The dragon is perhaps the world's most famous mythological figure. The eastern and western vision is quite different, and this is clear also in the dragon tattoo arts. In the East, dragons are seen as benevolent creatures, protectors of life and bearers of good luck and fertility, while those in the West take on more negative connotations and are associated with evil. In the East there are different kinds of dragon:

- The horned dragon

- the most powerful of all

- The celestial dragon

- Protects the gods and heaven

- The dragon of the earth

- The spiritual dragon

- Controls the wind and rain

- The winged dragon

- The only one who is depicted with wings

- The dragon rolled

- Who lives and rules the oceans

- The yellow dragon

- A symbol of knowledge.

The meaning of the dragon tattoo can vary according to sex: men in general tend to use the dragon to represent strength, courage and wisdom, while with a woman there is very strong association with the creation and protection of life.

Japanese Dragon Sleeve tattoo by Logia Barcelona
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Back Dragon Butt tattoo by Jay Freestyle
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Shoulder Japanese Dragon tattoo by Dalmiro Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Sleeve tattoo by Dalmiro Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Sleeve tattoo by Sebaninho Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Sleeve tattoo by Sebaninho Tattoo
Shoulder Chest Japanese Dragon Sleeve tattoo by Sebaninho Tattoo
Flower Japanese Skull Dragon Demon Sleeve tattoo by Nicklas Westin
Shoulder Dragon tattoo by Nicklas Westin
Fantasy Back Dragon tattoo by Siluha Tattoo
Chest Dragon tattoo by Cloak and Dagger Tattoo
Calf Leg Japanese Dragon tattoo by Forever Tattoo
Back Dragon tattoo by Kipod Studio
Back Tiger Dragon tattoo by Puedmag Custom Ink Tattoos
Side Japanese Dragon Geisha tattoo by RG74 tattoo
Japanese Back Dragon tattoo by RG74 tattoo
Fantasy Back Tiger Dragon tattoo by Chapel Tattoo
Arm Japanese Dragon Geisha tattoo by Devils Ink Tattoo
Chest Japanese Dragon tattoo by Dagger & Lark Tattoo
Fantasy Side Dragon tattoo by Synergik Tattoo
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Shoulder Japanese Dragon tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Shoulder Japanese Skull Dragon tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Shoulder Chest Japanese Dragon tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Shoulder Arm Japanese Dragon tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Japanese Head Dragon tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Leg Japanese Back Dragon Butt Body tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Japanese Back Dragon Butt Body tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Japanese Back Dragon Butt Body tattoo by Yellow Blaze Tattoo
Shoulder Women Dragon tattoo by Secret Sidewalk
Flower Skull Back Dragon tattoo by Secret Sidewalk
Side Japanese Dragon Phoenix Sleeve tattoo by Kings Avenue
Shoulder Japanese Dragon tattoo by Rock Tattoo
Shoulder Japanese Dragon tattoo by Rock Tattoo
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Side Japanese Dragon tattoo by Lone Star Tattoo
Shoulder Japanese Dragon tattoo by Daichi Tattoos & Artworks

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