1 - Have the wings two different colors
As we all know, the most beautiful thing on a butterfly is the wings, but when was the last time you saw a butterfly tattoo that had different colored wings? Probably never. Most people automatically assume this wont look good because the wings do not match, but if you make them the same design, just opposite colors it will look really good.
2 - Have the butterfly coming out of its cocoon
This is a brilliant way to get a butterfly design and can actually have a lot of meaning behind it. If you get a tattoo of a butterfly that is half way out of it's cocoon, this can symbolize new life or a new start. It is best to get a tattoo like this on the back of your shoulder or on your forearm.
3 - Have something near the butterfly
If you get a design of a butterfly alone, it looks good. But it will look even better if you get a design of something else near the butterfly. Try to throw is a butterfly flying around a star, or maybe a butterfly playing with some kind of animal.