Dragon is a very popular creature, chosen as tattoo designs. All over the world it is preferred by both men and women for its extraordinary characteristics. Dragon is always regarded as the symbol of strength, independence and courage. So any people willing to portray these characteristics with their tattoos should prefer dragons as their tattoo subject. Here in this article, you will know in details about the meanings about dragon tattoos and its detailified characteristics. So it’s time to gear up your design inspiration. Hope this article will help you in getting knowledge from all sides.
At first let’s peek into the part of history of dragons. Probably you know that dragons are the most popular and legendary creatures in mythology. Mainly countries like China, Japan, and Vietnam adore dragons as their historical symbol. Actually all the eastern countries portray dragons as a very powerful creature with a lot of mysterious powers and honors, again according to the European mythology, dragons are considered as evil and dark. So it is now clear to you that the dragon symbol has wide range of meanings. Like in Chinese culture, dragon represents wisdom, good luck and goodwill again in Japanese culture it is a symbol of balance and in Celtic culture it is shown as power and strength. So dragons are almost a very popular symbol all over the world.
It is seen with different perspectives in different civilizations but almost they are regarded as a very intelligent creature in all the civilizations. They are very independent in nature and also depict the freedom of your soul and life. Dragon always symbolizes power, protection and wisdom. But its ferocious and warlike appearance makes it a very powerful enemy in some sense. There are lots of mythological stories popular regarding dragons which portray it as a very cunning and fearsome creature. Although in some ancient cultures, slaying a dragon was the most heroic activity one can achieve.
Now coming to the main part, we see dragon from a childish view, dragon can be portrayed in various different styles such as cartoonish, dramatic, realistic, and abstract. So now it’s your decision how you will project your tattoo. Solid colors can be used to make a tribal style dragon tattoo. But it’s sure that you will get a lot of design options and a scope to use a lot of creativity. The shape of a dragon is such amazing that a lot of creativity can be applied in it. Dragon tattoo can be placed in any part of the body, but mostly it looks best in shoulders. Once upon a time in China, mafias used to make full body dragon tattoos which later was declared illegal in that country.
There are lot of meanings and types of dragons according to the Chinese and Japanese culture and tradition. Before making a dragon tattoo you should get an idea about all the types of dragons and their meanings. The image of a dragon varies with the country’s culture and civilization. Japanese dragons are slender and wingless and have three claws, while the Chinese dragons have five claws and flame beard. Here are some names of the most popular dragons.
Horned Dragons: Strongest of all dragons.
Celestial Dragons: Protector of God and heaven.
Yellow Dragon: Well known for their knowledge.
Earth Dragon: Mainly found in Chinese astrology and regarded as the ruler of earth.
Coiling Dragons: Dragons that live in seas and oceans.
Six Dragons those are very popular in Japanese Culture:
Han-Riu: One of the biggest dragons.
Sue-Riu: King of all dragons.
Fuku-Riu: Dragon that is a symbol of Good-luck.
Hai-Riyo: It’s a dragon bird.
Colors and their meanings with dragons:
Black: Parent Dragon.
Green: Usually smaller dragons and represents life and earth.
Yellow: These dragons represents self centered and helpful attitude.
Gold: Symbol of Wisdom, kindness and helpfulness.
Blue: This is a symbol of laziness and forgiveness.
In spite of all these things you can normally go with any color combination that suits you the best and look attractive in your skin. An another last step before making a dragon tattoo is that you should think a lot that dragon tattoo is going with your personality or not. And be quiet confident about selecting the body location before making the tattoo. Because carrying a tattoo in all the parts of the body is not that easy.