Dragons had warlike qualities; they were powerful, protective, and fearsome so they were loved for their qualities. Asian, Europeans etc. every culture having own definition for dragon tattoos. The Differences also exists in Asian Dragons, The Chinese dragons have five claws, the Japanese dragons have four claws, and the Vietnamese dragons have only three. The Chinese boast that their dragon is a true dragon that why their dragon tattoos have more no of claws than others.In Japanese mythology dragons having an important part .The Japanese Dragon Tattoo is a very beautiful and colorful tattoo design and very symbolic with attractive qualities.
They represents the meaning of good luck, source of wealth, freedom and being fearless. In the Japan, dragons are water deity. So, mostly Japanese tattoos are inked in the clouds. According to belief of Japanese, that the first Emperor of Japan is a descendant of the dragons. Very often, dragon tattoos in Japan are made as a representation of protection of the royal family of Japan. In Chinese culture, the dragons are considered the governors of rain, where and when the rain falls. In Chinese Festivals, Dragons play an important role and the dragon dance has a long history. They even consider themselves “the descendants of the dragon” and presence of dragons is richly involved in their culture, which represent grand power .In Chinese culture, mid-spring is the season of the Dragon, its direction is east-southeast, and its fixed element is wood. Korean dragon tales are less in number than Chinese and Japanese. The one and most popular story is about a poor fisherman who caught a Carp, and the Carp begged for its life. The fisherman obliged, and the Carp was sons of the Dragon King, so the fisherman was rewarded. There are some other Dragons includes in Asian Dragons: Vietnamese Dragons & Hindu Dragons.