Chinese Dragon Tattoo
In Chinese culture, the dragon represents power, strength, and good luck. … Chinese art often depicts dragons holding a flaming pearl, which is a symbol of spirituality, wisdom, prosperity, and immortality.
Beside this, is it OK to get a Chinese dragon tattoo?
It is okay. Chinese gangsters (in the old days) have dragons, tigers tattoo and make themselves so cool. This picture do not have any racist to Chinese.
Secondly, what does a dragon tattoo symbolism?
The dragon has always had a very strong symbolic power in most countries and cultures. Though its representation varies, some of its characteristics are universal. In general dragons (and dragon tattoos) are associated with strength, wisdom, prosperity, good luck as well as masculinity.
Are dragon tattoos bad luck?
“In Chinese culture, it is unlucky to fill in the eyes of a dragon tattoo until the tattoo is completed, because [with the eyes being the window to the soul] the dragon will feel the pain of getting tattooed once its eyes are completed and its soul intact,” Le Fae says.
Dragon tattoos symbolize bravery, wisdom, and strength. Black dragons are associated with experience and wisdom. Green dragons are associated with nature, and gold dragons represent value and a variety of virtues. Blue dragons are gentle, forgiving, and benevolent, while yellow dragons are noble companions.
Japanese dragons are similar to the Chinese in that they are most often depicted as a massive serpent-like creature with no wings. The best way to distinguish between the two is to look at their toes as the Chinese have five, whereas Japanese dragons have three toes.
The color red is a symbol of toughness – If you see yourself as the tough man among your neighborhoods then getting this tattoo will complement your personality. The red is a fierce and strong color. … The dragon is a symbol of strength – The dragon is a famous mythological creature which symbolizes strength.
Red dragons can cause storms in the skies when they fight – a great idea for a fierce Japanese tattoo. White dragons come from white-gold dragons of a thousand years of age. They symbolize the South. White is the Chinese color of mourning, and these dragons are a sign of death.
According to a decription from ancient China, dragons are said to be made up of 9 different types of animals: the head of a camel, the horns of a deer, the ears of a cow, a serpentine neck, the belly of a clam, the scales of a carp, an eagle’s claws, eyes of a rabbit and the tiger’s paws.
Dragons represent both good and evil, meaning sometimes the blame for natural disasters falls on their scaley snouts. They have been considered responsible for tidal waves, floods, and harsh storms. Today, you can visit temples that were built to honor the dragons and protect China’s agriculture.
Nowadays, bodies decorated with Japanese–inspired or traditional themes are a common sight in any city. When asked whether Japanese tattoos in the West are a form of cultural appropriation, Kitamura strongly believes that: “it all comes down to respect. Japanese tattooers have always tattooed non-Japanese […].
Tattooing involves repeatedly piercing your skin’s top layer with a sharp needle covered with pigment. So getting a tattoo is generally always painful, though people may experience different levels of pain. … The most painful places to get tattooed are those with the least fat, most nerve endings, and thinnest skin.