Just a few months ago, I tattooed this very nice lady that had stage four cancer and she was going through her bucket list. She wanted to get a lady bug tattoo and I was all for it! We ended up tattooing a quartet of ladybugs, since she was in the choir. I also tattooed her daughter- a ladybug with mom in it and her birth year.
It makes me think of my own mortality. The impermanence of everything.