Dragon skull tattoos would be a mix of the dragon, whether Chinese/Japanese or medieval, and of skulls and skeletons. Both of them can be used to show fearlessness and intimidation. Skull tattoos represent the harsh reality of death, and the physical decay of the body. Dragon tattoos have tons of meanings, such as perseverance, loyalty, power, courage, bravery, and honor. Here are some design ideas for dragon skull tattoos.
Dragon skull tattoo design of a dragon’s skull. The simplest way to combine dragons and skulls in a tattoo is to create a tattoo design of a dragon’s skull. Make your dragon a Chinese dragon or a medieval dragon. The dragon skull would have the nose of a dragon, the horns of a dragon, and any distinguishing mark so that everyone looking at the tattoo knows it is a dragon’s skull.
Dragon skull tattoo of a dragon chomping on a skull. This dragon skull tattoo could be intimidating, or just plain cute and silly. Create a tattoo design of a dragon. Make it any color, size, and personality you want the dragon to have. A cute dragon would be small and have big innocent eyes. An intimidating dragon would have beady, evil eyes, with claws that are long and sharp. A cute dragon might have small wings, whereas an intimidating dragon would have large, powerful wings. Or, you can just have a goofy cartoon type dragon. Either way, have your dragon chewing on a skull of a human that was the dragon’s lunch. For silliness, have the skull at the foot of the dragon, and the dragon picking the “meat” out of his teeth with a different skeleton bone.
Dragon skull tattoo design including the four elements. In Chinese lore, dragons often represented the four elements: earth, fire, air, and water. Choose your element, and create a dragon skull tattoo design from it.
Earth Dragon: Create a brown colored dragon. It should be a Chinese dragon, but really it could be any dragon of your making. This is your art, your tattoo. With the dragon could be a skull that is partially buried beneath the ground. You could even have the tombstone marking the grave for the skull if you wanted. The dragon could be digging the skull out of the dirt.
Fire dragon: This dragon should be a bright red color. Mix in some orange for added color. The skull could have flames bursting from the mouth and eye sockets. Or, you could have the skull floating in lava and the dragon wrapped around a volcano. You could have the dragon breathing fire on the skull and causing the flames to burst from it.
Air dragon: This dragon could be a white color, and should be in flight. You can have clouds in the tattoo to help portray the flying dragon. The skull could be clutched in the dragon’s claw, the breeze blowing through the mouth and eye sockets.
Water dragon: This dragon should be blue. You can have it swimming through water, or have rain pouring down from the dragon’s body. The skull could have water pouring from the eye sockets and mouth, or could buried at the bottom of the river you have the dragon swimming through.
Dragon skull tattoo designs of dragons guarding treasure. Many legends, from both Chinese lore and medieval stories, depict dragons as guardians of treasure hordes. It was believed that dragons were greedy for treasure and would kill anyone who tried to steal it. Have you read The Hobbit? Create a dragon skull tattoo design of a dragon surrounded by his horde of treasure. The skull could be a part of the skeleton, the human the dragon killed in retaliation for trying to take his shiny goodies. Another idea could have the dragon hugging the skull. The eyes of the skull could be giant rubies, or sitting on the head of the skull could be a king’s golden crown.
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