by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dragon Tattoo Meanings

The dragon, derived from the Greek term ‘large serpent,’ was a prominently featured mythical creature in European and Asian folklore. In Europe, dragons were viewed as sinister beasts, slain by knights; in China, the dragon was a symbol of good fortune and prosperity. With their elaborate history, dragons have become popular tattoo designs, and, as a result, a variety of dragon designs have come into existence. If you’re interested in learning more about the meaning behind these dragon tattoo designs, read our list below!

 by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Tribal Tattoo Meanings

Tribal Tattoos were some of the earliest tattoos in human history. In ancient times, tattoos were a functional art form, used to mark tribe membership. In fact, the word tattoo comes from the Polynesian word tatau, which means ‘to mark something.’ These tattoos were also important in ancient medicinal and spiritual rituals, thought to offer unique healing benefits to tribe members.

 by Dr.Ink, Atka Tattoo, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Feathers Tattoo Meanings

Feathers are powerful symbols in multiple cultures across the world, representing freedom and our connection to nature. But feathers have a special place in North America. Native Americans believed that all parts of nature had unique spirits, and so animals were thought to have their own as well. They believed that a bird’s feathers carried the spirit of the bird that they fell from, and so feathers were often granted to successful warriors, to honour their bravery in battle. Below, we’ve put together a feather tattoo dictionary, elaborating on all of the meanings behind each of these tattoo designs. Read on, and learn about all sorts of feather symbols!

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