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Lucky Tattoo && Body Piercing
(518) 436-7877
344 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Tommy Spaulding Tattoo Studio
(518) 482-6477
628 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Lark Street Tattoo
(518) 432-1905
274 Lark Street
Albany, NY
Toxic Inc - Primal Graphics
(518) 427-6824
1955 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Impulse Tattoo
(518) 783-8282
648 Loudon Rd
Latham, NY
Lucky Tattoo & Body Piercing
(518) 436-7877
344 Central Ave
Albany, NY
Albany Tattoo
(518) 463-6604
330 Delaware Ave
Albany, NY
The 1092 Presidents Lounge Llc
(518) 689-0730
1092 Madison Ave
Albany, NY
Tom Spaulding Tattoo Studio Inc
(518) 427-9394
12 Robin Ln
Rensselaer, NY
Hooligan Tattoo
(518) 783-7063
640 New Loudon Rd Ste 3
Latham, NY

Dreamcatcher tattoos

Dreamcatcher Tattoos - The image and symbol of the Native American Dream Catchers are a tattoo design that has captured the imagination of body art enthusiasts for more than a generation.  The Dreamcatcher tattoo is a powerful symbol of protection, acting as an amulet or talisman against evil and harm.

Native Americans have been weaving Dream Catchers for thousands of years.  The earliest examples may have been woven by the nimble fingers of the Ojibeway people. Small willow hoops holding the spider-web weave were hung over the cradles of children. They believed that the web caught hold of everything evil, while sweet dreams passed down to the sleeping infant along the soft feathers that were attached. But other interpretations and oral traditions have come down from different tribes of First Nations.

Dreamcatcher tattoo design meanings The Lakota legend tells of a vision that came to their spiritual leader.  He encountered 'the great teacher of wisdom' disguised as a spider, who spoke to him of the life-cycle of the human.  While the wise one talked, he spun a web across the elder's willow hoop.  The perfect circle of the web symbolized the catcher and holder of good ideas, while the hole in the centre allowed the bad ones to pass through.  Dream Catchers soon found their place above the sleeping people, catching the good dreams and sending the evil ones away down the hole in the centre.

The original hoops were believed to have been about three and a half inches in diameter, with a web made of nettle-stalk fibre, dyed red.  Later on, the hoops were hung with soft feathers.  The figure '8' is significant in the construction of the spiral, representing the eight legs of the spider.  Some traditions have a stone placed in the middle, representing the spider, while more recent legends keep the centre hole open.

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