Tribal Butterfly Tattoo Design



This is a great design for the older crowd. It’s also very fast and simple to do, especially when you practice it a few times. It’s also very easy to customize and change up for each person. Practice around a bit with the design to see what custom swirly designs work best for you to do quickly.


Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint


1. Starting with the black face paint and the small round brush, paint a tear drop shape for the body of the butterfly.


2. Next, paint two heart shape swirls, that look like a heart, for the antennas. Then paint the two top wings. Dont worry if they do not look exactly even.


3. Add two more swirls for the bottom wings as well. From there just start from the body of the butterfly, and create lines that move away and curl around. Continue to add and fill in around the original lines added for the top and bottom of the wings.