“Don’t get any closer to each other.”
“The spots on the butterfly’s wings are human eyes which have seen the truth but have no way of revealing it, or warning you not to get closer and protect the butterfly. The butterfly is their beautifully balanced relationship threatened by the knowing/seeing of too much, or closeness. The people symbolize anyone.”
“The butterfly with eyes on its wings represents the judging eyes of the world/society. Once you become close to one another, you can cut the butterfly of judgment once and for all. Your relationship can be whatever you want it to be and you won’t care what anybody else thinks about it.”
These are the comments on the picture above. I had seen this picture before Harry got his butterly and handshake tattoos. We all know the boys get on tumblr so maybe Harry saw this picture on tumblr and decided to get a tattoo of it because of its deep meaning. It sums up his relationship with Louis perfectly. The handshake tattoo represents how they can’t get any closer to each other and the butterfly tattoo represents the society. If they get any closer to each other, the butterfly (society) will be aware of their relationship. Also, I found this on a website:
“The butterfly can also represent transition and freedom as well as peace. The native Americans believe that if you tell a secret to a butterfly it is ever safe in there keeping, given that a butterfly can not speak.” (x)
I used bold in Larry related parts.
In conclusion, Harry wants to be free but he can’t reveal the secret that is his relationship with Louis.
I know he doesn’t have eyes on his butterfly tattoo but I don’t think that changes much. His handshake tattoo can also symbolize equal love
Either way it’s about Larry bye