Chinese Dragon Tattoos and Their Meaning

Very often we see many people sporting the tattoo of a dragon on their arms or back.
The dragon is a very symbolical figure and is considered to be a very prominent in the Chinese culture.

In some cultures dragons symbolize destruction, whereas in the Chinese culture dragons dente and come across as protectors of humanity. The Chinese in fact are known and referred to as “lung de chuan ren” which means “descendants of the dragon”.  The mighty dragon is known for its good will, benevolence and intelligence.

Different forms denote different meanings:

The Horned Dragon: Mightiness



The Celestial Dragon: Protector of Celestial beings and Gods.




The Earth Dragon: Protector of the Earth.



The Treasure Dragon: Keeper of precious jewels.




The Winged Dragon: Dragon with wings.




The Hornless Dragon: Symbol of Knowledge.




The choice of dragon depends on intrinsic or extrinsic motivations of the person. Men mostly prefer fierce form of arts, and women on the other hand opt for softer forms of art like a baby dragon or so.


Some also opt for colourful and big dragon tattoos, whereas some go in for the old traditional dragons which really looks good.

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