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The meaning behind the dragon is as fierce as the mythical creature looks itself.
In daily Chinese language the dragon is a symbol of achievement and pride, with numerous idioms and proverbs relating messages with hopes of sons transforming or becoming dragons. In a sense, they are keepers of power, strength and good luck, however, these gifts are only granted towards those who are truly worthy of them.
Along with the idea of achievement comes two interesting types of dragons I’d like to point to out: The Blue Dragon and the Yofune-nashi. The first is a guardian and protection of the zodic with a prominent display of leadership. The second, holds hidden truths and a new sense of freedom that can only be discovered by first taking the initiative to seek it out.
Of course, another important message behind the dragon rests in their primordial power. Many claim these mythical creatures to be the rules of all elements. It makes sense when you consider that they are capable of mastering fire, earth, wind and water all at the same time.
Much like the yin and yang symbol found in Chinese philosophy, the dragon can also be understood in two different ways. In Western culture, dragons are seen as strong, destructive creatures who protect their treasures. In another light, Eastern culture, most notably the Japanese, view them are benevolent forces who harness their power and make use of their wisdom to better mankind.
With that in mind, go ahead and explore these top 100 best dragon sleeve tattoo designs for men below. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of masculine inspiration for your next trip to the tattoo shop.