Dragon Tattoo Designs are very popular for collectors. Young, old, men and women all love the dragon because of what it can symbolize and represent.
The Chinese Zodiac symbol for those born in the Year of the Dragon symbolize good luck, health, strength and harmony. There are more babies born in the year of the Dragon than any other. A very prosperous sign, indeed! Dragon mythologies are powerful stories found in both Western and Eastern cultures. In Western culture, specifically Europe, dragons were often a negative entity. They many times were a curse, a malevolent creature that needed to be slain by knights. Often these beasts were depicted as breathing fire and hiding treasures. In the East, dragons are seen as a very positive supernatural type of creature. They are wise and benevolent symbols of nature and wisdom. In modern times, dragons are seen very often in fantasy and science fiction stories.
Dragon tattoos can vary from style to style, depending on the intention of the wearer. Japanese and Chinese style tattoos are very popular. Often it can take up a full sleeve or a full back, often seen with other Japanese elements such as a koi, cherry blossom flowers, Japanese style waves, or Geisha or Samurai scenes. This dragon can symbolize strength, wisdom and a desire for peace in one's life. Because of the dragon's flexible nature, especially in Asian culture, the dragon tattoo design will work for many parts of the body, as the body can wrap around arms, legs, or shoulders. The dragon can be large or small and as simple or complex as the wearer wants it to be. Medieval style dragons are also very popular, hearkening back to a time with knights and Kings and Queens and damsels in distress. These dragons are often seen as aggressive and mean, breathing fire, with a brave knight battling the creature to save his people. This can also symbolize for the tatoo collector, a personal victory or personal struggle.
No matter what the dragon tattoo symbolizes for the wearer, it is definitely a strong element and presence in tattoo. It is not a subtle tattoo subject, but is a great choice for someone who wants to make a bold statement through ink.