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Why Wear A Dragon?
Some people identify with Dragons based on the Asian zodiacs. The Year of the Dragon comes once every twelve years. It is considered a most auspicious year, and more babies are born during Dragon Years than in any of the other eleven animal years. Dragons are symbolic of good luck, health, strength and harmony.

The mythologies about dragons are found in both Eastern and Western cultures. In the East, dragons are wise and benevolent creatures, symbolic of elements or natural forces. In Europe, dragons were often part of a curse or blight upon a land, the subject of conquest for knights on a quest. They were often depicted as hoarding jewels or breathing fire against a foe in battle. In modern myth, dragons can also be found as part of science fiction and fantasy stories and images.

Asian Dragon Mythology

In Chinese mythology, the dragon is the symbol of masculine yang energy, often correlated with rivers and rain. The Imperial Dragon is recognizable by his fifth claw (ordinary dragons have four claws). The five claws in turn symbolize the dragon's ability to move in all four directions (north, east, south, west) simultaneously, while still staying connected to center and being present. In Japanese myth, there are said to be nine different types of dragon, but in Chinenese mythology, they only have three types.

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About Dragon Tattoos
Dragon Tattoos
Whether it's a Japanese dragon swirling down an arm, a medieval dragon battling a wizard across an entire back piece or a tribal dragon design wrapping an ankle, these mythological creatures are represented in all the major tattoo styles.
Dragon Tattoos
Whether perceived as creatures of air, fire, land or water, dragons are popular across all styles of tattoo designs.
Dragon Tattoos
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Dragon tattoos - what do they mean?
The dragon is a ‘classic’ tattoo motif, popular with men and women, and shows the profound influence of Japanese and Chinese culture in Western tattooing.
What do dragon tattoos symbolize?
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The History of The Dragons and why Dragon Tattoos Are So Popular
The many depictions of dragons are incredibly diverse and complex. No other creature in mythology has appeared in so many cultures from such remote parts of the world! Do Some Dragon Research
Dragon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The dragon is a mythical creature typically depicted as a gigantic and powerful serpent or other reptile with magical or spiritual qualities.
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