Step 1:

    For this guide I have chosen to use a symmetrical design, so start by drawing a vertical line and then work a design on one side of it.  Start by drawing two ovals, the top one being the largest like in sample 1.  Once you have your basic butterfly shaped wings down you can now start to make up a design within and around it like in sample 2 below.

    Step 2:

    Go crazy and have fun with it! I like my tribal butterfly tattoos spikey and sharp with curls like below in sample 3, you may have a different idea in mind.

    Step 3:

    Then once you’re happy with your design trace over it and flip it like in sample 5 below.

    Step 4:

    Now render it however you like.