Dreamcatcher Tattoos Manhattan KS

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Fine Line Tattoo Inc
(785) 238-8238
1028 W 6Th St
Junction City, KS
Twisted Apple Tattoo
(785) 537-0964
622 N Manhattan
Manhattan, KS
Monster Ink Tattoos
(913) 682-8989
211 N 5th St
Leavenworth, KS
Skin Illustrations Inc
(785) 841-8287
1530 W 6Th St Unit E
Lawrence, KS
Righteous Studio Tattoo
(620) 662-0270
510 E 17Th Ave
Hutchinson, KS
Stray Cat Tattoo
(785) 539-8288
1130 Laramie St
Manhattan, KS
Skin Illustrations Inc
(913) 642-7464
9954 W 87th St
Overland Park, KS
Bullwinkle's Tattoo & Body Piercing
(316) 262-9190
929 W Douglas Ave
Wichita, KS
(620) 442-8282
1601 S Summit St
Arkansas City, KS
Tattoo Mikes Tattooing
(316) 522-1587
7542 S Broadway St
Haysville, KS

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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