The tattoo of a spiderweb on an elbow or a neck most usually indicates that a person has done time in jail/prison. The spiderweb as a symbol of "doing time" comes from the notion that a spider web catches and imprisons. Therefore translating to doing time. All ethnic races; especially gang members may "ink up" with a spiderweb. Most likely places to find the spiderweb tattoo are: neck, elbows and knees. However, one may find them almost anyplace on the body. The location of the tattoo means nothing.
Comments that a spider web tattoo means that a person is a gang member, an NLR member, Aryan member, etc.; or that the wearer has killed someone are really myths and are without any supportive evidence. These days, many pseudo "tough guys" will wear this tat to "look the part."
Tattoos done "in the joint" are usually done in blue or black ink and made from tattoo "rigs" constructed of tape recorder motors, a pen barrel and guitar string; and ink made from stolen ink pens and mixed with Aqua Velva aftershave; or ink made from carbon residue made from burning plastic and mixing the residue with an Aqua Velva solution. Color tattoos in the joint are rare because of a problem securing colored ink.
"Dr. Ron" most "jailbirds" get them to represent how many years they were in prison or how many people they killed Symbolism of a Spider Web on the Elbow Tattoo Here are opinions and answers from contributors:
The spiderweb on the elbow started out around the 40s as a aryan gang symbol meaning that you killed a minority. usually each ring meant how many years they were locked up. obviously in 70 years, things change. im Aztec and Native American and i have a spiderweb on my elbow with a clock in the middle. these days the meaning is pretty simple. it is a symbol of struggle. some struggle with drugs, some struggle with the system, and some just struggle with everything in life. Sometimes the harder you try to fight it, the more you get tangled in life's web. whoever wrote below "it means what you want it to mean" is obviously the only genius in here, because its no longer a symbol that belongs to any group or lifestyle. especially since you've got idiotic Nazi Lowriders that recruit Latinos. "We're gonna hate everything that's not white, but we'll make an exception cuz we gotta get drugs from somewhere" How bout just try to be an American and a normal member of society. i say send them all to Iraq and let them feel what is is to be hated for being an American and having nothing to do with race. sure would make me and my boys feel better.
Bikers and others have the tattoo done to signify how sometimes in life we caught in the web of fate. In other words you get caught in situations you can not control.
It has been known as a racist thing or each line of the web stands for how many years you did in prison.
it is said that it originated from a tribe in Malaysia.
It is also known to be an old Navy tattoo. Sailors would use it to symbolize them leaning on the side of a ship waiting to return home for so long that cobwebs had showed up.
The spider web is most officially representative of five years in prison per elbow. According to the Colorado Penitentiary inmates general understanding and as I have come to understand during my five year stint in prison. For the record when cops fail to report other cops of crimes they commit on duty they are just as guilty as the cop that committed the crime.
a rose on your elbow id suppose
The spiderweb tattoo on someone's elbow is a prison tatt. an extension or thread is added to the web for each year in "the joint".
A sun tattoo on the elbow symbolizes power, masculinity, and youth. It might also symbolize creativity or truth and light.
that the wearer has killed a minority ^absolutely incorrect^ (are you getting it confused with a spiderweb tattoo on the elbow or shoulder?) it symbolises the coming of spring, youth and innocence.
A star located on the elbow has next to no meaning. It is simply a design that can cohesively cap an elbow with one design as opposed to having a cluttered look on the elbow from various designs melding together.
A spiderweb tattoo on the elbow symbolizes feeling or literally being trapped. It is popular in the prison system for obvious reasons, and is also used amongst punks and skinheads and gangbangers or any other counter culture conglomerates to represent being trapped in a society that dosnt understand them. Also it symbolizes that fact that there is no escape from death, and we are all stuck in this way. It does not mean murder generally as popularly believed, all though regionally meanings change
To me it means I'm Gods star that's why every time u see a shooting star u make a wish
The spider web tattoo is for those who have served time in jail. It is meant to show how time passes behind bars. A spider in the web is for having killed someone, one spider for each kill.the spider web tattoo symbolizes a constant struggle and no matter what you do or how hard you try you will end up tangled
A dagger tattoo symbolizes death.
an orchid is a beautifull, exotic and rare flower that's what it symbolize but it can be what ever you wnat is your tattoo
right elbow but it dosent matter