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.
Artist Francois S W Simpson inking a Ladybug Tattoo for a very patient customer.