Megan Fox Tattoos Meanings: Megan Fox has a “We Will All Laugh at Gilded Butterflies” Tattoo on her back with deep meanings.
“We Will All Laugh at Gilded Butterflies” in fact comes from Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” King Lear has 3 daughters: Regan and Goneriel and a pretty daughter Cordelia. Cordelia once angered the King Lear but only when King Lear and Cordelia were sent to prison and King Lear became blind at that time, did he realized Cordelia was honest to him from the begining while his other daughters betrayed him for sake of his fortune.
“We Will All Laugh at Gilded Butterflies” was within the quote when King Lear said to his daugher Cordelia and he expresses his feeling to persue a more simple life with her.
No, no, no, no! Come, let’s away to prison.
We two alone will sing like birds i’ th’ cage.
When thou dost ask me blessing, I’ll kneel down
And ask of thee forgiveness. So we’ll live,
And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh
At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues
Talk of court news; and we’ll talk with them too-
Who loses and who wins; who’s in, who’s out-
And take upon ‘s the mystery of things,
As if we were God’s spies; and we’ll wear out,
In a wall’d prison, packs and sects of great ones
That ebb and flow by th’ moon.
–King Lear, Act V, Scene 3
The “Gilded butterflies” means overly fancy like a courtier that stands for his other 2 avaricious daughters, that more persue of wealth and fame, beauty, rather than their true heart. On the other hand, because the butterflies can’t fly, it also means fame and wealth destroyed their true nature.