Great Dreamcatcher Tattoos For Men And Women; Native American Tattoos And Meanings

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Dreamcatcher Tattoos



Dreamcatcher tattoos are a very popular tattoo symbol. Dreamcatcher tattoos are designed in several different variations and styles. The dreamcatcher is one of the most popular symbols of Native Americans. The dreamcatcher tattoo is popular and worn by all walks of life. Due to the colorful and unique design of the dreamcatcher tattoo, it has became a popular and well known design in the tattoo world. The dreamcatcher tattoo has no set pattern and it can come in a large variety of different designs. This is one of the main reasons that the dreamcatcher tattoo is so popular among men and women.






Dreamcatcher tattoos provide both the artist and wearer several design options. Dreamcatcher tattoos can be designed with many different symbols and elements. In all honesty, there are many things you can choose from when you are considering your design. Most dreamcatcher designs have a loop with a web centered inside the loop. Feathers, beads, arrowheads, stones, crystals, and jewelry are also used to decorate the dreamcather. Although the web design in the hoop is the most popular style, animals are also used in many dreamcatcher tattoo designs. Horses, hawks, bison, and huskies have all been used in dreamcatcher tattoos.






The dreamcatcher is believed to originate from the Anishinabe. It is believed that they were one of the first native tribes to create the dreamcatcher. The Anishinabe were also called the Chippewa and Ojibwa. The Chippewa lived in America and the Ojibwa lived in Canada. The Anishinabe believed that the dreamcatcher had mystical powers. The tribe believed that "Spider Woman" would travel and visit the cradles of all newborns. She had the power to weave her magical web which would give the infants protection from everything that was bad. The tribe eventually expanded and Spider Woman began to have trouble getting to all the infants. Once she was not able to travel to all babies, the women of the tribe began to weave dreamcatchers for the infants. In certain tribes, the web of the dreamcatcher has eight points. These tribes associate the eight points to the eight legs of Spider Woman. The Anishinabe created colorful dreamcatchers that would catch the eye of the infant and help them sleep. It was also thought that the dreamcatcher would protect the babies from bad dreams, which is the most well known meaning of the dreamcatcher in modern day.











As I said before, the dreamcatcher tattoo is unique, beautiful, and very colorful. If you prefer to have an eyecatching design, the dreamcatcher may be for you. Of course, before you choose a tattoo design, you always want to make sure you know the complete meaning of the design. To Native Americans, the dreamcatcher can be a symbol of their culture and heritage. They wear this symbol as a tattoo with rich tradition and pride. There is a large percentage of Americans that have the Native American bloodline. Whether it is 1/2 or 1/16, you may want to represent your traditional tribe with a dreamcatcher tattoo. For anyone that chooses tattoos of dreamcatchers, the dreamcatcher design brings many opportunities. There are so many different ways that the dreamcatcher tattoo can be designed. There are also a wide range of animals and items that you can use in the dreamcatcher as well.


The tattoo on the right is the perfect dreamcatcher tattoo to use as a first example. As far as the design goes in this tattoo, it is a basic dreamcatcher. It appears to be around six inches long and two or three inches wide. There are two feathers on the dreamcatcher and it is a well drawn tattoo. Most of the tattoo is done in traditional ink. The detail in the feather is done very good and you can see the loop and weave. There is no web in the center of the loop and the weave is on the outside. It appears that there is a bear paw print in the center of the loop. Compared to most dreamcatcher tattoos, it is a basic design but done very well. Even though it appears as a simple design, the colored beads on the dreamcatcher tattoo design makes it an eye catching tattoo. The color choice for the five beads is perfect. Although dreamcatcher tattoos are usually very colorful, this shows you how one can be colorful with just adding a small amount of color to the overall design. This is just one example of how you can be creative with tattoos of dreamcatcher tattoo designs. It shows that all dreamcatcher tattoos are not large and they don't have to be overwhelmed with color and design.


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The tattoo on the right is another example of how someone can be creative with the design of the dreamcatcher tattoo. Traditional dreamcatcher tattoos have a round loop, but on this design, you can clearly see that it is a heart design. This tattoo has the traditional feathers and beads, but you can also see that the tattoo artist has added flowers to the tattoo. Dreamcatcher tattoos can be fun to design and it gives you the opportunity to be creative. There are not many other tattoo designs that give you as much freedom as the dreamcatcher design. With all the different things you can do to this particular style, it is no wonder that they are so popular.

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Dreamcatcher Tattoo Meanings And Designs


Dreamcatcher tattoo meanings symbolize many different things. Meanings of the dreamcatcher tattoo can represent protection and safety. Some people that choose to get this design feel like that the dreamcatcher will defer anything that is bad. For many of us in America, dreamcatchers have always been associated with protection from bad dreams. There are many people that believe the dreamcatcher has supernatural powers and they honestly believe that the dreamcatcher protects them from bad dreams and bad omens.












Dreamcatcher tattoo meanings also represent the Native American culture and heritage. The dreamcatcher tattoo is very symbolic to all Native Indians that wear the proud symbol. Although many people do choose this tattoo for symbolic purposes, others choose to get this tattoo because of the beautiful designs and colors. I know a few different people choose the dreamcatcher tattoo to show mutual respect for the Native American culture. I know others that choose the dreamcatcher design because their love of animals that are associated with Native Americans, such as the wolf, bison, hawk, and horse. Although the tattoo on the right is not an example of that, it gives you an idea of what a horse lover may choose as a tattoo. I am pretty sure that this is a Native American tattoo because of the native riding the horse. Even so, it gives you an idea and what someone may choose for a design.




I believe this tattoo is a great example of a colorful eye catching design. You really don't see many dreamcatcher tattoos done on the top of the foot. The tattoo is very colorful and it is in a unique location on the body. This is an example of how you can be creative with the dreamcatcher design.





The dreamcatcher tattoo design on the right is another example of how colorful and unique the dreamcatcher design can be. If you choose to go with the dreamcatcher design, it presents a ton of different options you can choose from. Due to the variety of different items and animals you can associate with the dreamcatcher, you should be able to be creative if you are designing your own tattoo or trying to come up with an idea for this particular tattoo.

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Before Your Dreamcatcher Tattoo

Before you decide to choose your dreamcatcher tattoo design and style, there are some important thing to consider. Just as the dreamcatcher tattoo, most tattoos have symbolic meanings. Before you choose a tattoo, you need to make sure that you know all the meanings of the tattoo design. You don't want to choose a tattoo design and not know the meaning. Make sure you research your design and fully understand what it stands for. Although some tattoos can be removed, others can't. You don't want to get a tattoo without knowing what it stands for. If you know what your tattoo represents, you won't ever have to come to this point.






When you are choosing your dreamcatcher tattoo design or any other tattoo, you want to make sure you do your research as well. Your best bet is to look at all the different styles and designs that are available. Don't rush into a tattoo. Do your research. If you put the time in to research all of your options, I promise you, the outcome of your tattoo will be much better then if you hadn't put the research in. There may be a few different styles and designs that you were not aware of or familiar with. There are many different styles and thousands of different designs to choose from. Take your time and do your research. The tattoo you choose will be on you for the rest of your life. Remember that.






Dreamcatcher tattoos are a popular tattoo symbol among both men and women. Dreamcatcher tattoo designs can also hold symbolic value to the wearer. Even so, you may feel that the dreamcatcher tattoo is not for you. If so, please take the time to view more tattoos designs in the links below. We always appreciate your visits and if you have any comments, suggestions, or questions, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you for your time and if you enjoyed our article, please take the time to share it with others. Thanks and be sure to view all our tattoo articles!

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Ricky, the history of the dreamcatcher is fascinating.

These designs are so colourful, the details in the feathers are quite exquisite!

Thank you for sharing another fantastic hub, you put so much work into your articles! voting up and awesome.


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

As a creator of dream catchers, I found these designs to be quite interesting. I would offer that dream catcher tattoos should only be applied during the waxing moon and not the waning moon. When the moon is increasing in size the web absorbs more of the moon's dream power.

It is true that traditional dreamcatchers are supposed to have 8 anchors to represent the spider, but their webs actually contain any number of anchor points so it is not a strict requirement. The web itself is a reminder of the spider spirit.

Great tattoo photos!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I really like that third one and also the one with pink roses. You really did your research on this one. I learned a lot about dream catchers and tattoos. Very interesting!


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Such an Interesting Hub on Dream Catcher Tattoos "LyricWriter". The pictures are really Breathtaking works of Art and the History so very Exciting. Well researched Hub!


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

I hate to be a prude but I am simply not a one for tattoos. Some are truly beautiful but I prefer to see them frame and hanging on a wall!! Great hub though and I appreciated your research.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The tattoos are beautiful. I especially liked the one with the roses..Thank you..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

One fascinating read. These tattoos are just lovely. Great info.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

You got me caught up in your tattoo movement.. and If I think about getting one it'll be because of you.. so Ill read and wait I'll wait for the right one.. damn I hope it doesn't come.. Thanks for these wonderful shares :) Frank


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

MM, thanks for taking the time to drop by and read this article and many more. I really do appreciate all your time. This is one of my favorite designs. I really like them. So much color to work with, good for men and women both.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Austinstar, thanks for taking the time to come by and for adding your comment. Very good advice and thank you so much for adding that information. Well put. I appreciate you checking out this article and I will return the favor. Best wishes.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Hyp, thanks for taking the time to stop by and read this article. I agree with your choice, I really like the design on that one. I am pleased that you enjoyed it. Best wishes and catch you in a little bit.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

B Malin, thanks for taking the time to drop by and check out this article. I am glad you enjoyed the history. Thanks for noticing the hard work. Take care.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Acaetnna, thanks for dropping by and reading the article. I can see your point, tattoos are not for everyone. I do appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. Hope you have a great day and best wishes.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

AE, I appreciate you taking the time to read this article and thanks. Roses are one of those designs that go any many different tattoos. Appreciate the visit and talk to you soon.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Gypsy,thanks for coming by again and for all your time on my articles. I just want you to know I appreciate your friendship very much. See you soon.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Frank, thanks for coming over pal and checking out another tattoo article. HA HA HA, lol. Well, now you really have me thinking. I will have to keep reading about you and see what kind of info I can get on you I guess. But in due time, such an article may pop up:)


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landscapeartist 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

i love dreamcatchers that are simple yet beautifully detailed. awesome hub.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Landscapeartist, thanks for coming by and checking this article out. I appreciate your kind words. They are a great detailed tattoo that looks good on both men and women.


Donna 4 years ago

Would it not be insulting to native culture for me to have a dream catcher tattooed on my body?

I would hate to offend anyone


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia Author

Donna, thanks for taking the time to ask a question. Absolutely not. Although it is an Native American symbol, it is also a symbol of protection, security, and many other things. Yes, it is a great way to show someone's Native American pride and heritage, it is also a great tattoo for the other meanings also. If it is what you want, get it by all means.


Loulou 3 years ago

Hi I have just had a dream catcher tattooed on my back, the artist has done a great job and it has captured everything I wanted and everything on it has meaning to me.... I fully agree you should research everything about your tattoo and make sure it has special meaning to you as it is with you for life. I have always wanted one but it has taken 20 years for me to find something that is special to me, love my tattoo and love your web page.


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia Author

Loulou, thanks for your comment and I am glad you enjoyed this article. Glad you finally found that meaningful tattoo my friend. AWESOME!!

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