A review of current tribal dragon tattoos via images and galleries shows tribal dragon tattoos with wings. If you know you’re Dragons, then you are already aware that almost all oriental dragons are devoid of wings. However the style of tribal art and the use of wings highly complement each other. A person, who is an admirer of oriental dragons, will need to do some careful design planning if looking for oriental tribal dragon tattoos and designs. For that reason, this article will explore dragons that reportedly have wings and the dragon’s meaning or role historically. Note: Oriental dragons are considered benevolent while all other dragons are considered malevolent. The positioning of the dragon also indicates the dragon’s intentions; upward facing equals good, downward facing equates to the opposite.
Now for some notable dragons with wings that lend themselves to tribal dragon tattoos:
Ajatar – If shopping for evil tribal dragon tattoos, Ajatar is the mother of them all. She is found in Finnish mythology and is described as the mother of the devil and nourishes growing evil dragons for the devil. Ajatar presents infinite possibilities for tribal dragon tattoos. Here’s why; first she is an evil demon in human form that lives in the woods. She manifests herself as a snake or dragon. As a dragon, images depict her with wings. She is designed either in her manifested form or as her demon form. In addition, some images combine the demon and dragon form; presenting with a human body with dragon features. This tattoo would wear well on the chest or back, possibly an arm or leg for men or for women.
European Dragons – This is really a general category; for dragon scholars have divided dragons in two categories, European and Oriental. European dragons are probably the perfect specimen for tribal dragon tattoos. These dragons are the type most often seen in fairy tales and other western mythology. They differ from oriental dragons in that their body shape is stout rather than serpent like. They have four legs and wings that imitate that of the bat. Unlike Ajatar mentioned above, European dragons are not always malevolent. Popular fictional literature has made them more neutral in their disposition. Additionally, popular culture has also commonly illustrated European dragons with flames pouring from their mouth; this looks terrific in the tribal dragon tattoos. The European dragon has four legs like the red dragon depicted on the flag of Wales or they have two legs, in which case they are known as Wyvern. When looking through galleries, images and such for tribal dragon tattoo ideas, choose a beast with four legs as opposed to the Wyvern with two.
While most European dragons are considered malevolent, take into consideration that dragon mythology continues to evolve. No longer are western dragons all malevolent. They have been written about in modern times as coming to the aid of man in this modern age.
When shopping designs for tribal dragon tattoos, whether it be because you just think they are awesome or because you want some meaning, consider the western dragon that possesses the features that will complement the tribal art tattoo style.