Many people have tattoos on their skins for several reasons including marks of the persons’ status and rank, decorations for bravery, marks for sexual lures, symbols of spiritual and religious devotion, and symbols of pledges of love, fertility, amulets, punishment, and talismans. Tattoos are not just merely a symbol for a person but have much deeper connection to the mind and soul of the person.
Various tattoos have various meaning of symbols in different cultures and they all have different impacts in different societies. Tattoos are also a way of association oneself with a particular group which may include regional gangs, ethnic groups, criminal gangs or law abiding groups.
In some culture such as Māori, some people choose to wear intricate tattoos on their faces. People residing in places including Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, have the yantra tattoo on their bodies which they believe will be used for protection against evil and increase their luck. Similarly in Japanese culture, tattooing is a very common practice and one of the tattoos which are of dragons is used by a majority of locals.
In the culture of China and some parts of Japan, people used to worship dragons in order to pray for some rain and better conditions for weather for their crops’ good harvest. The Chinese Emperor was given great power over his population which allowed people to believe that he is the incarnation of dragon. Mainly in Japan, the dragon is considered as a mark of supernatural powers. The dragon represents courage, wisdom, strength, and protector of loved ones. Unlike in Western culture where dragon represents a wild animal with endless fury, Japanese people loved dragons and rapidly have their tattoos on their bodies. Some of the most amazing dragon tattoos are shown here which are liked by a majority of population in such cultures.