Spider Tattoos & Spider Tattoo Designs
Here are some things you probably didn’t know about spider tattoos… Often mistaken for insects; spiders have evolved from an ancestor that was around way before the six legged creatures.
They are part of the Arachnoid (Arachnid) class of the animal kingdom and have eight legs and two main sections to their body, rather than three as with the insects.
There does not seem to be anything in between with spiders – people either love them or absolutely hate and fear them.
These mainly innocuous creatures invoke extremely strong emotions in human beings and this is something that seems to be instinctively recorded within our genes.
As spiders were one of the first types of creatures to inhabit this Earth (especially the Huntsman spiders), they would have been around to scare plenty of our own ancestors in the past.
When it comes to the art of tattooing, there are a number of features common to spiders that can make for a truly excellent end result. The simple but effective shape of the spider’s body, with its eight legs protruding out in all directions will always look very eye-catching when applied to the skin.
There are a number of different species to choose between also. Perhaps one of the most popular choices is the Black Widow spider. This is by no means one of the giants of the Spider world, but it does instill a lot of respect and admiration into many people and this is sometimes derived from an outright fear of these highly venomous critters.
People living in certain parts of the United States will be accustomed to sharing their environment with these potentially deadly spiders and will appreciate the fact that the female Black Widow, especially, can mean serious business.
At the opposite end of the scale, you have Tarantulas and if you’re looking for a life-size giant; why not consider the mighty Bird Eating Spider. The name says it all here really, because it doesn’t exactly eat flies! By far the best feature for spider tattoo designs is the fact that they weave such well-patterned webs. When translated onto the skin this makes for an especially catchy design.
Up until around the late eighties, early nineties, it was very popular for men to have spider web designs tattooed onto their elbows, but unfortunately this type of design does not seem to be quite so common anymore. This is a shame as spider web designs look absolutely amazing and they’re ideal for filling in spaces between existing body art. Although the pattern is very simple to apply, it always looks great as a tattoo.
Nowadays spider tattoos are a little more intricate. The spiders themselves can be made to look either particularly fierce for the male wearer, or more placid and innocent looking for the female. Ladies will probably prefer to have spider tattoo designs with more fine-line detail and color, whereas men often opt for an all black design and this translates particularly well into the tribal style.
As far as body placement is concerned for your spider tattoo designs; they are extremely versatile. Some women like to have them placed on the ankle or the foot itself and men seem to favor the back of the neck. Wherever you choose to place spider tattoo designs it should always look great and will no doubt attract plenty of admiration.