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Traditional Web Tattoos

When considering a traditional spiderweb tattoo, it is important to understand that the meaning of any motif is ultimately defined by its wearer. This is because a spiderweb tattoo, in particular, can represent a wide variety of different meanings. This design has been associated with prison time for years, however, as the tattoo industry has evolved, the perception of particular designs has also evolved. A traditional spider web is as popular as it is powerful, acting as a strong choice for any tattoo collector.

The traditional spiderweb tattoo can symbolise a struggle in the wearer's life that they have had to overcome. Used within a naval context, sailors would tattoo this design to show they're wanting to go home, with the web representing their long wait. This meaning still resonates with people today and is a great way to symbolise how much the wearer may miss family. One of the reasons spiders spin webs is to trap their prey, similarly, a traditional spider web tattoo can find meaning in the wearer feeling trapped and a longing to break free.

The spiderweb tattoo is often seen tattooed on elbows or knees, this works well due to the shape of both the motif and the location. However, spiderwebs also work well to frame a much larger piece on either the back or on the torso.

Traditional spiderweb tattoos also look great when tattooed with other elements such as spiders, butterflies or flowers.

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