A dragon is nothing but a fantasy creature, that is said to have a serpent or reptile like body, sharp claws and power to emit fire through its mouth. The concepts and beliefs related to dragon differ in different parts of the world. Moreover, dragons are classified into various groups. Eastern dragon and Western dragon are two basic types of dragons.
What do Dragon Tattoos Signify?
An eastern dragon is said to be God's messenger who protects the mass, while a western dragon is believed to be an evil spirit. Eastern dragon was worshiped by the people living in eastern hemisphere, for quite a long period of time. All these dragons have typical features and colors, that depict unique meanings associated with them.
Dragon Tattoo Ideas for Girls
Dragon tattoos were initially more popular among men due to their broad and masculine designs. But with growing popularity they have become the favorite tattoo designs among women. Many of the female celebrities have sculpted dragon tattoos on their body, which includes Angelina Jolie with dragon tattoo on her left arm.
Japanese and Chinese dragon are popular choices for dragon tattoos. There are several types of dragons that come under these two chief categories. Here is some information on both these dragon tattoo designs.
A dragon is called 'Lung' in Chinese and these dragons represent power and mystery. A Chinese dragon tattoo may depict different meanings with different colors and designs. An Earth dragon is called 'Ti-luns' and is said to control rivers and other water sources on the Earth, while a yellow dragon is known for having scholarly knowledge.
A spiritual dragon is known as 'Shen-lung' which is said to control rain and wind on the Earth. Thus, you can go for a Chinese dragon tattoo with the meaning that appeals to you the most.
Similar to Chinese dragons, there are various types of Japanese dragons. A dragon has always had a very significant place in Japanese myths. The physical features of a Japanese dragon include tiger-like paws, long whiskers, serpentine look and has no wings. The color of these dragons are associated with the nature of the parents of the tattoo bearer.
A golden colored Japanese tattoo depicts, that the parents of that person are compassionate, strong and wise, while a black colored dragon represents wisdom. Ka-Riu (red dragon, small in size), Sui-Riu (a dragon that has control over rain), Han-Riu (largest dragon), etc are some of the types of Japanese dragons.
Hips, lower back or complete back are some of the good options for placing a dragon tattoo on the body. Even arms make some of the best placements for dragon tattoo designs.
Before going for a dragon tattoo, keep in mind, that you may require a number of sessions to complete the tattoo, if you go for a larger design. Make sure you make a smart and perfect placement of the dragon tattoo. It is also necessary that you approach an expert tattoo maker, who has a wide variety of dragon tattoo designs. Happy Tattooing!