30+ Ladybug Tattoos That Artfully Capture the Spirit of Resilience and Change

Ladybugs are often seen as a sign of good luck and prosperity. Their red and black spotted shells have an association with luck in many cultures. As a tattoo, ladybugs can represent the ideas of renewal, growth, and resilience. The ladybug’s transition from larvae to fully-formed bug mirrors themes of transformation and reaching our highest potential.

Ladybug tattoos are often placed in visible spots like the wrist, shoulder, or ankle. Their bright colors and intricate spots make them an excellent choice to show off. Small ladybug tattoos can start around $50-100 for simple black line work. Larger, more detailed ladybug tattoos with color can cost upwards of $200 or more. The pricing really depends on the level of detail and whether you want black and gray shading or vibrant colors.

Now let’s look at 30 beautiful ladybug tattoo designs and ideas for inspiration! From realistic drawings to Simple outlines, colors or black and gray, and small or large sizes, there are many artistic ways to depict this lucky charm on your skin…

1. Ladybug On Dandelion


This simple tattoo above your elbow is a unique way to get noticed beautifully. A small flower and a ladybug on it leave an impression of tenderness, beauty and elegance of feminine energy.

2. Three Ladybugs


If you are tired of seeing the names of family members tattooed, but still want to have something related to your loved ones on your body, this tattoo is a good example of how you can carry your loved ones with you forever – in the form of ladybugs that can represent one a member of your family. The best place for such a tattoo is your arm, so you will always have a view of your family members and remember them fondly, even when you are not together.

3. Hearted ladybug


A small ladybug tattoo on your shoulder will make you feel like luck is following you – just because the ladybug “landed” right on your shoulder. Luck has visited you, hasn’t it?

4. Ladybug On Your Wrist


In some countries, red color is believed to mean strength. But have you considered a bright red ladybug as your tattoo? Is there anything better than happiness accompanied by strength, which you can show with your tattoo near you wrist? You’ll get noticed, and people are likely to like what they see, especially with such strong meaning and belief.

5. Ladybug On Thigh


Women struggle with their insecurities throughout their lives, and we’re sure some of those insecurities are your legs, or more specifically, your thighs. We believe that everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way and that everybody is beautiful, but why not add a little sparkle to the look of your legs? A tattoo of a ladybug landing on blooming flowers is a wonderful way to express your blooming beauty every time of the year, every day.

6. Heart-shape Ladybug


Red – the color of love. The heart is the organ that feels love. Ladybug drawn with red hearts – full hit. If you have a lover whom you love very much, and you don’t want to tattoo his name, date of birth or even his image, a ladybug is the right way to always have your lover with you in your own creative and special way, even on days when he is not near you. Let the red hearts of these ladybugs keep you warm all day long when you’re lonely while your lover is away.

7. Matching Tattoos


You are looking for a cute tattoo to get with your lover? These two cute ladybugs can be a real example of how you can always have a connection with your loved one simply and beautifully.

8. Clover Ladybug


If you want double luck – tattoo a clover on which the fourth leaf will be made in the style of a ladybug. If you do that – believe that luck will follow you. Why get a simple clover tattoo when you can do it in a much more creative and unique way?

9. Little Ladybug


If you don’t like to tattoo your body too much but still want to have a small tattoo, let this ladybug be your inspiration. The ankle is an ideal place to get this cute little tattoo and remain inconspicuous to avoid further questions about the tattoo.

10. Matching Besties


Want to always have a reminder of your best friend? If your best friend is moving far away for work, college or love life, this is the perfect way to connect forever. The same ladybug tattoos on your shoulders will always be a sign that your best friend is there. When you look over your shoulder and see a ladybug, remember how your friend used to rest his head there while you had deep conversations and comforted each other in bad times. You will carry your friend with you forever, until your next encounter.

11. Ladybug On Collarbone


I once read in a book that the collarbone is a beautiful place where your lover often leaves his kisses. Why not mark it with a small tattoo? This image can serve as inspiration for that because the path that a ladybug makes in the shape of a heart can be a wonderful way to mark your collarbone – like the path of your lover’s kisses.

12. Baby Ladybug


Have you recently become a mother? It is common knowledge that time passes too quickly and that our babies grow quickly, so we have very little time to enjoy their first years. If you would like to keep a picture of your baby with you forever, this tattoo is an ideal example of how you can do it. Why not always keep your baby ladybug on your arm, as a reminder of the most beautiful period of your life?

13. Circle Ladybugs


Just like the moon, we humans go through various phases that cycle throughout life. Why don’t we represent those phases with the circling of a ladybug instead of the moon? Let this be a good example of how you can do it creatively. Let ladybugs be your stages that cycle through life, always making us better people and always teaching us something new.

14. Ladybug Leaves


POV: someone came into your life suddenly, like a ladybug suddenly landing on a leaf. Why not present it in the form of a tattoo, which will remind you of it as soon as you look at it?

15. Green Ladybug


If you are tired of the usual red ladybug display, you can make it different and more interesting. The green ladybug is a prime example of that. A green ladybird in real life is a very rare phenomenon and almost no one ever sees it, except in special conditions of temperature and time zone. If you think you are a rare person – then this rare ladybug is for you. Make yourself even more special by getting a different-colored ladybug tattoo.

16. Ladybug Waves


Life often throws us into an ocean of problems in which we must learn to swim. If you are one of those who successfully learned to swim – this tattoo can express your strength and your ability. Remember, you now control and rule the waves of your life, just like this ladybug!

17. Ladybug Dandelion 


Sometimes in life, we need a straw of salvation. The straw of salvation can be our faith, a person or ourselves. Let this tattoo be your inspiration to tattoo your lifeline in the shape of a blown dandelion that a ladybug is holding on to.

18. Blue Ladybug


Blue ladybugs, like green ones, are rare. Why not show your rarity with another ladybug tattoo in a different color?

19. Red Lined Ladybug


If you like simplicity, this red ladybug is the right choice for you. A simple red line in the shape of a ladybug is a nice way to mark your skin with a small tattoo that will get noticed. Simplicity is beautiful.

20. Ladybug Invasion 


Great photo for ladybug lovers! The joints of the arms and legs are ideal places for tiny tattoos like these. This is a little place for a ladybug to ”invade” your body.

21. Ladybug For Your Mom 


It is very common among mothers that they do not like to see tattoos on their children’s bodies, but if your mother is your happiness and refuge, a small ladybug tattoo next to the inscription “mom” is the ideal thing for you and there is a high probability that your mother will like it and love your little token of appreciation.

22. Ladybug In Flowers


If you’re a fan of the flowers you’ve previously tattooed on your body and want to decorate it with some small details, little ladybugs are a great way to do it. They are not so noticeable, but they are an ideal addition to your tattoo because flowers are the natural habitat of the ladybug.

23. Ladybug Racoon 


An unusual form of ladybug – raccoon ladybug. This cute raccoon can be your real hit if you don’t want regular ladybugs on your body.

24. Framed Ladybug


The ladybug represents optimism, happiness, and youth in the soul. No matter how old you are, a ladybug can be your inner peace and self.

25. Hand Tattoo


Let’s get back to some casual tattooing. A classic ladybug on a hand, why not? It can blend well with other tattoos if you have them. Break away from the monotony of black and white tattoos and get this beautiful red ladybug tattooed on your hand.

26. Forearm tattoo


Recently, it is becoming more and more common to meet a person with a ladybug tattoo. From ancient times, in all nations, the ladybug was considered a blessing. Such a small tattoo, like this one, can be hidden from prying eyes and is a real decoration.

27. Ladybugs


Since the ladybug is considered a true blessing and if you are religious, this tattoo can be a wonderful addition to one of your bible quote tattoos or other religious books.

28. Jewelry ladybug


The diamond ladybug is an eye-catching tattoo with which you won’t be able to avoid the prying eyes of people.

29. Black ladybug


Ladybug is the sun. A tattoo with the image of a ladybug symbolizes freedom from darkness, lies and all dark things.

30. Smiling ladybug


Ladybugs can also attract love into life, according to folk beliefs. It is said that the owners of this tattoo will soon find their soul mate and will be happy in love. This smiling ladybug can double the happiness in your life, just because of her smile. 😉

31. Black lined tattoo 


And for those who are already in a relationship, the ladybug will bring harmony, understanding and sincerity. Therefore, this tattoo can remind a person every day how important it is to appreciate what he has in life and take care not to lose it.

A ladybug tattoo is a versatile choice that can be simple or elaborate in design. The ladybug represents good luck, prosperity, and personal growth. With so many artistic options, you can pick a style that fits your tastes. A ladybug tattoo in any form will remind you to embrace life’s transformations and the bright future ahead. This lucky charm makes for an uplifting and meaningful tattoo.

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Soheil Khaledi

I've been a tattoo artist for over 13 years, working in 35 states and abroad. My art is prominent in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. I also tattoo on military bases in foreign countries. I share my inspirations on my blog.

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