Ladybug Symbolism

Symbolic Ladybug

Lady Bug Meanings: Protection, Happiness, Luck, Love, Friendship, Good deeds done

In Christian symbolism the ladybug is often associated with the Virgin Mary. This connection comes about from the ladybug's protection of plants.

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

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

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.