If you wanted to express great power, why not choose to have a Celtic dragon tattoo design. It is popularly inked on the different contours of the body like at the back with a larger size or you can have it as a arm band or all the way up from your ankle to your legs and from your distal to the upper arm. It comes with a multiplicity of forms and designs depending on how you visualize a dragon. It can be jade, tribal or Celtic. Particularly, Celtic Dragon tattoo design is a complex tattoo which commonly comes with their well-known feature that has pointed tooth, large and scaly skin, fire-breathing and fiery eyes.

Celtic culture doesn’t include Dragons on their myths but somewhere in the legends of Irish people comes in great books the medieval story of the red and white dragons. One represents Britain and the other is the invading nation. The red dragon that is said to be the protector of Wales fought to defend its land to the invading Saxons which is embodied by the white dragon. At the end, the red dragon dragged the white one back into the ocean and restored peace on their land. It was then that the King of Briton took the red dragon as a symbolism of his leadership. Still, it is used as a part of the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales as for them it symbolizes war.

In the present, the design had taken modernization but its meaning still remains as it is. It still symbolizes courage and great power for others. Because of many mythological stories that brought the dragons alive in animation, each of us have different ideas of what a dragon really is. And because it is sometimes associated with snakes and serpents, it is viewed as a representation of fire and evil. But for others, like the Chinese, they took dragon as a symbolism of their wisdom and surreal beauty.

The Celtic societies also believed that dragons also have a connection with the Earth’s magnetism and healing powers. They even put up a sacred stone where in they believed that the body of the dragon is still there. In other views, they termed dragons to be compassionate nature that can divine the future, possess power, has a gift of vision, wisdom and has the ability to prophesy.

Nowadays, it is viewed by others that when you have a tattoo patterned as a dragon you are depicting a bad characteristic which is most likely misinterpretation of its real meaning.

Source by John J. Phillips