Mystique creature that have been mentioned in so many legends of ancient cultures is now the theme of popular tattoos. Dragon has been the symbol of tradition tattoos in different cultures carrying different meanings. This creature possesses supernatural powers and it is believed that the owner of a dragon tattoo will get the same power.
Dragon usually has wings and breathes fire yet in different cultures it is pictured in different colors. In traditional Japanese tattoo dragon is maybe the most important symbol. The image is colorful and more often combined with clouds and flowers. Chinese dragon looks like the Japanese one and they mostly carry positive symbolism. Japanese and Chinese dragon tattoos symbolize wisdom, power, luck and strength.
In Medieval European culture dragon was a negative character and it was pictured in dark colors with fierce look. They were connected with greed and treasures.
The color of the dragon also changes the meaning of the tattoo. Thus, yellow dragon stands for the knowledge, black color is associated with ancestors. Blue dragon symbolizes compassion while golden dragon is the symbol of wisdom and kindness.
To make dragon tattoo it is pictured with fire. The detail symbolizing passion makes dragon tattoo even stronger and more impressive. There is just one thing to keep in mind about dragon tattoo. To make a statement with your dragon tattoo it should be huge and eye catching. It is mostly inked on back covering the whole spine and lower back, on rib or the leg from thigh to foot. This kind of tattoo looks bold and mind blowing so make sure you are ready to get similar tattoo.
As an inspiration check out this collection of 2018 dragon tattoo designs.