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Tattoo Plus
(580) 917-8224
7524 E Highway 82 Oklahoma Rdg
Lawton, OK
 
Artistic Ink
(580) 353-8287
3132 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Vintage Ink
(580) 355-4828
2908 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
A Different Drummer Tattoo Studio
(580) 357-7800
2511 Nw Sheridan Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Idol Time Tattoo Inc
(918) 836-9998
124 W Archer St
Tulsa, OK
 
Medusa'S
(580) 354-9448
1003 Sw E Ave
Lawton, OK
 
Elegant Expressions Permanent Makeup By Suzy
(580) 704-9224
2928 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK

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Altered Images Tattoo
(580) 353-7600
5525 Nw Cache Rd
Lawton, OK
 
Mainstream Tattoo And Body Piercing
(918) 245-3332
107 N Main
Sand Springs, OK
 
Ink Junky's Tatoos Studio Inc
(918) 272-9955
9200 N Garnett Rd
Owasso, OK
 
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Dragon tattoos

Dragon Tattoos -The dragon is a "classic" tattoo motif, popular with both men and women. As a tattoo design the dragon shows the profound influence that Japanese and Chinese culture have had in Western tattooing for nearly two centuries. In the Far East, the dragon represents the Four Elements - Earth, Wind, Fire and Water - and the four points of the compass - East, West, North and South - and dragons are simultaneously a symbol of Water, Earth, Underworld and Sky. The dragon is a culturally far-ranging character whose apparent bad temper should be interpreted as simply amoral, neither good nor evil. The forces of nature are not human-hearted, representing as they do the cycle of life and death, followed again by birth and renewal. Nature nurtures and nature destroys. So too, does the dragon.

By the looks of them, dragons have been around since the dawn of time. These giant, winged, fire-breathing lizards are reminiscent of the prehistoric creatures - dinosaurs, no less - that once roamed the earth millions of years ago, but the fact is, the dragon grew out of the human imagination. However, the genesis of the mighty dragon may have been helped in no small part by the discovery in China and other parts the world of the fossil remains of dinosaurs and other gigantic reptiles. The dragon came to represent both the beneficent and malevolent elements, depending on which part of the world it breathed its fiery breath.

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In China, these mythological creatures were the symbol of both the supernatural and of imperial power, residing in the heavenly realms. They were often spotted looming around thunder clouds, and became the deities of rain, producing downpours when it suited them. As shape-shifting creatures, they became so embedded in the myths and legends of Chinese culture, that the dragon is said to be the ancestor of the Chinese people. In Japan, a similar claim was made when a certain emperor declared that he was a direct descendant, himself, of the powerful and immortal dragon. It's not surprising then, that the image of the dragon appeared on the robes of the emperor, signifying the protective powers of the dragon as well as the temporal power of the emperor.

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As Dragons were said to represent the Four Elements, so the stories and myths of dragons who had dominion over Air, Water, Earth and Fire. Each of these elemental dragons had unique characteristics that had to be taken into consideration. To the Chinese, the fire-spitting dragon was principally associated with lightning , and by extension to thunder and rainmaking, which made it a symbol of fertility. All this celestial activity was how Earth and Water elements were united. Water dragons were thought to protect and act as guardians of streams, lakes, rivers and even individual pools. It was thought that dragons were able to make springs bubble from the ground.

In addition to the elemental dragons there were also unique dragons of myth, legend and lore. The...

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