This is a very realistic representation of a ladybug. This small tattoo has almost a three dimensional aspect to it. And it’s so lifelike it looks like it’s going to jump right out at you. But, why would someone get a small tattoo of a ladybug tattooed on them? Well, it might be because this small tattoo looks good but it also may be because of the ladybugs symbolic meaning. Cultures all over the world associate the fabled Ladybug with Good Luck and Good Fortune. For the English and French farmers it indicates good weather. In Sweden and other countries the Ladybug will bring Good Luck with finding your true love. It’s also believed that a Ladybug landing on a person will bring Good Fortune, and if one lands on you when you are ill, it takes the illness away. If a ladybug lands on the hand of a recently married woman the number of dots on its back is the number of children she will have. And considering the beautiful and docile nature of the ladybug, it’s a really good small tattoo to get inked into your skin. Especially on members of the fairer gender.
Here are two different small tattoos that have similar meanings. The small tattoo on the left is of baby footprints. This small tattoo design is symbolic of the number of children this person has. See the names of the children next to the foot prints? This small tattoo is clearing celebrating the birth of this person’s children. The tattoo on the right has three brightly colored lizards, again with the names of children next to them. Now, if I didn’t know for a fact that this too was a small tattoo commemorating the birth of the person’s children, I would assume that it had a different meaning. Different cultures regard lizard tattoos with varying symbolism. Native Americans, for example, associate lizards with dreams; therefore, those with lizard tattoos could be seen as dreamers or individuals who can interpret dreams. The Romans would have viewed lizard tattoos as symbols of rebirth and resurrection due to their belief that lizards hibernated. But, since this tattoo clearly celebrates three births, we will leave the lizard symbolism alone. Now, if your looking for a small tattoo that commemorates your children then don’t just confine yourself to these designs. Stars, moons, roses or even ants could be used in the same way.
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