Although spider web tattoo is associated with dream catcher in some traditions, over the years it has been more well-known for its unfavorable quality and representation. Sporting a cobweb pattern, however, can be just for body embellishment and for fashion without any special meaning to the wearer. The symbol is only important to those in the prisons, and to the outside world there is no real significance. The net emblem is mostly seen on a male body rather than on a female’s. But, there is always an exception.
Traditionally the symbol represents two things. First, it is a prison symbol, and it indicates that a person has committed a crime and served a sentence in the prison. This is because the net design has created a feeling of being captured, or a person is trapped in a situation or somewhere. Second, it is really a myth with no supporting fact that the bearer has hate, killed, or hit a minority to get his voice across, or to against someone of a different race.
The rings in the symbol represent the number of people they have killed (hit), or the number of years they were locked up in prison. In fact, each elbow represents 5 years in prison. Although with all the negative representations, to the trendy folks the design means nothing but just a unique style. It can also be what you really want it to represent.
The tattoo is often found on the elbows, knees or neck, but it is not unusual to ink on other parts of the body. Where you place the artwork doesn’t really mean anything. Some gang members often pick web design to underscold their toughness.
A colored cobweb tattoo is very rare, and almost all of them that are found in the joints are made out of black or blue ink. If you really opt for this type of design, it is important that you understand what you want the tattoo to depict for you. Try to check out as many designs as possible as the work of art can be very creative especially when it is intended to be a form of fashion for you.