Symbolic Ladybug Meanings
for Tattoo Ideas

ladybug tattoo meaning

Ladybug Tattoo Ideas

Ladybugs have tremendous symbolism from cultures all across the world. That makes them a brilliant subject for a tattoo. Here are some tattoo ideas revolving around ladybug meaning and symbolism. Enjoy!

In Christian symbolism the ladybug is often associated with the Virgin Mary. This connection comes about from the ladybug's protection of plants (it's a natural voracious consumer of pests in the garden).

In Chinese symbolism the ladybug is very auspicious and considered very good luck. Asian lore indicates if a ladybug lands on your clothing, your true love is sure to come to call. The number of spots on the ladybug is an indication of how many months will pass until you meet your true love.

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Symbolic Ladybug Meanings

  • Luck
  • Love
  • Happiness
  • Friendship
  • Protection
  • Good deeds done

The ladybug is a common symbol of friendship because it is a natural helper in gardens, and works in harmony with nature (and gardeners).

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There are several superstitions around ladybugs that enhance the meaning of ladybug tattoos:

  • Finding a ladybug is very good luck and is a sign of good fortune coming your way.

  • Killing a lady bug is (obviously) back luck.

  • Number of spots on a ladybug is suppose to tell how many years of good fortune you will have.

  • A ladybug landing on your hand is a sign of good weather coming.

As ladybugs are commonly red in color, this is symbolic of vitality, love, passion, heat and energy.

If you liked this post about ladybug tattoo ideas, check the links at the end of this page for more relevant information on ladybug symbolism and more to round out your research.

An Important Note About Signs, Symbols and Their Meanings

Signs and symbols cultivate their meanings according to culture, context, passage of time in society as well as mass societal opinion. What's cool and highly important is that signs and symbols earn their most powerful meanings from our own personal perspectives.

This website strives to provide you with the best, time-honored information when defining signs and symbols. However, in the final analysis, "Beauty (and symbolism) is in the eye of the beholder."

Having said that, it's in our best interest to invest the time to do personal research on symbolic events happening to us. This website is just one perspective in an ocean of variety and diversity in the realm of symbolism. So dive in! There is a whole universe of deeper meanings to explore! You can start your research by clicking on the links at the end or to the side of this page. Odds are good I've got a follow-up article about this symbolic topic. ;)

As always, thanks for your willingness to learn more about the language of symbolism. It's a language that is universal and everywhere. It's super-groovy to travel with you on your symbolic path, and maybe offer a little translation along the way. Thanks for reading and exploring!


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