Japanese dragon tattoos are very popular with men and women. Maybe the stunning detail in single dark ink is what appeals or the multiple colors. Japanese dragon tattoos are known for symbolic and rich in myths and folklore. Men and women often wear dragon tattoos to represent meanings of freedom and fearlessness. Other popular meanings associated with Japanese dragon tattoos are strength and power. Parents often symbolize the dragon with the meaning of guardianship to maintain their focus as they raise their children.
There are many popular Japanese dragons’ tattoos that memorialize the great Japanese dragons like, the Rain dragon Sui Riu or the mysterious and often misunderstood Ri Riu dragon. The very popular symbol of good luck and fortune make the dragon Fuku Riu perhaps the most commonly seen Japanese dragon tattoos.
Large Scale Japanese Dragon Tattoos
Dark Ink Full Back Japanese Dragon
This full back work of art shows the shading; dark ink can give a very menacing look.
Japanese Dragon Tattoo with Wings
This large scale Japanese dragon looks great in dark ink, with the wings spread across the shoulder blades. While not traditional for Japanese dragons to be illustrated with wings, many people choose to blend the eastern and western dragon history.
Draped Japanese Dragon Tattoos
This highly detailed dragon makes great use of the upper arm winding around to the upper chest, with a great use of color.
Stunning Sleeve Japanese Dragon
The arm is a perfect way to showcase your serpents color and detail work.
Intricately Detailed Black Ink Japanese Dragon Tattoos
This beautiful dragon looks good in dark ink on the upper body; fabulous detail work that can sometimes only be shown in dark ink.
Fabulous Full Back Japanese Dragon Tattoos
This is a fabulous example of Japanese dragon tattoos in their full glory! The eastern influence cannot be denied.
Two Color Traditional Tribal Blend Japanese Dragon
Japanese Dragon tattoos like this two color image are incredible. The contrast between the tribal and detailed traditional scales really accentuates the piece.
Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoos
Themed dragon tattoos like this are colorful and draw plenty of attention.
Truly Traditional Japanese Dragon
The classic dark ink dragon looks great with colored highlights.
Detailed Shoulder Arm Colored Japanese Dragon
This beautiful serpent wares well on the upper arm and chest.
Large Scale Back Japanese Dragon Tattoos
The size and placement of this dragon is perfect to display this beast. Notice the symbolical blending of east and west cultures!
Create Movement in Your Japanese Dragon Tattoos
The shading work on this dragon almost gives it movement.
Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoos
This multiple colored masterpiece is incredible and love the use of yellow ink.
Japanese Dragon Tattoos with Softer Colored Ink
Incredible use of the soft tone colors work well, but don’t change the meaning of the art work here.
Japanese Dragon Tattoos with Mysterious Meaning
This Japanese dragon tattoo is designed with an air of mystery. Is the dragon creating havoc among the blossoms or frolicking?
Japanese Dragon Tattoos as the Center of Large Body Art
One more example here of great vibrant color and themed art work. This Japanese dragon tattoo is filled with symbolism and meaning that only the wearer knows for sure.
Shoulder Draped Japanese Dragon Tattoos
The placement and size is perfect here with great use of colored ink.
Japanese Dragon Tattoos Working with the Elements
Simple and elegant work in large scale with great detail, stunning.
Japanese Dragon Tattoo with Amazing Depth
Another great dragon tattoo with perfect shading detail work. The depth created by this tattoo artist is absolutely amazing!
Large Colorful Shoulder Back Japanese Tattoos
This colorful mischievous Japanese dragon tattoos make a great upper body piece. Is it holding it’s prize or getting ready to launch it?
Sensual Japanese Dragon Tattoos
This is a perfect use of dark ink with proper shading and highlighting to give a sensual look.