Dragon Tattoo by Jean Le Roux

Dragon Tattoo

Dragon tattoos are a powerful and breathtaking design, whether they’re done in the traditional style originating from parts of Asia, or styled to appear more like the European dragons found in ancient folklore. The European dragon has an entirely different image to the noble, Eastern dragon which was historically revered by the people. In comparison, dragons depicted in European mythology are mostly villainous, an enemy of the people.

Dragon tattoos have a myriad of meanings originating from mythology and folklore in various continents. For example, a Chinese dragon tattoo may symbolize balance as dragons were seen to be the perfect balance of good and evil.     Chinese dragon tattoos can also symbolize power, strength and fear.

Japanese dragons are historically documented as having supernatural powers, they symbolize good fortune, mysticism and freedom.

Celestial dragon tattoos may be a representation of the heavens, which they were fabled to protect.

Greek dragon tattoos often depict the slaying of a dragon, a feat of great power which was accomplished by Hercules in Greek mythology. A tattoo that depicts a slain dragon could symbolize inner strength or even invincibility.

Another important factor in discerning the meanings of a dragon tattoo is the color of the dragon. Yellow dragons symbolize divine knowledge and blue dragons often have links to the ocean or the ability to control the tides.

There are so many great dragon tattoo designs and so many styles to consider, the most important thing is to find a dragon tattoo that suits your sense of style and the symbolism you want to promote.

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