"The meaning of dragon tattoo"
"Chinese dragon tattoos" are believed to symbolize 'harmony', 'intelligence', 'lucky charm', 'health', etc. A Chinese dragon looks like a snake, has scaly body, clawed legs and has no wings. A dragon is called as 'Lung' in 'Chinese' and these dragons represent power and mystery. A Chinese dragon tattoo may depict different meanings with different colors and designs. An Earth dragon is called as 'Ti-luns' and is said to control rivers and other water sources on the Earth, while a yellow dragon is known for having scholarly knowledge. A spiritual dragon is known as 'Shen-lung' which is said to control rain and wind on the Earth. Thus, you can go for a Chinese dragon tattoo with the meaning that appeals to you the most.
Similar to Chinese dragons, there are various types of "Japanese dragons". A dragon has always had a very significant place in 'Japanese' myths. The physical features of a Japanese dragon include, tiger like paws, no wings, long whiskers, serpentine look, etc. The color of these dragons are associated with the nature of the parents of the tattoo bearer. A 'golden' colored Japanese tattoo depicts, that the parents of that person are compassionate, strong and wise, while a 'black' colored dragon represents wisdom. 'Ka-Riu' (red dragon, small in size), 'Sui-Riu' (a dragon that has control over rain), 'Han-Riu' (largest dragon), etc are some of the types of Japanese dragons. Since, Japanese people consider dragon to be their water deity, most of these dragons are drawn with designs of clouds. Many of these dragon tattoos symbolize, longevity and power.
"Tribal dragon tattoos" are always in demand because of the design and form. These can symbolize different meanings, which would also depend upon the form used. As per the old folk tales, the kings used the dragons to guard the treasures; which were hidden in the caves. It was also rumored that only those who could overpower the dragons could obviously claim the treasures.