Butterfly emerging from skin rips, tattooed by Shanti at Cat Tattoo in Addison, TX.
I keep looking at this tattoo and imagining it actually ripping through someone’s skin and it’s probably one of the funniest things I’ve ever imagined.
Like the butterfly is ripping through and the guy (girl? Person. We’ll go with person) is like, “oooOOHHH FUCCKKKK WHAT IS HAPPEning oH GOD” and the butterfly is ripping through layers of human flesh like he was obviously not meant to do but maybe he evolved into it idk and he triumphantly tears through the skin and flies off gracefully as a motherfucker as the human cocoon is crying their last few tears. “Bye bitch” whispers the butterfly.
Applause breaks out from behind the scene as people are cheering for the little butterfly that could. One guy yells excitedly, “It’s an old wise tale that if a butterfly rips through your skin, it’s good luck!” Everybody thinks this guy is an idiot but they keep applauding anyways because a butterfly just made every other potentially scary creature in the animal kingdom look like they should join Dora the Explorer on her weak-ass adventures.
Butterflies are eventually renamed “cop killahs” because that was the only name anyone could agree on that was tough enough. The world was changed after that moment. Pity on the person who tries to explain their fluttery feeling in the stomach- “I have cop killahs in my stomach.” will simply not do anymore. If you have a cop killahs in your stomach, I feel bad for you ‘cause they’re gonna come ripping out, son.
This tattoo has changed my life and it is 3am and I need to go to bed