‘WEAR YOUR INK’ ENTOMOLOGY STYLE (Moth tattoo symbolism)
Entomology is always featured in my work here at www.puncturedartefact.com
Either as the main imagery on some of my smaller pieces.
Or hidden amongst my larger pieces.
I love any form of bug, beetle, bee (in drawing form at least!) …. Not so much spiders and alike!
I often feature moths, and love the symbolism they are said to reflect.
A nocturnal creature , it is considered the butterfly of the night
Sadly, whilst as beautiful as the butterfly (in my opinion) it can also carry very negative associations such as destruction, death, vanity , stupidity, distress & craving light.
Finding the ‘death head moth’ (above) can often be seen to be bad luck, but it is a really popular tattoo motif !
Like the butterfly, the moth symbolises the disembodied soul. Representing the souls of the dead coming back to earth and can often symbolise someone close in a tattoo
Its more positive associations are intuition, sensitivity, impulsiveness, determination, faith, attraction,psychic powers, transformation, . I guess it depends on your personal feelings & how you are drawn to this beautiful insect