Monarch Butterfly Angled Temporary Tattoo Although the butterfly's life cycle is relatively short, its appeal has lasted through the ages. Apply this realistic-looking temporary tattoo to your skin and enhance it with soft colors like violet, black, and tan. For many, the butterfly is a symbol of transformation because caterpillars go through a metamorphosis that finishes when they become butterflies. Use this design to symbolize your own new beginning, whether you're taking a company in a new direction or preparing for a major life change such as a cross-country move. The design is easy to apply and remove, so it's simple to try similar temporary tattoos as desired.