In Japanese mythology dragons having an important part .The Japanese Dragon Tattoo is a very beautiful and colourful 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.
The common characteristics of the Japanese dragon tattoos are that it does not have wings, is serpentine, has a head of a camel, paws of a tiger, claws like an eagle, scales of a carp, long whiskers and can have a jewel below their chin.
Japanese dragon tattoos also represent:
Below there are different types of Japanese dragon tattoos, with different meanings.
Sui-Riu (King dragon) : Controller of rain
Han-Riu (Biggest dragon) : Has stripes on his body
Ka-Riu (Small dragon) : Red in colour
Fuku-Riu : Harbinger of luck
Ri-Riu (Rare breed) : Have amazing eye sight
Hai-Riyo (Dragon bird) : Most advanced form of dragon