A dreamcatcher is a native american woven object that traditionally is hung above the bed of children or adults as a protective charm. A circular willow frame is woven with an imitation spiders web or mandala style pattern and then decorated with feathers and beads. The patterns are usually geometric and are based on sacred geometric principles.
The intention is that bad dreams are caught in the web and they perish in the morning light and the good dreams slips through the catcher and into the sleeper (although some tribes reverse this saying the good dreams are caught and the bad ones slip through).
Dreamcatchers are the guardians of our subconcious minds whilst we sleep as dreams and how we interpret them are a vital part of who we are and who we are to become.
Dreamcatchers are very popular for children and babies to protect them from nightmares and they are very popular now in the western world as a beautiful and decorative bedroom mobile yet still being very symbolic in a spiritual way.
As dreamcatchers are a beautiful piece of artwork it comes as no surprise to learn that there is a high demand for the dreamcatcher tattoo not least since Miley Cyrus had one done recently.
The Dreamcatcher Tattoo – Some of our favourites
Although a favorite with women the dreamcatcher tattoo can be for either sex. it is a very versatile tattoo as it can be either big or small and it suits almost any place on the body.
Our favorite 2 have to be the one on the foot in the middle and the one behind the girls ear at the bottom – both are beautiful examples of a small yet perfect dreamcatcher tattoo.
Dreamcatcher tattoo not your thing?
How about a Cobra tattoo then?