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Ladybug Tattoos And Ladybug Tattoo Meanings-Ladybug Tattoo Designs And Ladybug Tattoo Ideas

Updated on October 24, 2013
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

Lady Bug Tattoos

One cute tattoo that many find interest in is the ladybug tattoo. Although ladybug tattoos are not considered to be mainstream, they are quite popular among women. Just like all animal tattoos, the ladybug tattoo represents traits and attributes of the ladybug. Due to this, the ladybug tattoo can represent freedom and fragility. Ladybug tattoo designs can include a variety of different symbols and elements, such as flowers or dragonflies. Since the ladybug tattoo is designed in various sizes, it can nearly be tattooed anywhere on the body.

In this article, we will discuss ladybug tattoos and ladybug tattoo designs. We will also review ladybug tattoo meanings and you will have the opportunity to view a variety of ladybug tattoo designs. In the end, we hope that you are able to find ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo

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Ladybug Tattoo Designs

The ladybug tattoo is a great choice for woman who want to get a cute tattoo design. The ladybug has been a longtime symbol of good fortune and good luck. The ladybug is one of dozens that are considered to be a good luck tattoo symbol. The ladybug is a very symbolic symbol to a variety of different cultures all across the world. This makes it a very popular tattoo choice among women.

The ladybug has been a part of many superstitions. In fact, there is a variety of myths surrounding the ladybug. Some people believe that if a ladybug landed on you, it would bring you good luck. If a newly married woman has a ladybug land on her, the number of dots on the ladybug will determine how many children she will have. If you ever kill a ladybug, it is considered bad luck. If a ladybug lands on your hand, it is a sign of good weather coming in. If a ladybug lands on the sick, they would get better. These are just a few of the many myths concerning the ladybug.

The ladybug is also associated with Christianity and Virgin Mary. There was a bad plague of crop eating insects back during the middle ages in Europe and nearly every crop was destroyed. The citizens began to pray to the Virgin Mary. Soon after, ladybugs began to show up and they killed all the crop-eating insects that wreaked havoc on their farms. This event actually earned them the name "The Beetles of Our Lady". They later became known as "Ladybugs".Christian tattoos can portray ladybugs with other Christian symbols and elements.

The history of the ladybug goes beyond all the myths and legends. According to the Chinese, the ladybug is considered to be auspicious and good luck. Many different cultures around the globe believe the ladybug represents good luck. As you already read, the ladybug is associated with the Virgin Mary in Christianity. In Asian cultures, the ladybug is a sign that true love will find you. The number of spots represents the months that one will have to wait. Due to these specific associations, ladybugs can be portrayed within Asian tattoos.

Another great feature about the ladybug tattoo that makes it such a popular tattoo design is the size. Many women are afraid to get a tattoo, especially large tattoo designs. The ladybug tattoo design is usually small and can be done quickly and without much pain. Another reason that it is so popular is because it can nearly be placed anywhere on the body. The ladybug tattoo can be placed in a variety of different places. Some women feel like the ladybug tattoo is a great sexy tattoo choice and usually place them on the hips or groin area. Other popular areas can be the ankles, behind the ears, lower back, and the shoulders. For women, the ladybug with detailed art could work for a beautiful lower back tattoo design.

Ladybug Tattoo Designs


Ladybug Tattoo Meanings-Ladybug Tattoo Ideas

The ladybug tattoo is very symbolic and holds many positive meanings as a tattoo. The ladybug is well known in a variety of different cultures and it is a popular tattoo choice for woman around the world. Due to all the positive associations of the ladybug, it is no wonder that the ladybug is a top tattoo design. Here are the meanings of the ladybug tattoo.

  • Love
  • Passion
  • Hope
  • Friendship
  • Good Luck
  • Protection
  • Wellness
  • Energetic
  • Good Fortune
  • Happiness
  • Loyalty
  • Joy

The most common meanings of the ladybug tattoo is "good luck". More then likely, this is because all of the historical legends and myths that portray the ladybug as a symbol of good luck. Ladybug tattoos are often associated with other good luck symbols, such as the four leaf clover. You may want to have a little bit of good luck on your side all the time and the ladybug tattoo is a great choice for that reason.

Two more popular meanings for the ladybug tattoo is "love" and "friendship". Woman that are best friends may choose to get matching ladybug tattoos to symbolize their friendship. They could also get a tattoo design that is a half tattoo design, one half design for one friend and the other half for the other lady. You might want to consider putting your names in the tattoo design, which is common with the ladybug tattoo. This also is a great tattoo design for partners or couples to get. For those wanting to represent their love for one another, such designs may include two ladybugs, hearts, or names. If your a girl, name tattoo designs with ladybugs or flowers are a great idea. Flower tattoo designs commonly portray animals and insects, such as the ladybug and butterfly.

Another great thing about the ladybug tattoo is that it can be placed with a bunch of different symbols and designs. The ladybug can be associated with clovers, butterflies, hearts, dragonflies, water, flowers, frogs, vines, fairies, rainbows, grass, and birds. The great thing about the ladybug tattoo is that it gives you a lot of options to consider. There are a large amount of ladybug tattoo designs available. Make sure you take your time and look over as much ladybug designs as you can.

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    • newbizmau profile image

      Maurice Glaude 

      2 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I didn't know there were so many other meanings. I only knew that the ladybug was a good luck symbol. My aunt wears ladybug jewelry to the casino. She's always said ladybugs were lucky for her.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      Jenni, thanks for taking the time to drop by. So cool! That is a great idea, although I am a Bengal fan; LOL still a great idea. I am glad you left a comment because this shows how you can think outside the box and come up with a creative way to display your tattoo. Awesome!

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      8 years ago

      I have a ladybug tattoo on the back of my neck!! I got it for my daughter because that's her nickname but instead of it being red and black mine is black and yellow because my family is HUGE Pittsburgh fans!! I personally think a neck tat

    • thelyricwriter profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Ricky Hale 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      *Writer20, always good to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to come by.

      *Bobbi, thanks for dropping by. I agree. I believe ladybugs are a great choice for women.

      *Learner, thanks do much for your time, comment, and many votes. Much appreciated and glad you liked it.

      *AE, always great to see you. Such a great cute tattoo. Perfect for the ladies.

      *Gypsy, always much appreciated to see you. I remember seeing thousands upon thousands, like a nest was close by. This was in the 90s. Not much since.

      *MM, always good to have you drop by Lesley. Thanks for the link. Glad you liked them. Take care.

      *Frank, you hit me in the heart pal. Probably not as much as I do your

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      where do you get these articles.. I'm loving them Bru...

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      I have never seen a ladybug tattoo before, now these are cute!

      I will link this to my ladybird hub.

      Voting up interesting/awesome

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Now ladybugs are something I can relate to. I don't know what their draw really is but I have found myself sitting in the summer sun and watching a ladybug crawl up my hand until it flew away.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      These are adorable. I have a Lady Bug toe ring....

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      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      If i will ever get a tattoo i will get a ladybug one.This is sooooo cute.You have done a great job again the lyricwriter with both the information and the pictures of ladybug tattoos.

      My vote up,interesting,beautiful and awesome !!!

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      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      8 years ago from Florida

      I loved the three ladybugs on the foot, they are so cute.

      Your hubs are so informative--and I am not a tattoo person, but I might be. I voted up, awesome and beautiful.

      Your Hub Friend,


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      Joyce Haragsim 

      8 years ago from Southern Nevada

      The ladybugs look cute on skin Ahhhh. Vote up and interesting.


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