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Dreamcatcher Tattoo Ideas And Inspiration-Dreamcatcher Tattoo Gallery

Updated on June 28, 2012
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Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.

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One popular tattoo that is worn by both men and women is the dreamcatcher tattoo. Dreamcatcher tattoos are a top tier tattoo symbols that is popular all around the world. The dreamcatcher has been a long time symbol of the Native Americans, dreams, and protection. Dreamcatchers are usually decorated with feathers, jewels, stones, and beads. The same can be said for dreamcatcher tattoos. In a few Native American tribes, dreamcatchers were hung up by their mythical character Spider Woman. Spider Woman would hang a dreamcatcher over the cradle board of all the newborn children. By doing this, the newborn would be protected from all that is evil.

Dreamcatcher tattoos can represent a variety of different things. Below, you can find the meanings behind the dreamcatcher tattoo.

  • Protection
  • Good Fortune
  • Good Dreams
  • Pride
  • Native American Heritage
  • Guidance
  • Accomplishment

Although the dreamcatcher tattoo design is worn for symbolic value, many men and women choose this tattoo for its beauty and design. Either way, the dreamcatcher tattoo remains to be a top tier tattoo.

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There are several different ways that dreamcatcher tattoos can be designed and portrayed. The dreamcatcher tattoo can give you the chance to wear something unique to only you. For example, men and women may place a clover, heart, stars, or animals within their dreamcatcher. You could nearly choose any symbol you want if you wish. As you read earlier, dreamcatcher tattoos can be designed with feathers, stones, bones, jewels, beads, among other things.

Since the dreamcatcher is a symbol of the Native Americans, it would be a great tattoo for anyone of Native American decent. It is a great way to show off your pride. You may respect the heritage or perhaps you just like the design. Since there are so many different things that you can do to dreamcatcher tattoos, you may just find one that fits you perfectly.

Animals are also often portrayed in dreamcatcher tattoos. Eagles, wolves, buffalo, panthers, horses, and bears are all portrayed in dreamcatcher tattoos. You may want to have the animal portrayed inside the web or you may want a paw print instead. Dreamcatchers can portray one web circle or many, so no one design is the same. Dreamcatchers can also be worn as a band around the wrist or legs.

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When it comes to dreamcatcher tattoos, nothing is out of the question. For example, we will say that you life eagles. You can get a dreamcatcher tattoo with an eagle portrayed inside the web. You can have it decorated with eagle feathers. Perhaps you like clovers and shamrocks. You could have them designed in the web and have it decorated with green beads. If you like dogs, you can have a dog designed in the web. This is just to show you all the options that you have when it comes to dreamcatcher tattoos.

Dreamcatcher tattoos can also be portrayed with flowers. If your looking to add a little beauty to your tattoo, you may want to add some beautiful flowers. Some men and women may have a beautiful landscape painted on their dreamcatcher. The possibilities are literally endless. You know what you are looking for in a tattoo. If not, you may want something that fits your personality.

Dreamcatcher tattoos can come in a variety of different sizes. As I said earlier, you can have it done as a band or a full dreamcatcher. You can have a large dreamcatcher or a small one. Make sure you take the time to view all the designs in this article. It may help you gain some great ideas and inspiration for your dreamcatcher tattoo. You can't never go wrong with your own research.


There are some very important things that you should remember before you go to get your tattoo. Make sure you take the time to do your own research. You want to make sure that you completely understand what your tattoo design represents. Make sure you are 100% sure on your tattoo choice. Don't rush to get inked. Make sure you think it out before you get tattooed. Men and women that rush to get a tattoo usually have regrets later on down the road. I want to thank you for your time and I hope you have gained some ideas and inspiration for your next tattoo. Thanks for your visit.


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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      LOL TO ALL:) I am so far behind, my apology. I am still trying to catch up after the power went out a week ago.

      *Austinstar, thanks for the visit. I find all my pics online. I search for the best ones that I can find and post them. As far as tattoos, a lot of artist post them online now. Dreamcatchers also.

      *Kash, thanks again:) Always appreciated my friend. A big thanks many times over Kash.

      *Nell, now I should have knew that:) Sounds like it is beautiful. Surely fits you perfectly I must say.

      *Frank, that means a lot friend. Many thanks for all your time viewing them. See you soon pal.

      *KJ, your too kind:) I am grateful to have a friend as you, as well as so many others that appreciate hard work. Your making me blush...

      *Alocsin, LOL. To be honest, I can't remember my dreams anymore anyway:) Miss that though. It is an escape in so many ways. Thanks again for your great comments and time.

      *Cristale, thank you for taking the time to drop by and read this. Thanks so much and hope you found it useful.

      *Max, cool beans:) I love them also. I guess it is all the symbolism and beauty behind them. They are truly unique.

      *Gypsy, always great to hear from you. Just wanted to say thanks for every visit. It means a lot:)

      *b Malin, thanks again dear. Same here, I love your stories and your articles are my therapy!

      *Unknown Spy, appreciate the visit. Yeah, love the entire aspect of dreamcatchers myself. It is interesting to see all the many designs and uses for them.

      *Curiad, thanks for dropping by. I love the meaning behind the Kanji tattoo. Love the design, creative to someone who doesn't see the writings all the time.

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Beautiful work, I have a Japanese Kanji on my lower left leg, but always wanted to get more.

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Dream catcher is one of my favorite designs.. really love to buy accessories if it's dreamcatcher. I love the tattoos! but honestlt, i never seen one before. but i think its cool!

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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      These are truly Beautiful Lyric, you never cease to Amaze!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      These are amazing Ricky.

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      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      These are totally awesome! Wow. Love the designs. I have to admit that just about a month ago I started to learn how to make a dream catcher. Though I haven't finished my first one yet - it fascinates me to no end. =) A touch of the 'other' side.

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      Cristale Adams 

      6 years ago from New York

      These are awesome! Great job with the details.

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      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      These are one of my tattoo forms. I actually have a dream catcher near my bad. Hope the tattoo version is better at catching nightmares than mine. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      Have been a dream catcher fan ever since my "hippie days"..still have several ...very impressive this " mission " you are on...I think a website dedication is justified...your research is astounding...kudos..go for the gusto ! have a great weekend

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      What a design thelyricwriter again you just impress with these informtive hubs.. bless you bro :)

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, now you are talking my language! lol! I have a beautiful blue dream catcher tattoo on my upper right arm. its entwined with black around the edges, I had it done on my fortieth birthday as a present to me! lol! loved all your photos and info, voted up! cheers nell

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      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, these tattoos are so beautiful, enjoyed reading the hub information and loved all the photos !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      6 years ago from Somewhere near the center of Texas

      I am going to design some of my dream catchers after these tattoos! Awesome photos. Where do you get them?


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