Tattoo Designs That Mean Change

A transforming butterfly is common for tattoos that represent change. To represent change in love or relationships, you could use two butterflies flying together as a Chinese interpretation of love. If you experienced a personal struggle, a butterfly emerging from a cocoon represents emerging change, or turning over a new leaf.

Pictures and Drawings

Speaking of turning over a new leaf, you could use the literal representation in tattoos that symbolize change. Consider a tree with falling leaves that have changed to fall browns, oranges, reds and yellows. Within that pile, show one larger leaf that is three-quarters green and the rest transforming to fall colors. It is an artistic interpretation to overcoming something difficult and making changes to improve yourself.

Quotes are good options to display change through body art. Something like, “You can change your life by changing your heart”, “Change is the only constant”, or from Ghandi, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Be creative with your tattoos that represent change. We have picked out several that we think are perfect representations of change to inspire your design. If you connect with any of these designs, print them off and take them to your artist as a reference. It will help ensure that you get the design that has the most impactful meaning for you.