Dragon tattoos are an excellent choice for someone who wants a tattoo that symbolizes power, strength and wisdom. Traditionally, European dragons are considered evil. However, Asian dragons historically symbolize good luck. Regardless of whether the dragon is good or evil, a dragon tattoo usually symbolizes strength, resilience, power and wisdom. In literature, dragons often have wise secrets and can perform magic. Some people with dragon tattoos choose to depict the dragon as a powerful guardian of the heart by placing a dragon on their chest over their heart. Other dragon tattoos show smaller, calm dragons that may symbolize a wise spirit guide. The back, shoulder, arm and chest are popular areas for dragon tattoos. Many people choose to incorporate a dragon tattoo into a sleeve tattoo, with the dragon wound around the arm. Dragon tattoos can be detailed or simple tribal designs.
Detailed dragon tattoos require many hours of work from a tattoo artist because of the detail required for texture and shading. Some dragon tattoos are so large that they cover the entire back and some are small enough to fit on one wrist. A common design idea for dragon tattoos is to draw the dragon in the shape of the infinity symbol. This design of dragon tattoo can symbolize infinite strength and power, something that is a common human desire. Dragons come in every shape, size and color imaginable and each dragon tattoo has a personal meaning for the person wearing it. Samples of dragon tattoos are available in almost every tattoo shop because of their popularity:
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