The ants are insects of the family Formicidae, found everywhere in the world except at the poles. They are known to be a symbol of social life and teamwork. The insects' high degree of organization is something biological, known as eusociality, also found among beeswasps, termites, etc. This characteristic unites hierarchy, cooperativism, and division of tasks.

Besides the symbolism of society and team spirit, they are also associated with fertility, since a queen ant can bring into the world more than 300 new ants per week, depending on the species. There is a study that says that the weight of all the ants on earth exceeds the weight of all mankind.

There are different symbologies in some cultures around the world: in Buddhism, it represents excessive attachment to material goods; among the Jews, it represents honesty and cooperation; in India, it is considered something that has little importance individually and great importance together; in Hinduism, it symbolizes the importance of life in society; in Africa, it symbolizes proliferation and fertility.

The spiritual meaning of the ant is associated with energetic imbalance within the home or in the person themselves. The animals can represent envy, the evil eye, and personal dissatisfaction.


Meaning of Ant Tattoo:

  • Cooperation
  • Hard Work
  • Planning
  • Community Life
  • Persistence
  • Perseverance
  • Fertility
  • Proliferation
  • Discontent
  • Imbalance
  • Negative Energies
  • Transformations
  • Relentless


Here are some ant tattoo images:

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