6 Apr 2013

Japanese Dragon Tattoo

Japanese Dragon Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Tattoo

If your looking for a tattoo design that is both rich in symbolic meaning and one that’s also very impressive then consider checking into a Japanese dragon tattoo. This is a design motif that has been used for centuries and when done properly can make a very striking addition to any collection of body ink. But, there are a few things to consider when getting a Japanese tattoo design. The first thing is to make sure that they are actually Japanese dragons and not Chinese dragons. You can tell the difference by comparing the body types of the two dragons.

Chinese dragons are thicker and more stout than Japanese dragons. And the Chinese dragon has four toes, while the Japanese dragon tattoo has a creature with three toes. Another thing to keep in mind is the color of the dragon. Different color dragons have different symbolic meanings. Gold dragons indicate wealth, red dragons indicate passion and green dragons represent the material world. And not to be overlooked are the tribal dragons such as the ones represented in the picture. These can represent inner strength and personal power. No matter which Japanese dragon tattoo you choose, you can be assured that it will be a piece of art that you can savor for many years to come.

8 May 2010

Japanese Dragon Tattoo

Japanese Dragon Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Tattoo

Japanese dragon tattoos are beautiful and usually brightly colored. However, the attraction of the Japanese dragon, apart from its stunning beauty is that it represents good luck and the source of wealth. Symbolism associated with the japanese dragon tattoo include strength, power and protection. What few people realize are that there are six distinct forms of the Japanese dragon tattoo. These include Sui-Riu, otherwise called the rain dragon and is also known as the king of the dragons. Han-Riu is the striped dragon. The other Japanese dragons are Ri-Riu, Ka-Riu (red dragon), Fuku-Riu or luck dragon and Hai-Riyo or the bird dragon.

The colors of the dragons have special significance, which are based on their parents. For example a dragon with a black color means their parents are very old and wise. Green dragons are representative of life and of the earth. Gold colored dragons are special because they have many special attributes such as wisdom, kindness and perseverance. Yellow dragons represent the east. They are great companions when you need a hand, but can be self absorbed at times. Blue dragons are from the west. They are forgiving and compassionate, but on the negative side can be lazy and uncaring when it suits them. Whatever your inclinations there is a Japanese dragon tattoo that suits you.