With fragile iridescent wings, dragonflies fly wherever the wind takes them and skitter across surfaces of water and causing small ripples, as if without a care in the world.
These delicate creatures of wind and water live short lives, but they live it to the fullest. Dragonfly tattoos represent the spirit embodied by this insect; independence, joy and freedom from limitations.
Native Americans believe that if a dragonfly lands on you, it means you have just received a visit from a loved one who had passed away. In this sense, a simple dragonfly tattoo can also be a great tribute to a loved one who is no longer around.