A hornet is one of the larger insects and may reach up to 2.2 inches in length. It is thought that hornets are most likely to be found in the Northern Hemisphere. This insect has one of the most painful stings that can be found and you may want to avoid getting too close to a hornet. However, the sting is typically not a fatal one, unless you’re allergic to this insect. A hornet tattoo is a symbol of nature for most people and could even mean pain for some because of the sting it can give to others. It’s common for both men and women to get a tattoo design of this type if either are lovers of nature. This tattoo design can make a beautiful and colorful tattoo when done by a professional tattoo artist.