A dragonfly tattoo is often chosen as a symbol of transformation and change. The dragonfly, associated with the element of water, is representative of the journey that life can take us on. This meaning can be personal and individual; it could represent a life changing experience, a move to a new home, or a time of personal growth. Often, people who have gone through hard times and have managed to come out on the other side will choose this tattoo to symbolize their strength and resilience. Other interpretations include the dragonfly’s ability to hover and fly in any direction, suggesting the freedom that comes from being able to make a choice, and the ability to change the course of one’s life.