Dragon Tattoos Breathing Fire As Most Popular Tattoo

Dragon Tattoos Breathing Fire As Most Popular Tattoo

Dragon Tattoos Mean Different Things to Different PeopleMost people agree, and the industry overall concurs, that dragon tattoos are the most popular tattoos in the world, and both men and women like to where them, while looking awesome on both.

What’s fascinating about dragon tattoos is they mean very different things to someone, depending on whether your roots are in the East or the West.

Even the shape of a dragon differs across cultures. Even in the East they can be very different in shape and characteristics. For example in the difference between the idea of what a dragon looks like by the Japanese and the Chinese.

A Japanese dragon is thought of as slender and long, and aren’t thought of primarily as something that flies. Chinese on the other hand tend to associate the dragon much more with wings and flying.

So when you see more of a snake looking creature tattooed on someone with a dragon head, usually that comes from the Japanese influence.

Dragon Tattoo on Rib and ChestIn this first photo is an awesome green dragon that looks like one of those you see carried around on the heads of people celebrating special days and seasons in Asian countries.

This one apparently is attempting to wreak some havoc on some poor people, who look like they’re trying to fight back.

But the star of this tattoo is the dragon, and the body, teeth, scales and tongue all combine to make a fierce, but amazing image.

Fantasy Dragon Warrior Tattoo Photo

Dragon Tattoo Designs are Almost LimitlessDragons offer tattoo artists and designers such great material to work with, and you see some that are incredibly colorful works of art, using the body as a canvas, as shown throughout this dragon tattoo gallery.

Others are completely black in color, and give the feel of being tribal with it.

Below is an example of the dark colored dragon, this one with wings and sharp, long talons. The shadowing and alternating dark and light colors really make this a compelling piece of body art.

High Quality Dragon Tattoo Using Dark InkHere we have one of the highest quality dragon tattoo designs I’ve ever seen. Everything about it just sticks out in an extraordinary way.

Unfortunately, the attempt to lighten it up so it could be seen even clearer backfired, as the shine makes it difficult to make out some parts of the dragon design.

Nonetheless, there is so much that does show that it leaves no doubt as to what a fantastic dragon tattoo this is, one I’m sure is very difficult to reproduce. But it sure generates a lot of ideas on how to create a magnificent dragon image.

Where dragon tattoos are usually placedThere are primarily three places dragon tattoos are placed, and very rarely are they small. There is the half sleeve dragon tattoo, which is a tattoo design which goes up the arm, over the shoulder, and across one side of the chest.

Probably the most often placed tattoo image of a dragon is on the entirety of the back, where men and women alike seem to prefer them.

The last place normally used to imprint a dragon tattoo is on the outside of the top of the arm; from a little above the elbow and above.

Half Sleeve Dragon Tattoo Photo

Some Exceptions to Dragon Tattoo PlacementThere are of course exception to these three, but probably 80 to 90 percent of all dragon tattoos are in these three locations. I did find one on someone’s foot that looked unique and pretty good, so I included that in the tattoo dragon photos.

This is what most would considered to be a fantasy dragon out of a novel, TV or film version of a dragon story. It’s a nice option for those who may not like the Asian interpretation of a dragon as much.

It could be placed in many parts of the body besides the foot.

Dragon Tattoos are More Meaningful to AsiansMany Asians take dragon tattoos as much more meaningful than their Western counterparts, and symbolic meaning behind them are consider much more than the ‘cool’ factor that mostly permeates the West. That’s not good or bad, just a reality.

Dragons also speak to something of the character that makes up many people, and so they’re really considered an extension of who they are possibly more than any other tattoo. Tribal tattoos have a similar effect as well.

Here is an example of a red dragon with blue highlights added to it. The deep set eye sockets are designed very well, producing that sometimes ominous feeling you get when viewing dragon art.

It’s easiest to see near the tail of the dragon and its left arm.

Another unique part of this dragon tattoo design isn’t immediately recognizable is the tendril looking skin color lines mixed throughout the piece.

Photo of Red Dragon Tattoo on Back

Why Dragon Tattoos are so PopularBecause the dragon can be imagined as a long shape, and in a lot of instances are placed that way on the body, women and men can have them applied in ways that complement their unique body makeup, which I think is the reason why they’re so popular among tattoo choices.

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