40 Gorgeous Insect Tattoos
Insect tattoos have become increasingly popular over the years. The graphic trend & growth of 3D tattoos are great parts of the enthusiasm.
But don't be afraid: no scary bugs in this article, the point is not to give you the creeps but to celebrate those animals that are playing a vital role in nature.
Let's start with the bees. They are an indispensable stage in our food chain and the future of the planet. In some cultures, they even are the symbol of the human soul. They are often inked for their link to sweetness, as they create honey, but also family, loyalty, hard work and protection. And of course, they are beautiful.
Other nice insects are the ladybug, a lucky charm, ants, beetles (an important symbol in Ancient Egypt), butterflies, grasshoppers, the feminine and graceful dragonfly, the male and sexy scorpion and the Asian culture's favorite: the praying mantis. This last insect is not very common among the tattoo culture, but starts to get some fans. It is a very "zen" animal: peaceful, patient and wise. It doesn't make a move without thinking about it and is sure it is the best thing. A very strong meaning for a tattoo.
Less likable, the spiders, flies, wasps, and mosquitoes are more popular designs, especially in new school. Yes, they are creepy, but also rad tattoos!
With their complex anatomy and sometimes beautiful colors and textures, insects are making great statement tattoos, good for small pieces or part of a sleeve. Their shapes fit every part of the body and they are indeed eye-catching. So, if you want some idea for a small tattoo and at the same time something bold and beautiful for celebrating the Nature, take a look at these 40 harmless and great insect tattoos, we promise that they won't bite! ;)