Dragon

Tattoo artist: Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

The word Dragon is derived from a Greek word which literally translates into 'huge serpent' and 'one who sees clearly', as well as the Latin word draconem (huge serpent). The creature has strong ties with several cultures worldwide, from European folklore and Middle Eastern mythologies to Asian influences. 

In European folklore, dragons were seen as a evil creatures that had to be slain by a noble knight. Stories abound of the legends of dragon slayers and serpent killers like Beowulf, the Archangel Michael, and Tristan. Dragon folklore appear in Jewish and Christian in the form of a serpent and killing a dragon is often interpreted as defeating Satan. 

Tattoo by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dragon Tattoo Meanings

The dragon, derived from the Greek term ‘large serpent,’ was a prominently featured mythical creature in European and Asian folklore. In Europe, dragons were viewed as sinister beasts, slain by knights; in China, the dragon was a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. With their elaborate history, dragons have become popular tattoo designs, and, as a result, a variety of dragon designs have come into existence. If you’re interested in learning more about the meaning behind these dragon tattoo designs, read our list below!

Tattoo by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dragon Tattoo Meanings

The dragon, derived from the Greek term ‘large serpent,’ was a prominently featured mythical creature in European and Asian folklore. In Europe, dragons were viewed as sinister beasts, slain by knights; in China, the dragon was a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. With their elaborate history, dragons have become popular tattoo designs, and, as a result, a variety of dragon designs have come into existence. If you’re interested in learning more about the meaning behind these dragon tattoo designs, read our list below!

 by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dragon Tattoo Meanings

The dragon, derived from the Greek term ‘large serpent,’ was a prominently featured mythical creature in European and Asian folklore. In Europe, dragons were viewed as sinister beasts, slain by knights; in China, the dragon was a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. With their elaborate history, dragons have become popular tattoo designs, and, as a result, a variety of dragon designs have come into existence. If you’re interested in learning more about the meaning behind these dragon tattoo designs, read our list below!

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