By P.A, Mar 27 2014 06:57PM
“Like a moth to a flame”
As with many symbols, there are contrasting meanings when looking at a moth. Many are similar to the butterfly.
There is a certain vanity associated with the moth sometimes - dancing around a flame, craving light.
The moth has a fragile vulnerability.
The deaths head moth is said to possess bad luck.
The moth can be symbolic of a destructive force, creating damage (pest)
Influenced by the moon, they may carry some of the moons symbolism also such as , intuition & revealing that which has been hidden.
Just like butterflies moths are metamorphosal and so are ancient symbols for change and transformation and new directions
I love moths and often use them in my work.
I have a selection of moth designs as ‘ready to wear’ ink …. here
Or I often use them in my custom design work, which you can see.... here
Or you can see examples of my ‘tattooed leather art’ with a ‘entomology’ theme …. here
Thanks for looking and if you need to get in touch ...... [email protected]!
If you like posts on symbolism & ink trends, then you may want to check out my other posts on the subject… including sacred geometry, traditional and modern tattoo symbolism.