Richard Hale is a tattoo enthusiast who studies and researches tattoo symbolism, meanings, and history.
TRIBAL DRAGON TATTOOS
One popular tattoo that you may want to consider is the tribal dragon tattoo. The tribal dragon tattoo is done in tribal art, an ancient practice of tattooing from thousands of years ago. Although the tribal dragon tattoo is done in tribal art, the actual tattoo still represents traits and attributes of the dragon. Tribal dragon tattoo designs are worn by both men and women. As you will learn, tribal dragon tattoo designs can be designed in many different ways.
In this article, we will review tribal dragon tattoos and tribal dragon tattoo designs. We will also discuss tribal dragon tattoo meanings. In the end, we hope that you are able to find inspiration and ideas for your own tattoo.
When it comes to tattooing art styles, no other style comes close to the popularity of tribal art. Tribal art is one of the oldest tattooing styles to man. Tribal art first originated thousands of years ago in a variety of different ancient tribes in the Pacific, Africa, Asia, and Europe. In early tribal tattooing, the skin would be cut and a mixed paste would be placed in the cut. The paste was usually ash and soot. This tattoo process was extremely painful, but these specially placed tattoos held deep symbolic meaning to the wearer.
One of the most legendary creatures throughout the ancient world and modern world is the dragon. The dragon has been portrayed in legends, mythology, and folklore for centuries. Most of us have heard the legendary story of the knight saving the princess and winning her love. The knight must slay the fire breathing dragon and rescue the princess who is locked in the highest chamber of the castle. In many ancient cultures, this was the highest honor one could reach.
The dragon has been a part of Eastern civilization for thousands of years. China, Japan, Vietnam, and many other Asian cultures all thought highly of the dragon. These cultures believed that dragons were noble creatures. They believed that dragons held distinct honors and special powers.
Although Asian cultures believed that the dragon was noble and powerful, this was not the case for European cultures. In fact, European civilizations thought the complete opposite when it came to dragons. In European cultures, the dragon was considered to be an evil and dangerous creature. They believed that the dragon had dark thoughts and actions that brought bad omen. These cultures feared all dragons.
The Chinese Dragon and Japanese Dragon are two of the most popular dragons in the world. The Chinese Dragon symbolizes wisdom, good will, good luck, and good omen. In ancient Chinese culture, this is true for most dragons. The Japanese Dragon represents balance in life. It is believed that the dragon balances the yin and yang. In ancient Japanese culture, balance in life is a necessity.
UNIQUE DRAGON FIGURINES
TRIBAL DRAGON TATTOOS
In the tattoo world, tribal dragon tattoos are gaining popularity and this tattoo design is becoming a mainstream tattoo. Although the tribal dragon tattoo is only done in tribal art for this design, it can be done in a variety of different ways. Some designs can portray a dragon with wings or portray the dragon without wings. Some designs can be portrayed with flames and smoke. Just because the tribal dragon tattoo is done in tribal art only doesn't mean that there are not many options out there to weigh out. With the tribal dragon tattoo, there is plenty to do to create a unique tattoo design.
Most tribal dragon tattoos come in the traditional black ink. However, this doesn't mean that you have to go with that color. I saw a lady the other day with a tribal dragon tattoo. She had it done in purple and silver. Personally speaking, the tattoo looked great. You may want to go with the traditional black color or you may want to add color to your tribal dragon tattoo. Either way, black or colored, the tribal dragon tattoo still looks great.
The creative tribal art style and the dragon design make for a great tattoo. With so many different variations of dragons, from dragon heads to dragon eyes, these tattoos can be placed in a variety of different places on the body. Tribal dragon tattoos can be done in a variety of different sizes also. You can choose from a large back tattoo to a small ankle tattoo. Tribal dragon tattoos are wore by both men and women.
DRAGON TATTOO MEANINGS
There are a variety of different symbolic meanings that are associated to the dragon tattoo, both positive and negative in nature. Although some people choose the dragon tattoo because it is unique and it is a great design, others choose the dragon tattoo as a symbolic tattoo symbol. Below, you can find all the meanings that are associated to the dragon tattoo.
- Good Luck
- Good Will
- Good Omen
- Bad Luck
- Bad Omen
In ancient cultures, some viewed the dragon as a symbol of good things while others viewed the dragon as a symbol of evil and destruction. The dragon tattoo represents power and strength. The dragon is a very powerful and large creature. Some dragons have the ability to fly and shoot flames out of their mouth.
Dragon tattoos are also symbolic to the men and women that where the dragon tattoo. For men, the dragon tattoo represents courage, protection, wisdom, and strength. For women, the dragon tattoo represents creator, protection, and strength. The tattoo represents "creator" because women are the ones who create life.
There are some important things to remember before you decide to choose your tribal dragon tattoo or any tattoo symbol. You want to make sure you do your own research and view a variety of different designs, such as those on this article. You want to get a close idea of which designs you would choose for your tattoo. You want to fully understand what your tattoo represents and understand what it means. There are many different tattoo symbols to choose from. Most people choose a tattoo that they feel connection with, something that is unique to them. Make sure you don't rush into getting a tattoo. Don't get a tattoo on a hunch. Take your time, find your tattoo symbol, and find a final tattoo design that you are completely comfortable with. If you feel that the tribal dragon tattoo is not for you, be sure to view more tattoo symbols in the links below.
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Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on August 27, 2014:
Thanks for the comment Chris. You can't go wrong with a tribal dragon tattoo. So much positive symbolic history with the dragon. I love tribal dragon with a combination of red, orange and yellow fire. Just a suggestion. Nice Chris, don't forget to drop in and share it with us!
Chris S on July 23, 2014:
Great post. Thanks for this info.
I will be getting a dragon tattoo soon. I like the tribal dragon tattoo the best.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on April 28, 2012:
HP, you are welcome. Glad you were able to get something for your next tat.
H.P. on April 26, 2012:
Thank's for the page, it was fundamental on my research to make next month my dragon tattoo.
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on April 08, 2012:
Thebluestar, thanks for taking the time to come by and for your kind words. To have your hard work noticed means a lot. I love dragon tattoos. They are very diverse and they can go with a lot of different tattoo symbols. Awesome! Best wishes.
Annette Donaldson from Northern Ireland on March 31, 2012:
Great hub, full of facts and great photographs too. My son has two dragon tattoos, one which is fairly plain but the second which runs down his forearm is beautiful. Thank you again for all your hard work and research. :)
Richard Ricky Hale (author) from West Virginia on March 21, 2012:
Thanks to you all for your support. See you all around.
Movie Master from United Kingdom on March 17, 2012:
Hi Ricky, that must have been so painful to have the skin cut and the paste applied!
I love dragons and they make great tattoo's.
Excellent work again and voted up, best wishes Lesley
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 16, 2012:
I remain amazed at the many tattoo available. Beautiful art. Great Ricky...
Frank Atanacio from Shelton on March 16, 2012:
thelyricwriter you always put yourself a head of the game in tattoos.. but with dragons you're gonna need a lot of flesh too.. :) up and awesome
Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on March 16, 2012:
These are my favorite types of tattoos that you've highlighted so far. It's interesting that your pics show nearly all of them in black. I would think colorful ones in red and green would also be popular. But I guess the tribal aspect keeps them black. Voting this Up and Beautiful.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on March 16, 2012:
Voted up and awesome but could've been more colorful! Another great hub my friend. Have a great day!