Dream catchers are one of the most recognized Native American items. These beautiful and mystical items were traditionally made by weaving animal sinew into an intricate web inside of a hoop made from a willow branch. Dream catchers were also usually decorated with beads and dangling feathers before being hung above where a person sleeps. Legend has it that the intricate web helps filter bad dreams and keep them from disturbing a person’s slumber. The good dreams pass through the hole in the center of the web and slide down the feathers onto the sleeper.
Dream catchers are still popular items today for both Native Americans and non-Natives. Restless sleepers still hang them above their beds in hopes that the bad dreams will be kept at bay.
It’s not a wonder that some people even choose to adorn themselves with dream catcher tattoos. Not only are these beautiful works of art on their own, but there aren’t many other symbols with the power of the dream catcher.
Before taking the plunge on a permanent piece of body art, it’s a good idea to take a look at several dream catcher tattoos. Fortunately for you, we’ve rounded u some of the most breathtaking and unique dream catcher tattoos for a little inspiration! Let’s get started…
1.Â Dream Catcher Tattoo Between the Shoulder Blades
The back is a popular place to put dream catcher tattoos. It’s a large area, big enough for detailed dream catcher tattoos, and relatively flat. This dream catcher tattoo was placed between the shoulder blades, and it includes birds in flight as well as traditional dream catcher adornments.
This dream catcher tattoo is located in the inside of the wrist. Part of the dream catcher looks as if it’s blowing away in the wind, and the word “Dream” is spelled out with part of the dream catcher as the first letter. It’s definitely one of the more unique dream catcher tattoos out there!
Are you and a loved one considering matching tattoos? A pair of matching dream catcher tattoos is a great way to symbolize your loving bond! This couple has their matching dream catcher tattoos on the chest and the shoulder, but they can be placed nearly anywhere.
13.Â Dream Catcher Tattoo With Native American Woman
Tattoo artists can incorporate just about any element into most dream catcher tattoos. This tattoo, for instance, has an image of a Native American woman wrapped in a blanket. It would be a good option for either a man or a woman.
Don’t be afraid to get a little creative when coming up with dream catcher tattoo designs! This owl dream catcher tattoo is a bit of an optical illusion, making it even more unique and interesting! The ow’s eyes are the main parts of two dream catchers and the feathers and beads make up the owl’s body.