These close cousins of wasps and bees play an important role in the history of mankind. From the cluttered and fertile soils of the Amazon jungle to the frozen plains of Antarctica, they have colonized almost a square centimeter of earth on the planet, traveling with humans.
The first farmers used them as biological control insects and vermin, to protect their crops. In South Africa, they are used to harvest the leaves of Rooibos (tea). They are also very important at the medical level. With their detachable mandibles, warrior ants create perfect surgical sutures in some indigenous tribes. Ants have also opened a path at the technological level. A science called biomimetic analyzes the structures and behavior of insects to create better mechanical structures.
Ants also have their place in religious beliefs. In the Bible, there are many parables illustrating the noble characteristics of the obedient and hard workerwhile in the Koran there is a story about how an ant prevents its colony from sheltering from the devastating feet of King Solomon's army. Some native peoples of North America think that they were the first creatures to exist after the creation of the world whereas in Africa, these busy insects are considered as the messengers of the gods.
Meaning of ant tattoos drawings
These little ever-busy creatures are known around the world as the emblems of:
- Work and perseverance
- Organization and discipline
- Teamwork and unity
Variations of ants tattoos drawings
Each tribal motif contains spiritual and cultural meanings for the indigenous peoples from whom this particular motif originates. Tattoos and tribal marks were the domain of the tribal elders, but with the advent of travel around the world, many sacred symbols began to occupy a common place in tattoo designs. In general, the tribal ant tattoos are a good way to evoke the animal's energy and spiritual power and to express your respect for both the tribal culture and the noble qualities of this little insect.
Artists work hard to bring out the best possible traits of ants in cartoons or animated films and these tattoos give off an air of innocence and childish frivolity.