Amazing dragon tattoo on the side. Girls with dragon tattoos look hot! dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional

16 Fantastic Dragon Tattoos

Of course, dragon tattoos are a classic. But they are still worth a look, especially when they are gorgeously done.

jentheripper in Tattoo Ideas

Dragons are a mystery. They are one of the only mystical animals that can be found in some many different cultures, with the same descriptions and yet, no proofs of existence. Are they a memory of dinosaurs? Or of real monsters existing until the Middle Age?

We can't say, but what is certain is that they fascinate us. The oldest representations of dragons are coming from Asia and, therefore, dragon tattoos are heavily found in Japanese traditional style, swaying massively on irezumis and big Asian style tattoos. But they are also a very strong element of Western culture- in ancient mythologies, but mostly in the Middle Age where knights were fighting dragons and wizards such as Merlin were taming them. These dragons were mixing pagan legends with the Christian Devil, leading to a huge presence in fantasy and its use in popular culture. 

You can now commonly find dragons in movie adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien, TV serie Game of Thrones, as well as many animation movies which are adored both by children and adults. These adults, indeed, are coveting modern dragon tattoos. But they require skills. Their serpentine design need a perfect placement, playing with the shapes of the muscles and body. Dragon tattoos also full of details (all tattoo apprentices can tell you about the oh-so dreaded scales...) that need experience and technique. Dragons are powerful and mystic, but they are also the pride of experienced tattoo masters. Don't expect to get a dragon tattoo at bargain rates if you truly want a kick-ass dragon tattoo! Take your time, and select the best artists. But meanwhile, I can offer treats for your eyes with these fantastic dragon tattoos.

We needed to start with this epic Japanese traditional dragon by master Shige. Dragon tattoos look awesome as full backpieces! dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional Shige backpiece
We needed to start with this epic Japanese traditional dragon by master Shige. Dragon tattoos look awesome as full backpieces! #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #Shige #backpiece
Terrific piece by Teresa Sharpe dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional TeresaSharpe
Terrific piece by Teresa Sharpe #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #TeresaSharpe
Totally BADASS backpiece by realism master Luka Lajoie. Backpiece dragon tattoos are epic! dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional backpiece LukaLajole
Totally BADASS backpiece by realism master Luka Lajoie. Backpiece dragon tattoos are epic! #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #backpiece #LukaLajole
Remember the dragon from movie (and book) NeverEnding Story? This lovely dragon by Konstanze K seems to be inspired by it, don't you think? dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional KonstanzeK
Remember the dragon from movie (and book) NeverEnding Story? This lovely dragon by Konstanze K seems to be inspired by it, don't you think? #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #KonstanzeK
This one with watercolor effects is closer to Spirited Away's Haku, also by Konstanze K dragon dragontattoo watercolor japanese watercolordragon
This one with watercolor effects is closer to Spirited Away's Haku, also by Konstanze K #dragon #dragontattoo #watercolor #japanese #watercolordragon

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This epic backpiece by Kevin Dickinson will please the fans of Game of Thrones and also the fans of dragon tattoos dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional gameofthrones backpiece KevinDickinson
This epic backpiece by Kevin Dickinson will please the fans of Game of Thrones and also the fans of dragon tattoos #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #gameofthrones #backpiece #KevinDickinson
Another gorgeous backpiece example of dragon tattoos by Jeff Gogue dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional JeffGogue backpiece
Another gorgeous backpiece example of dragon tattoos by Jeff Gogue #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #JeffGogue #backpiece
Side piece by Jay Freestyle dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional JayFreestyle
Side piece by Jay Freestyle #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #JayFreestyle
A more traditional one, but still sumptuous by Brazilian tattoo master Ivan Szazi. Dragon tattoos also look super nice on the side. dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional IvanSzazi
A more traditional one, but still sumptuous by Brazilian tattoo master Ivan Szazi. Dragon tattoos also look super nice on the side. #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #IvanSzazi
The colorful anime vision of Issa. Dragon tattoos definitely make a statement. dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional anime Issa
The colorful anime vision of Issa. Dragon tattoos definitely make a statement. #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #anime #Issa
Killer blackwork shoulder piece by Evgeny Kopanov! dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional blackwork EvgenyKopanov
Killer blackwork shoulder piece by Evgeny Kopanov! #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #blackwork #EvgenyKopanov
Amazing tattoo by East Ching. Back placement is the most popular for the dragon tattoos. dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional EastChing backpiece
Amazing tattoo by East Ching. Back placement is the most popular for the dragon tattoos. #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #EastChing #backpiece
Impressive one by Dawei Zhang dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional backpiece blackwork DaweiZhang
Impressive one by Dawei Zhang #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #backpiece #blackwork #DaweiZhang
The work of Carlos Torres is always a success dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional CarlosTorres blackandgrey
The work of Carlos Torres is always a success #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #CarlosTorres #blackandgrey
Dragon and its eye, cool tattoo by Andre Zechmann. Dragon tattoos can also have a focus on details, such as an eye. dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional dragoneye eye
Dragon and its eye, cool tattoo by Andre Zechmann. Dragon tattoos can also have a focus on details, such as an eye. #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #dragoneye #eye
Tattooed model Airica Michelle by Hugo V Photography, showing her dragon side tattoo by Jim Sylvia. dragon dragontattoo traditional japanese japanesetraditional JimSylvia AiricaMichelle tattooedmodel
Tattooed model Airica Michelle by Hugo V Photography, showing her dragon side tattoo by Jim Sylvia. #dragon #dragontattoo #traditional #japanese #japanesetraditional #JimSylvia #AiricaMichelle #tattooedmodel

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