Dreamcatcher Tattoo Designs, Ideas and Pictures
A dreamcatcher consists of a woven net and a loop. This is decorated by attaching feathers, beads, stones, and other things from the loop. The dreamcatcher comes from Native American culture, and used to ward of bad dreams. Dreamcatcher tattoo designs are full of meaning and symbolism. A dreamcatcher stands for protection, acting as a talisman against harm and evil.
Today, dreamcatchers are used mostly as a decoration. Dreamcatchers were first used by the Chippewa or Anishinabe Native Americans. They believed that a spider woman would visit newborn babies and spin a protective web around the baby’s cradle, ensuring that the baby would only have good dreams. Eventually, this Native American tribe became nomadic, and they feared the spider woman would not be able to find them. So they created dreamcatchers as a replacement for wiping out nightmares.
These early dreamcatchers were not very decorative. The believed the woven net caught bad dreams like a spider’s web catches prey. This protective charm soon caught on to other Native American tribes.
Dreamcatcher tattoo designs are very popular today. For men, they are a popular choice for an arm tattoo. Women may choose a smaller version on their shoulder or back. Dreamcatchers are ideal to match with other tattoos, such as beads, eagles, flowers, wolves, and the sun. They can be used in a larger Native American landscape scene.
Like with many other Native American symbols, make sure you fully understand its meaning and history before inking a dreamcatcher tattoo design onto your body.
If you are seriously considering getting a tattoo, we suggest you take a look at a site such as Chopper Tattoo. They have the largest selection of high quality, award winning tattoo designs that you can print out and bring to your local tattoo artist. Here is a small gallery of pictures of dreamcatcher tattoo designs:
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