The Japanese Dragon Tattoo is a very beautiful and colorful and very symbolic tattoo design, with its origins in myths and folklore. It is also very mystical, which adds to the appeal of the Japanese dragon tattoo. Over the centuries, since Egyptian times, the dragon has represented both good and evil. However, the appeal of the Japanese dragon, in addition to its stunning beauty, is that it represents good luck and the source of wealth. The Japanese dragon also represents the meaning of freedom and courage, both very attractive qualities.
In the Greek language, the dragon comes from draca, which means snake.
Like the angel, the Japanese dragon also has the meaning of guardianship, providing a protective force over those with whom it was associated. Other meanings associated with the Japanese dragon are strength and power. In Japanese culture, the dragon is associated with supernatural powers and amazing wisdom.
There are six forms of the Japanese dragon. Are:
Sui-Riu is the Dragon King and is in control of the rain. Therefore, in this dry season, he is almighty!
Han-Riu has many stripes on his body and is up to twelve meters long. One of the largest dragons.
The Ri-Riu dragon is a rare breed that is not well understood. However, they are known to have astonishing eyesight.
Ka-Riu is bright red and a small dragon compared to the others.
Fuku-Riu is the favorite dragon of many people, as it is the dragon of luck.
Hai-Riyo is known as the dragon bird and the most advanced form of dragon. It evolved from Chinese mythology.
The colors of dragons have a special meaning, which are based on their parents. For example, a black dragon means that its parents are very old and wise. Green dragons are smaller than average, but they are representative of life and the earth. Gold colored dragons are special because they have many special attributes such as wisdom, kindness, and the ability to face challenges head on.
The yellow dragons represent the east. They are great companions when you need a hand, but can be self-absorbed at times. Blue dragons are from the west. They are forgiving and compassionate, but on the downside they can be lazy and uncaring when it suits them.
Finding the right Japanese tattoo design for you can be quite overwhelming. Check out all the free sites on the net for as many ideas as you can. Just remember that many other people have done the same to get ideas. For example, last month, more than 41,000 people searched Yahoo! Apparently about 8 times that amount queries Google for the same search term. Then there is MSN and the other search engines. So a lot of people see the same free designs as you. If you want original Japanese dragon tattoo designs, it is recommended that you consult books or other sources of tattoo designs that are not freely available. I have reviewed three galleries of Japanese dragon tattoos on the internet that have 3500 to 6000 different designs, so you will have no trouble finding what you are looking for.