Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
My artist probably took more than one picture of my tattoo when it was finished. There are quite a few pictures of my tattoo on the internet so I wouldnt be suprised if the pic you have is me lol.
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corpsegarden Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this turned out great!
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Come--wonder Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
It's lovely and so unique! It look great on your back :)
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pirumus Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I live and I am doing in Iran illegally forged. forbidden to do here tattoo. tattoo patterns and figures you need. could you help me?
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DesignedByDari Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
You are right to keep this design as your own and copyright it. It is a beautiful homage to the Monarch which is becoming endangered. Wonderful!

Aloha
Dari
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Tremerid Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely one of the most elegant tattoo's I've seen. It is both very simple, and complex at the same time. Great movement, wonderful color. It suits your skin and the shape of your back very well.

:) Love the ink.

--Tremerid
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Pretendingxme Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Lovely!
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StudioDisarray Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, that's wonderfully done! Very well tattooed and a very beautiful tattoo indeed.
Thank you for sharing this!
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sweetpingu Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow. Oo I'm looking for ideas to create my own tattoo. Then I see this masterpiece. It' beautiful.
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LoyalPuppet Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crack kills. D:

Very beautiful tat. I'm jealous! :D
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BEanie1212 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
this is a beautiful tattoo
did you know that they featured it on smosh.com?
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Magicmufinelf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
where? i want to see!
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BEanie1212 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
they're these guys that make like funny videos and stuff but here's the link

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severedskull Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
pretty <3 :]
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melisnirvana Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
OH MY GAWD what a beautiful tattoo! the colours and shape and i love how the fly up her(or your....:blush:) slender back! this tattoo can only compliment a slender figure, the girl(or you haha) is very lucky :)

i sincerely hope that no1 steals it!
i personally guard my tattoo from cameras and internet, and im very pal pal with my tattoo artist because he designed my tattoo himself in front of my eyes and he agreed not to tattoo anyone else with the design, (well it is his 'personal signature' on me)
trusting strangers for not stealing is hard for me so i dont post stuff up on the internet :iconimhappyplz:
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TerminalBleeding Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
I loooooooooooooove it!!! Monarchs are my fave. Check out my monarch tattoo that I got on my ankle. I think i like yours better though lol.
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BranFlakes204 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
your art is one of the most amazing and beautiful pieces that I have seen, I must say.
but I wonder, how much did it cost?
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Ninja-JC Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
amazing wow
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sammanthaaaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I love this! it's very beautiful and unique. :)
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gajiin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
lovely tattoo ma'am! and a great b ody for it to b on to boot!
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ShaggyD863 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
cool there so beautiful
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:iconsquish-chan:
squish-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Typically I dislike butterfly tattoos but this is lovely.
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turquoiseraven Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Writer
Those are lovely, really true to life...nice choice.
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Great-Escapade Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ilove it <3 I'm planning on get a small butterfly it's mean alot to me as it show People That IloveMariahCarey! <3 She was such an amazing Voice andshe is a good-heart person

This tat is amazing Ihope you love it, God bless you <3
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Dark-Marth Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Nice one. (Y)

btw does it hurt to do it?

Im going to mine this monday, 3 maj.
Its my first one, Im 18 n been talking about doing one since I was 15 years.

My mom say that it feels like it scrape against the skin.

Mine will take about 3 hours to do on my shoulder.
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SilencedSTarscream Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
How much did this cost to get done?
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catherineviolinist Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
wonderful!!!
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tigerlily-gumdrops Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
this is so beautiful. i would love to get something like this, but i cant ): im so jealous.
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sketchlova Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Goes without saying.
This is So Pretty.!
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eve676 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
gorgeous
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JDeko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
it looks so beautiful!
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tattoomafia Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm currently working on a tattoo inspired by this picture. My client wants something similar across her feet and up one calf.

Beautiful work
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tettigoniidae Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Butterfly tattoos are overdone...but this proves it all wrong. Well done!! It is beautiful!
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