Dragon tattoos were initially more popular among men due to their broad and masculine designs. But with growing popularity they have became the favorite tattoo designs among women. Many of the female celebrities have sculpted dragon tattoos on their body. As mentioned earlier, Japanese and Chinese dragon are popular choices for dragon tattoos. There are several types of dragons that come under these two chief categories. Given below is a brief information on both these dragon tattoo designs for women.
Chinese Dragon Tattoo: Chinese dragon tattoos are believed to symbolize harmony, intelligence, lucky charm, health, etc. A Chinese dragon looks like a snake, has scaly body, clawed legs and has no wings. A dragon is called as 'Lung' in Chinese and these dragons represent power and mystery. A Chinese dragon tattoo may depict different meanings with different colors and designs. An Earth dragon is called as 'Ti-luns' and is said to control rivers and other water sources on the Earth, while a yellow dragon is known for having scholarly knowledge. A spiritual dragon is known as 'Shen-lung' which is said to control rain and wind on the Earth. Thus, you can go for a Chinese dragon tattoo with the meaning that appeals to you the most.
Japanese Dragon Tattoo
Japanese Dragon Tattoo: Similar to Chinese dragons, there are various types of Japanese dragons. A dragon has always had a very significant place in Japanese myths. The physical features of a Japanese dragon include, tiger like paws, no wings, long whiskers, serpentine look, etc. The color of these dragons are associated with the nature of the parents of the tattoo bearer. A golden colored Japanese tattoo depicts, that the parents of that person are compassionate, strong and wise, while a black colored dragon represents wisdom. Ka-Riu (red dragon, small in size), Sui-Riu (a dragon that has control over rain), Han-Riu (largest dragon), etc are some of the types of Japanese dragons. Since, Japanese people consider dragon to be their water deity, most of these dragons are drawn with designs of clouds. Many of these dragon tattoos symbolize, longevity and power. Read more on Japanese tattoo for women and Japanese tattoos and their meanings.