Blue Butterfly Tattoo

This returning client has several tattoos on her back, but I was very pleased that she finally decided to put one where SHE CAN SEE IT!  She chose a blue butterfly to adorn her calf - a delicate symbol of beauty and femininity.

 Blue Butterfly Tattoo by Pat Fish

Blue Butterfly Tattoo by Pat Fish

"The White Admiral or Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis) is a polytypic species of North American brush-footed butterfly, common throughout much of the eastern United States. L. a. astyanax. . . notable for their iridescent blue markings . . ."  -Wikipedia

The morph this tattoo is based on is a mimic of the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor).