In recent decades insects such as butterflies, Ladybugs and dragonflies have been a favorite with many female tattoo enthusiasts however guys seem to go for more scary insect images such spiders, scorpions and even flies. However if you want to use an insect image that comes somewhere in between the two then you could do no worse than the highly symbolic ant tattoo. While some choose tattoo designs of this nature because they find the insect makes a beautiful body art image – a butterfly being a prime example here – many opt for them because they have an interest or find them fascinating and spiders are popular with many for this reason. On the other hand, many can relate to the character traits associated with the insect or select the design because of the specific meaning it expresses or simply because they can relate to it. Many also opt for this kind of image because it has attributes they aspire too and also as an alternative to the more traditional animal symbolism presented by more traditionally used images like big cats.

Love them or loathe them, there is a lot to be admired and respected about ants, especially given their tiny size and diminutive appearance. All over the world, ants are associated with hard work and great strength so if you are fascinated by their abilities or simply feel you are a human version then an ant tattoo could be perfect for you. Selfless ants seem programmed to do their duty without any regard for their own prosperity or welfare, working together in harmony for the greater good of the colony and for the betterment of their society. They are committed, faithful and unstoppable in their labors, attributes that many humans could learn from. In general they are regarded as harmless and in body art are often depicted as cute cartoon-style characters however there are some extremely aggressive species which bite and can even kill large animals or human beings.

Due to their small size in nature, an ant tattoo is generally depicted on a smaller area of skin however there are some larger designs which are not only intricately detailed but also look incredibly realistic. A skilled tattoo artist with the relevant artistic talent will have the ability to illustrate ants on the skin so they appear to be crawling across the human back, shoulder or chest. I have even seen some designs of this nature which has several in a circle appearing to crawl around the eye for rather freaky but definitely distinctive take on this image. Red ants in particular make particularly eye-catching body art designs due to their unusual coloring however like more tattoo designs you can let your imagination run will and use any color of ink you desire.

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