What does man live for if not dreams and the secret hope of achieving those dreams? Whether it is dreaming of the next big thing, a better life, a deeper spiritual journey, or something very personal to the wearer, Dream Tattoos are indeed special. It is said that we live in a community, and in dreams we are alone, but as we dream together the same dream, we can have a bigger and brighter future. Different cultures interpret dreams in different ways, and tattoo artists celebrate these interpretations through beautiful designs.
Tattoos that deal with dreams range from simple tattoos with just text related to dreaming, to complex tattoos that draw on traditional cultures. The Native American tribes were known for their dreamcatchers made at home to catch good dreams and let the nightmares drop out. The willow hoop and feathers that made up dreamcatchers have become popular as tattoo art. Many tribes among North American natives had their own ways of looking at dreamcatchers. Decorations with ribbons and colorful beads often appear in dreamcatcher tattoos. What about modern cultures and what do they have to say about dreams? In today’s fast life too, dreams hold a lot of importance, so tattoo artists may ink designs showing an angel of freedom holding up text related to dreams and love. When everything in the world seems to be going from bad to worse, it is dreams that keep the hope alive. It is love for each other that weaves us into a tight net of fellow-feeling, much like the intricate web woven by a spider. This community feeling and power of dreams is what dream tattoo art portrays through colorful patterns. Instead of giving up hope in troubled times we need to keep actively dreaming and loving, and this is a theme that heart shaped dreamcatcher tattoos often play on. Here is a collection of artistic tattoos celebrating the eternal power of dreams.
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Dream Tattoo Text The simplest text sends forth the loudest message sometimes, like in this tattoo saying ‘Dream’ and ‘Live’ across the two wrists.
Dream Tattoo Text
Flying Bird Dream Check out the cute bird with upraised wings for a flight in this flying dream tattoo on the upper arm.
Flying Bird Dream
Dream Angel Tattoo Simple angel wings spread out on both sides in this symbolic tattoo with the text ‘Dream On’ written on top of the design.
Dream Angel Tattoo
Eye Dream Tattoo The mystical peacock eyes complete the form of this dreamcatcher with the dreaming eye at the center of the design. A powerful spiritual symbol of seeing.
Eye Dream Tattoo
Dream Theater Fan For Life Curves and straight lines come together in a bold graphic design style in this Dream Theater fan’s tattoo art.
Dream Theater Fan For Life
Catch Deer Dream Situation The deer skull theme dreamcatcher is inked in an intricate fashion on the woman’s upper thigh in this tattoo design.
Catch Deer Dream Situation
Pretty Dream Heart Tattoo The tiny heart with feathers keeps the dreamcatcher motif perfectly snug a little below the ear in this small tattoo design.
Pretty Dream Heart Tattoo
Dream On Back Tattoo The text ‘It was all dreams’ is inked in a traditional and elegant capital hand lettering on the man’s upper back.
Dream On Back Tattoo
Forearm Family Dream Tattoo Gorgeous flowers circle the bottom of the heart theme dreamcatcher with the names of favorite people making the tattoo personal and special.
Forearm Family Dream Tattoo
A Real Dream The large heart shaped willow loop is a unique take on the traditional dreamcatcher tattoo.
A Real Dream
Catching Dreams Pretty blue ribbons are the decorative motifs used in this dreamcatcher tattoo inked on the woman’s back.
Artistic Dreamcatcher Tattoo The side of this woman is elegantly decorated with a dreamcatcher tattoo in which the feathers seem to be enjoying a lively dance.
Artistic Dreamcatcher Tattoo
Celtic Patterns Dream Catcher Take a look at the Celtic patterns spreading in a horizontal pattern on both sides of this dreamcatcher tattoo on the lower back.
Celtic Patterns Dream Catcher
Dream Chest Tattoo The bold and stylishly inked text, Chase Your Dreams’ is larger than life on the chest of the tattoo wearer. This tattoo seems to say – Dream big.
Dream Chest Tattoo
Celtic Cross Dream The traditional Celtic Cross with dreamcatcher feathers from Native American traditions celebrates art across cultures and lands.
Celtic Cross Dream
Intricate Dream The style of inking the word ‘Dream’ with artistic shaded effects may make you think of mysterious vines in a dense jungle.
The Best Cures The imaginatively inked healing tattoo shows a fairy girl, free and unclothed like a nature’s sprite. A banner saying ‘Dream Love Cure’ is wrapped around her pretty form.
The Best Cures
Dreamcatcher Neat Design The red and blue combination of the willow hoop adds a bright look to this dreamcatcher tattoo on the leg.
Dreamcatcher Neat Design
My Dream Token Two delicate and artistically inked feathers are inked on the shoulder along with the text ‘Dreams’ in this tattoo.
My Dream Token
World Dreamcatcher A beautiful beaded circle sits around the globe in this colorful dreamcatcher tattoo design.
Dreamcatcher Concept You can see the intricate feathers hanging at the end of tiny snares in this composite dreamcatcher tattoo.
Dream Balance Tattoo The text ‘Dream’ is written above this intricately patterned Ying Yang tattoo, perhaps pointing to the dream of a balanced life.
Dream Balance Tattoo
Lucky Dreams The four-leaf clover sits at the center of this dreamcatcher tattoo as a potent symbol of good fortune.
Decorated Dreamcatcher Here is a tattoo showing a beautiful dream catcher decorated with red and blue beads for a colorful effect.