The Japanese Dragon Tattoo is one of the most beautiful, colorful and common design chosen by tattoo lovers. The mythical and religious implications add to the appeal of the Japanese dragon tattoo. In the early ages, the dragon represented both good and evil. According to folklore, dragons were said to be used by kings to guard sacred treasures in caves.
This tattoo can be a symbol of being fearful, defensive and powerful. In Japanese culture the dragon is associated with mystical powers, strength and remarkable perception. The Japanese dragon represents supervision, good luck, freedom, being fearless and the source of wealth. It is seen that the dragon is free to roam anywhere it wishes. It can also represent the freedom of our soul and life. But according to European culture, they were usually considered dark, evil and dangerous.
There are six forms of the Japanese Dragon: Sui-Riu, Han-Riu, Ri-Riu, Ka-Riu, Fuku-Riu and Hai-Riyo. The colors of the dragons have special meaning. A dragon with a black color means the parents are very old and wise; green dragons are representative of life and of the earth; gold colored dragons mean wisdom, kindness and the ability to face challenges head on; yellow dragons represent the east and blue dragons are from the west.