Chinese Dragon Tattoo - 3 Cool Designs For Your New Tattoo

A Chinese dragon tattoo is a popular choice for many and this is not surprising when you consider the designs available based on this mythological creature. Here are 3 types of Chinese dragon tattoo design that you might want to consider for your next tattoo.

Chinese Dragon Tattoo On Leg

Many people get this tattoo placed on their upper arm and sometimes even extending into the chest. Another good place to have it is on the leg.

For men, the lower leg is often too hairy. Women who shave their legs won't have this problem. Having said that, the most popular site on the leg is the upper part of the thigh, on the outside surface.

This location for a Chinese tattoo of a dragon is great because it usually does not stop at the top of the leg. Often, the head and upper body of the dragon will extend up the side of the torso or to the front of the torso (under or passing the belt line). Sometimes, it may even go to the inner thigh.

Black Chinese Dragon Tattoos

Although many dragons are coloured, by far the most popular are simple black inked tattoos of dragons. The classic tattoo in this style uses a minimum number of lines and is a very simple tattoo. Sometimes this type of tattoo is referred to as a "tribal Chinese dragon tattoo". The word "tribal" when used for tattoos usually refers to the Maori style of solid sections of black ink interspersed with solid sections of white ink.

Even those black ink tattoos with greater detail look great when depicting a dragon. Every scale is drawn and the creature's curved pose makes for an intricate looking tattoo.

Chinese Dragon Tattoo Designs For Women

On the whole, tattoo designs of dragons for men and women are similar. Women used to feminine tattoos might be surprised to know that most designs also look great one women. Some would argue they look even better on women than men due to the way the tattoo of a dragon has a more dynamic look to it and will often extend across more than one body part.

Some women opt for the baby dragon look for their tattoo. This is a more "cute" style of tattoo that has a cartoon look to it. However, most women go for the classic design.

Chinese Dragon Tattoo Meaning

The dragon has great meaning in East and South-East Asia. It is considered a powerful and yet wise creature and is not viewed as a threat to humanity or something to be feared.

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