The real meaning of dragonfly tattoos depends on what is shown along with it. Dragonfly live is an insect of water and air. You can have a simple dragonfly tattoo which will show that you believe in wilderness, carefree and cheerful nature.
The water part of dragonfly shows one’s faith in spirituality. This means that you can add water in your tattoo design to show your faith in God. Here we have chosen 50 meaningful dragonfly tattoos for both men and women –
Simple Dragonfly tattoos
1. This 3d dragonfly tattoo would have looked gorgeous in small size. I liked how the artist showed the shadow of the tattoo on the lower back.(Cherry blossom tree tattoos)
2. This tribal dragonfly tattoo design on the back neck of the girl is inspired from the native American tattoo art.
3. Trying large dragonfly tattoos might not be a good idea as they are small insects and look better when portrayed realistically.
4. Watercolor dragonfly tattoo will fade away very soon so try them with tribal outline so that the outline stays forever.
5. Can you imagine a full back dragonfly tattoo? Well here it is. The artist also added a spiral and star of david to the tattoo to make it more beautiful.
6. Butterfly and dragonfly have almost similar life. It is a cool idea to try dragonfly and butterfly tattoo design just like this.
7. Another good option is to try dragonfly and flower tattoo design as shown in this picture.
8. Showing a shadow of dragonfly will represent that your late loved ones are always there to bless you.
9. My personal choice for dragonfly tattoo placement is behind the ear or on neck. The tattoo of dragonfly perfectly sits here.
10. Side of rib cage is also good choice for dragonfly tattoo placement. You can hide it whenever you want.
Small Dragonfly Tattoos
11. Showing a dragonfly flying in the tattoo design will represent that you believe in freedom and adventure. Here is a small dragonfly tattoo for you to consider.(Sun and moon tattoos for couple)
12. Dragonflies have many colors on their body but still many people like to have a tattoo of dragonfly in their favourite color.
13. This tiny dragonfly tattoo is way better than most large size dragonfly tattoos and it is also perfectly placed on the side of the wrist.
14. You can add tribal patterns (inspired from Native American or Asian cultures) on your dragonfly tattoo to make it look more attractive.
15. If you want to show multiple colors of dragonfly in your tattoo design then consider trying a similar style as shown in picture.
16. Couples or siblings can have matching dragonfly tattoos which will represent that they feel complete with each other.
17. As dragonfly tattoos represent moving on from past so you can show it by adding a sun in the background just like this.
18. A realistic dragonfly tattoo design will have its own grace and elegance. Here this dragonfly tattoo on shoulder of this woman will be adored by many people.
19. Here is another Native American art inspired dragonfly tattoo. People who believe in good luck can try this design.
20. Dragonfly outline tattoo will also look delicate and beautiful but it should be on hidden part of body (so that it last longer).
Dragonfly tattoos ideas
21. Most people try front posing dragonfly tattoo design but I think a cool idea would be to try side posing small dragonfly tattoo like this.(Wolf tattoos on forearm)
22. It is a common practice to try just one dragonfly tattoo but if you want to represent solid change in your life then you can try a multiple dragonfly tattoo as shown in this image.
23. You can add circles in your dragonfly tattoo. It will mean that you are moving forward from one phase to another and open for a new adventure.
24. Wings are the most beautiful part of a dragonfly. You can try a dragonfly tattoo with such majestic wings.
25. Showing the tail up of a dragonfly tattoo will mean that you don’t even care about your past.
26. Even though most people add four wings in dragonfly tattoo, you can add more to show that soul of your late family members is always there to help you.
27. Another common choice is to have a long tail dragonfly tattoo where it will represent that you might have move on from past but you still seek revenge.
28. Most tattoo artist show just front paw of a dragonfly but you can show back paws as well to show that you do not want to move on from your past.
29. The way dragonfly flies shows there carefree nature. You can show this side by trying an offbeat design like this.
30. You can try two dragonfly tattoo design to show that you believe in spirituality where two souls are supposed to meet and become one.
Dragonfly tattoos Designs
31. You can add patterns in the wings of the dragonfly tattoo to make it look even better.(Japanese tattoos for men)
32. Many tribes consider dragonfly to be symbol of rebirth. This is why people try dragonfly tattoos to show change in their lives.
33. Even though dragonflies have symmetrical wings yet you can show a pair of large and small wings like this. It will show that you need an emotional support to take a flight in life.
34. Another idea that you can try is to show sharp wings of dragonfly (like a blade). It will mean that you will overcome and pierce any hurdle that comes your way.
35. You can show extra-large wings of a dragonfly and slightly bend them from the middle. It will mean that you have a protective nature for your family and kids. You are taking them under your wings.
36. Here is a neo-tribal dragonfly tattoo design which will last longer than usual tattoos.
37. I will surely not suggest you a back full of dragonfly flying. However two or three dragonflies won’t look bad.
38. This is a unique dragonfly tattoo design in its own self. It does not mean anything special just that it looks good on the backbone.
39. Most artists don’t like to show the insect part of the dragonfly. However it will give a unique look if you try it.
40. Here is a realistic take on the tattoo of dragonfly where the artist beautifully inked a real looking dragonfly.
Tribal Dragonfly tattoos
41. If you try a colourful dragonfly tattoo then it might fade away sooner than later.(Simple angel tattoo)
42. An all-black dragonfly tattoo can easily be one of the best tattoo you ever had.
43. This is a unique dragonfly tattoo idea where the artist used minimal style of tattooing.
44. You can try a black caterpillar with colourful wings in your dragonfly tattoo and it will look great.
45. Can you spot it? The artist cleverly added the mystical word of ‘OM’ in this tattoo of dragonfly.
46. Dragonfly is an insect of both air and water. So you can show water droplets in your tattoo design to signify that you believe in the magical aspect of nature.
47. A cool idea would be to try a colourful butterfly and dragonfly tattoo combo on rib cage as shown here.
48. A dragonfly tattoo on upper back would be a cool idea for many but still think before you take decision.
49. Another cool placement for dragonfly tattoo is upper collar bone. The artist also gave the wings shade of a bee.
50. If you show one wing long and other as short as it means that you do not believe in perfectness. In fact you want your partner to be imperfect so that you complete each other.
Which dragonfly tattoo from the above photo gallery you liked the most?