Dreamcatcher Tattoo

dream catcher

A dreamcatcher is a round wooden hoop that contains a loose string web with a hole in the center, and feathers hanging from the webbing. Nice dreams travel through the hole into the sleeper’s mind, while the bad ones, as well as nightmares, are trapped inside the web permanently.
Feathers are usually attached to the dreamcatcher to entertain babies, but they have a deeper meaning. A feather stands for breath and air, which are essential for life. Hung up on the wooden hook of the dreamcatcher, a feather also helps the nice dreams to slip down into the baby’s dream world.
It is believed that each movement of the feathers announces the arrival, and the passage of a new beautiful, and peaceful dream.
Different feathers can be used to adorn the dreamcatcher. However, Owl is a woman’s feather and it is kept to achieve wisdom, while Eagle is a man’s feather that represents courage.

Amazing Dreamcatcher Tattoo - Inked By Black Poison Tattoos

Amazing Dreamcatcher Tattoo

Amazing Dreamcatcher Tattoo – Inked By Black Poison Tattoos

Most of us are familiar with the dreamcatcher – a hoop containing a woven mesh and feathers and beads hanging from it. However most people don’t know it’s true origins. Whilst the dreamcatcher is generally just associated with American Indian culture, it wasn’t until the 60’s and 70’s that it was adopted as an American Indian symbol.

It’s actual origins are with the Ojibwe people who have an ancient legend about the spider woman Asibikaashi who would take care of the children on the land. The dreamcatchers were constructed and hung above children’s beds to work like a charm and only allow good dreams to enter that persons mind.

Nowadays dreamcatchers a more a symbol of American Indian heritage and their overall underlying beauty, but to some they still believe that the dreamcatcher will get rid of any bad dreams.