In many cultures Butterflies represent the soul. In Japanese culture for example, it is thought that dead relatives may visit the living as butterflies. Therefore, seeing a single butterfly is usually a good omen. However, if you see a swarm of butterflies it is a bad omen.
In Chinese culture, two butterflies together are a symbol of love. Chinese also see the butterfly as a symbol of transformation and rebirth. This is a common interpretation of butterfly symbols in many world cultures.
Whatever the symbolism you choose to believe, butterfly tattoo designs are a attractive choice and the design possibilities are endless.