Japanese Dragon Tattoos

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

This great dragon tattoo uses the chest for the focal point, with dark ink and shading work.
Large Scale Japanese Dragon Tattoos

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Dark Ink Full Back Japanese Dragon

This full back work of art shows the shading; dark ink can give a very menacing look.

Dark Ink Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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.

Winged Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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.

Draped Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Stunning Sleeve Japanese Dragon

The arm is a perfect way to showcase your serpents color and detail work.

Sleeve Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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.

Black Ink Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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 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.

Fabulous Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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.

Tribal Blend Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoos

Themed dragon tattoos like this are colorful and draw plenty of attention.

Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Truly Traditional Japanese Dragon

The classic dark ink dragon looks great with colored highlights.

Traditional Japanese Dragon

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Detailed Shoulder Arm Colored Japanese Dragon

This beautiful serpent wares well on the upper arm and chest.

Colored Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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!

Back Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Create Movement in Your Japanese Dragon Tattoos

The shading work on this dragon almost gives it movement.

Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoos

This multiple colored masterpiece is incredible and love the use of yellow ink.

Themed Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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 Tattoo

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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?

Mysterious Meaning Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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.

Artistic Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Shoulder Draped Japanese Dragon Tattoos

The placement and size is perfect here with great use of colored ink.

Shoulder Draped Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Japanese Dragon Tattoos Working with the Elements

Simple and elegant work in large scale with great detail, stunning.

Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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!

Detailed Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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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?

Large Colorful Japanese Dragon Tattoo

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Sensual Japanese Dragon Tattoos

This is a perfect use of dark ink with proper shading and highlighting to give a sensual look.

Sensual Japanese Dragon Tattoos

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