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Incredible Dragon Tattoos

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Last time we talked about dragons we spoke about the mythological creature’s origins and how it’s older depictions were much more snake-like in nature. (You can check out our last dragon tattoo gallery here.) This time let’s talk about more modern depictions, specifically the scaly, fire-puking, winged giant lizard creatures we’re more used to seeing in D&D inspired cinema and the hit TV series Game of Thrones. The more modern dragon motifs have been prominent since J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and Silmarillion. He’s often created as the forefather of high fantasy, which is where these Medieval style of dragons tend to hail from. Unlike the East Asian dragons of yesteryear, today’s dragons are much bigger assholes, often dead set on charbroiling everything in sight because they just want to see the world burn. That being said, modern dragons aren’t nearly as popular or depicted in tattoo designs. So enjoy this dragon gallery full of East Asian inspired dragons. (How ya like dem apples?)  Read More »

Badass Dragon Tattoos

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Who doesn’t like dragons? They’re by far the most popular mythical creature ever dreamed up, with a rich historical background that have convinced many people that they may have even once been real – or at least something like dragons. The first recorded mention of a “dragon” is taken from the Iliad. Agamemnon is described as having a blue dragon symbol on his sword belt and a three-headed dragon on is breastplate. Although, to be fair, the Greek word used to dragon, δράκων drákōn, could also mean “snake”. This would also explain why so many depictions of dragons are more serpent-like in nature than how modern dragons are depicted. They often are depicted with long snake-like bodies and no wings, despite still often being able to fly according to legend. Around the same time, East Asian countries were also developing similar draconian myths. It’s unclear as to whether or not the myths originated separately from one another, but they were certainly both later influenced by each other’s ideas, creating a standardized idea of what a dragon is/was. While most people and cultures readily believe dragons have always been mythological, there are some who think they actually existed at one point in time. Claudius Aelianus, a Roman-born author wrote in his book De Natura Animalium (which roughly translates into On the Nature of Animals) that there was a species of dragon in Ethiopia who hunted elephants. There are a lot of animals that are thought to have inspired the mythical depictions ...Read More »

Checker Demon Press: Dragons/Dragoes: By Mauricio

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Courtsey of Checker Demon Press Checker Demon Press is proud to annonuce the publishing of Dragons/Dragoes: By Mauricio Hardcover book 340mm x 240mm printed on high quality paper. Limited to 1,000 copies. The book contains 80 pages of amazing black and white dragons in various mediums. Forewards by the Dutchman and Luke Atkinson…Read More »