Most people get dreamcatcher tattoos but are not aware of its origins. A dreamcatcher is commonly associated with American Indian culture. It was during the ’60s and ’70’s that dreamcatchers became an American Indian symbol. The dreamcatcher was an original creation of the Canadian Ojibwa tribe and the American Anishinabe tribe. Both of these tribes have a belief that this object can protect their babies.
According to an ancient legend, a spider-woman named Asibikaashi would take care of the children. However, she could not be able to protect all of them especially those who are in various areas. So, in order to protect their babies, the mothers create a spider web by hand. It was placed in a willow loop and adorned by sacred objects such as feathers and beads.
Dreamcatchers can filter out bad dreams so only the good ones will enter your minds. If you want to have a good night sleep, then why don’t you check out these dreamcatcher tattoo designs. Enjoy this collection of 72 Unique Dreamcatcher Tattoos with Images.
Small and Unique Dreamcatcher Tattoos
1. Amazing Dreamcatcher Tattoos
The placement of this tattoo is just perfect.
2. Dreamcatcher Stomach Tattoo
For men, the stomach is the best placement but not so much with women especially when they get pregnant it might ruin the design.
3. Bird Dreamcatcher Tattoos
A very symbolic tattoo.
4. Colorful Dreamcatcher Tattoo
The color combination is just perfect.
5. Eye Dreamcatcher Tattoo
This tattoo has a beautiful eye and 3D effect.
6. Beaded Web Tattoo
If you adore beads then this beaded dreamcatcher is the best choice for you.
7. Henna Yin Yang Dreamcatcher Tattoos
Yin Yang and dreamcatcher are a unique tattoo idea. However, this tattoo can look more beautiful with some tweaking.
8. Dreamcatcher Back Tattoo
Dreamcatcher tattoos are an excellent type of feather tattoos.
9. Dreamcatcher Back Tattoo
The dreamcatcher tattoo can be placed in any part of the body.
10. Dreamcatcher Elephant Tattoo
Dreamcatchers can be decorated with different elements such as a sacred elephant.
11. Feet Dreamcatcher Tattoos
If you want a design that is somewhat different then a chain that surrounds your ankle would be a perfect idea.
12. Dreamcatcher Symbolism
For the Native Americans, the dreamcatcher is very sacred.
13. Big And Small Dreamcatcher Tattoos
The Native Americans have a high respect for dreamcatchers and they are against people getting these tattoos.
14. Dreamcatcher Deer Tattoo
The main intention of dreamcatchers is to obtain happy dreams.
15. Personal Tattoo Design
This tattoo design is very popular because of its symbolic meaning.
16. Heart Dreamcatcher Tattoos
You can revise the round shape and turn it into a heart to make it more lovely.
17. Realistic Dreamcatcher Tattoo
This tattoo has an amazing symmetry.
18. Dreamcatcher Compass Tattoo
A dreamcatcher with a compass is a fabulous tattoo idea that is ideal for those who love to travel.
19. Feet Tattoo
Generally, a dreamcatcher is used to remove bad dreams and only the good ones will remain on your mind.
20. Dreamcatcher Tattoo Elephant
Typically, the original design of a dreamcatcher is a woven web with additional elements such as beads, leathers and many more.
21. Dreamcatcher Tattoo with Flowers
Dreamcatchers can trap bad dreams so that you can enjoy having good dreams.
22. Dreamcatcher Tattoo For Men
Dreamcatchers can also represent the wearer’s cultural heritage.
23. Heart Tattoo
This tattoo is the best design for the arm.
24. Legs Tattoo
The wearer of this tattoo has a desire to have positive dreams.
25. Dreamcatcher Word Tattoo
A unique tattoo design with a paw print and a USA flag.
26. Dreamcatcher Tattoo Meaning
Women consider this tattoo as an icon of fashion.
27. Firefox Dreamcatcher Tattoo
If you often have nightmares then you should get a dreamcatcher tattoo.
28. Blue Dreamcatcher Tattoo
If you adore bold and thick tattoos then here’s an awesome idea for you.
29. Watercolor Tattoo
The watercolor effect of this tattoo is so terrific.
30. Red Dreamcatcher Tattoo
The red background has a nice effect on the tattoo.
31. Bird and Dreamcatcher Tattoo
This tattoo can be worn in different areas on the body.
32. Dreamcatcher Tattoo Rose
This tattoo can bring sweet dreams to the wearer.
33. Dreamcatcher with Blue Feathers
The feathers of this tattoo are sacred to the Native Americans.
34. Dreamcatcher with Flowers and Butterflies
If you want your tattoo to be more colorful then you can add other objects into it such as flowers and butterflies.
35. Vibrant Tattoo
The objects that are added to the tattoo design convey a special meaning.
36. Dreamcatcher Arm Tattoo
This is truly a nice and clever idea for an arm tattoo.
37. Dreamcatcher Tattoos Designs And Ideas
The purpose of the web is for catching bad dreams and preventing it from entering into your mind.
38. Leg Tattoo
The loop is used as a frame of the tattoo. However, there is a belief that this is a symbol for the circle of life.
39. Side Tattoo
The feathers represent the air for breathing and it is placed at the center.
40. Awesome Tattoo Design
Instead of a net at the center, this tattoo is having a nice scenery.
41. Dreamcatcher Tattoos Designs For Men
The numerous beads inside the loop signify the good dreams that are being trapped in the web.
42. Simple Tattoo
Different persons have different preferences with regards to the placement of their tattoos.
43. Terrific Thigh Tattoo
If you’re into bolder tattoo designs then this one is just right for you.
44. Back Tattoos Ideas Designs
Dreamcatcher tattoos look amazing at the back however it can also be placed on the thigh or foot.
45. Side Tattoo Design for Women
This tattoo will vary in design as well as the colors being used.
46. Leg Tattoo
Generally, a dreamcatcher tattoo is made up of the web, feathers, beads and loops.
47. Small Dreamcatcher Tattoo
The feathers used may vary. This tattoo uses a peacock feather.
48. Rib Tattoo
The bead at the center of the web symbolizes the spider.
49. A Fascinating Side Tattoo
A huge dreamcatcher with three smaller dreamcatchers.
50. Geometrical Dreamcatcher Tattoos
This outline tattoo looks good, however, it can look more wonderful with additional colors.
51. Dreamcatcher Thigh Tattoo
The size of the tattoo will differ depending on the wearer’s preference.
52. Dreamcatcher Rose Tattoo
The roses on the background make this design more elegant.
53. Dreamcatcher Wolf Tattoo
Even if it’s done in black and gray ink, it still looks fabulous.
54. Creative Tattoo
The placement is also another thing that makes this tattoo distinct.
55. Dreamcatcher Tattoos With Quotes
Not all those who wander are lost.
56. Dreamcatcher Side Tattoo
Side Tattoos can start from the armpits down to the side of the thigh.
57. Flower and Dreamcatcher
This tattoo can look more amazing if the feathers were done perfectly.
58. Dreamcatcher Tattoos For Women
This can look much better if it’s done smaller.
59. Abstract Dreamcatcher
This one can look more adorable with additional colors.
60. Native American Tattoos
This design is perfect for someone who is a feminist.
61. Simple Dreamcatcher Tattoos
The size of the tattoo will be determined based on the placement of the tattoo.
62. Cute Tattoo
A unique design which includes a turtle and a crescent moon.
63. Dreamcatcher Back Tattoo
This is an unusual tattoo design.
64. Tree of Life
This is an original and creative idea. In fact, we don’t even think that this could be possible.
65. Symbolic Tattoo
The meaning of this tattoo varies depending on its ornaments.
66. Temporary Tattoos
A temporary tattoo can look pretty nice and at the same time is can be washed up easily.
67. Dreamcatcher with Bow
You can add different objects to your tattoo, just use your imagination.
68. Eye Catching Side Tattoo
Side tattoos are less visible.
69. Thigh Dreamcatcher
A black and white dreamcatcher with a bit of blue. So nice!
70. Unique Dreamcatcher Tattoo
A unique tattoo can make you stand out wherever you go.
71. Sexy Dreamcatcher
A nice tattoo such as this one can define your personality.
72. Skull Dreamcatcher
This is such a nice filter for all your bad dreams.
What do Dreamcatcher Tattoos mean?
Dreamcatcher tattoos are designed to trap bad dreams in order to give you sweet dreams. Some people have a belief that nightmares will go through in the hole in the middle. As the bad dreams are filtered out, the good ones are trapped on the web. By wearing these tattoos, it can help you in chasing away those bad dreams so that you can enjoy good dreams. It can also represent cultural heritage.
We hope you are inspired by these tattoo designs and ideas. So, if you can’t sleep due to bad dreams then you should get a dreamcatcher design tattooed on your body. It has been tried and tested by the Native Americans and Native Canadians. Would you like to try it?
Hey readers! I’m Jeffrey and your tattoo artist of the day;) I have been drawing and painting my whole life, and after graduating high school I decided it was time for a bigger challenge and I started drawing on people. I’m so fortunate I got to express my creativity through my body art and even more so to share my passion with my now wife Emilie. She started working with me in my tattoo shop as a piercer and I started writing about and photographing, my creations on this blog. I love to hear from you and hope you enjoy our work together!