35 Traditional Moth Tattoo Designs

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In the insect world, only a few species are unlucky enough to be connected to death. One of the most famous examples is the moth.

Moths are what others call as “night butterflies” because scientifically, they are nocturnal cousins of the more colorful butterflies. Most of the time, its shade are just black and brown. Because of this, moths are directly associated to two aspects of human life, death and money. Old folks believed that when you are visited by a black moth during the night, death has visited one of your kin. This symbolism and uniqueness to the form of moths made it an interesting choice for a tattoo. Most moth tattoos we’ve seen on the web features a moth with either a skull or death’s face at the back of their thorax. Traditional moth tattoos can be inked in any parts of the body famously in the chest area.

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Although being one of the night creatures, it does not mean that moths are condemned to be an inferior species compared to its cousins. In fact, it is in the moth order where we can find the largest insect of these era. Check out some of the amazing tats featuring this amazing insect below and hope that a brown moth visits you soon (kaching!).

Take a look at these 35 Traditional Moth Tattoo Designs for everyone. For more design inspiration, you may check the 30 Impressive Insect Tattoo Designs.

Shaded Moth Hand Tattoo

Shaded Moth Hand Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Colorful Moth Bicep Tattoo

Colorful Moth Bicep Tattoo Image Credit: Pinterest

Skull Moth Knee Tattoo

Skull Moth Knee Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Moth on Dagger Forearm Tattoo

Moth on Dagger Forearm Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Skull Moth Belly Tattoo

Skull Moth Belly Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Black and Green Moth Forearm Tattoo

Black and Green Moth Forearm Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Geometric Death Moth Forearm Tattoo

Geometric Death Moth Forearm Tattoo Image Credit: Dubuddha

Colorful Moth Wrist Tattoo

Colorful Moth Wrist Tattoo Image Credit: LittlePricksTattoo

Skull Moth Calf Tattoo

Skull Moth Calf Tattoo Image Credit: TattooNow

Moon and Moth Bicep Tattoo

Moon and Moth Bicep Tattoo Image Credit: Pinterest

Geometric Moth Sternum Tattoo

Geometric Moth Sternum Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Death Moth Side Tattoo

Death Moth Side Tattoo Image Credit: TattooBox

Black and Yellow Moth Ear Tattoo

Black and Yellow Moth Ear Tattoo Image Credit: TattoosTime

Traditional Moth Tricep Tattoo

Traditional Moth Tricep Tattoo Image Credit: Tumblr

Shaded Moth Back Tattoo

Shaded Moth Back Tattoo Image Credit: Pinterest

Shaded Skull Moth Sternum Tattoo

Shaded Skull Moth Sternum Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Woman and Moth Underbreast Tattoo

Woman and Moth Underbreast Tattoo Image Credit: Tattoo

Sketchy Moth Palm Tattoo

Sketchy Moth Palm Tattoo Image Credit: TattooBox

Colored Moth Bicep Tattoo

Colored Moth Bicep Tattoo Image Credit: TattoosTime

Dotted Moth Thigh Tattoo

Dotted Moth Thigh Tattoo Image Credit: PunctureDarteFact

3D Moth Back Tattoo

3D Moth Back Tattoo Image Credit: AskIdeas

Colored Skull Moth Arm Tattoo

Colored Skull Moth Arm Tattoo Image Credit: TattoosTime

Small Moth Elbow Tattoo

Small Moth Elbow Tattoo Image Credit: TattooImages

Black Moth Thigh Tattoo

Black Moth Thigh Tattoo Image Credit: DeviantArt

Monochromatic Moth and Moon Forearm Tattoo

Monochromatic Moth and Moon Forearm Tattoo Image Credit: TattooImages

Colorful Moth and Rose Head Tattoo

Colorful Moth and Rose Head Tattoo Image Credit: DepictionTattoo

Dotted Geometric Woman and Moth Chest Tattoo

Dotted Geometric Woman and Moth Chest Tattoo Image Credit: Pinterest

Colorful Beaded Moth Arm Tattoo

Colorful Beaded Moth Arm Tattoo Image Credit: DeviantArt

Traditional Moths Wrist Tattoo

Traditional Moths Wrist Tattoo Image Credit: DesignTrends

Artistic Death Moth Full Chest Tattoo

Artistic Death Moth Full Chest Tattoo Image Credit: Tattoo

Skull Moth in Blue Background Hand Tattoo

Skull Moth in Blue Background Hand Tattoo Image Credit: Tattoo

Yellow and Black Skull Moth Forearm Tattoo

Yellow and Black Skull Moth Forearm Tattoo Image Credit: TattoosForYou

Traditional Moth Tattoo

Traditional Skull Moth Calf Tattoo Image Credit: ManleyTattoos

Yellow Skull Moth Full Arm Tattoo

Yellow Skull Moth Full Arm Tattoo Image Credit: Tattoo

Skeleton Moth Full Chest Tattoo

Skeleton Moth Full Chest Tattoo Image Credit: Tattoo