Without a doubt, dragon tattoo patterns are some of the most popular styles out there. Don’t take our word for it-just go to any local beach and check out the array laid out before you. What is it about these mythical creatures that drive people into tattoo studios in droves? The following is an explanation of the phenomenon of the dragon tattoo, and why it’s become so popular in the past decade.
First, it’s important to look at the beast behind the design. Amazingly, dragons are embedded in cultures throughout the world. In studying ancient civilizations, one comes across the dragon in one form or another in European, Oriental, and Iranian tradition. The dragon certainly has some grounding in real life. Look no further than monitor lizards or other scaly serpents and you’ll find real world examples. How the dragon became so ubiquitous in cultures across the globe may be a mystery, but it is certainly a testament to how powerful and appealing these mythical creatures are. No matter who you are or where your ancestors came from, a dragon can fit into the way you define yourself.