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East Coast Productions Tattoo Studio
(703) 276-2994
3201 White St
Falls Church, VA
 
Keepsake Tatoo Co
(703) 920-0032
3215 Clumbia Pike Ste 201
Arlington, VA
 
Permanent Makeup Clinic
(703) 281-1855
112 Pleasant St Nw Ste 3j
Vienna, VA
 
Jinx Proof Tattoos
(202) 337-5469
3289 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Ax Tattoo
(202) 248-7514
3850 Tunlaw Rd Nw Apt 613
Washington, DC
 
East Coast Productions Tattoo Studio
(703) 276-2994
3201 White St
Falls Church, VA
 
Permanent Makeup Clinic
(703) 281-1855
301 Maple Ave W Ste 3J
Vienna, VA
 
Patriots Body Art & Tattooing
(703) 246-9446
9931 Main St
Fairfax, VA
 
Jinx Proof Tattoos
(202) 337-5469
3289 M St Nw
Washington, DC
 
Top Notch Tattoos
(202) 939-0615
1517 U St Nw
Washington, DC
 

Spider web tattoos

Spider web tattoo design ideas here! Spider Web Tattoos - 'Struggle' is what the spider web tattoo symbolizes -- struggling in the 'web of life'. And struggle in a spider's web implies capture, and the multiple strands of the web itself is often a metaphor for bars. Prison bars. In the West those bars usually represent criminal activity. In the East, or Communist Russia, prisoners may be criminal or political. And when captured, our most primal instinct is to seek escape, no less than the moth or the fly. But of course a spider's web is notoriously difficult to escape from.

As a tattoo design, a spider web can also express other forms of 'struggle'. It may be the struggle against the dictatorship of drugs, or the feeling of being caught in a political, social or economic system you can't escape, or an even more general sense of wishing you were never born. For the wearer of the spider web tattoo, it likely means something very unique, very personal -- it means what they want it to mean.

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Spider web tattoo design ideas here! Spider web tattoos have a dark history going back some seventy years, when Aryan, or White Supremacy gangs reportedly wore the spider web tattoo as a form of racist braggadocio, reportedly a sign that they had terminated a visible minority. The spider web became de rigeur in prisons, with each ring of the web representing time spent inside, or how many 'prey' have been ensnared in the wearer's web. You might spot one on an elbow, sometimes on the back, or on the side of the neck, emerging from behind the ear, and more rarely, on the face. It has served as a billboard that the wearer is in for murder, or as a warning to enemies to keep their distance -- especially one worn on the left elbow -- which advertises the web-wearer as one who has a deadly weapon tucked away. A more philosophic prisoner might use the spider web as a reminder that they aspire to freedom, to escape the web from which they have become entangled. For some, say those with a 'Gallow's' sense of humour, the spider's web design can be taken more literally, almost as a joke, a statement to the world that goes; 'Hey, I've been locked up for so long, I've got cobwebs.'

In the Russian prison system, where an elaborate language of tattoo designs and symbols has evolved, the spider web is often tattooed between the thumb and index finger. A web with resident spider is a confession to drug addiction. Sans spider means the wearer is a thief. On the neck, the spider web is a sign of repeated prison terms and solitary confinement for breaking prison rules.

Spider web tattoos have traditionally been associated with racists and other antisocial elements, but as the tattoo has become more main-stream it has taken on different meanings -- or none at all. Prisoners, bikers, gang members and ex-cons must be dismayed to see the spider web co-opted by members of the middle class, who might take to the spider web in order to be 'cool'. Like 'Gap' and 'Nike', the 'gangsta' ethos is a brand many youth want to wear...

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