So you want to get a Dragon Tattoo? Sounds like a plan! Let’s do it! But first, we’d like you to consider a few things before we get started…
What type of Dragon Tattoo should I get?
That’s entirely up to you! We can do traditional Asian Tattoo styles and make a beautiful Asian Dragon Tattoo. But you still need to decide what type of Asian art you want. There are Korean, Japanese, Chinese, & more styles to choose from!
Don’t want an Asian style tattoo? That’s cool too. There are a number of Western dragon tattoos and fantasy tattoo art to pick from.
Your best bet is to bring some pictures in that you like and have a consultation with an artist. Our Waikiki tattoo studio, 434 Tattoo, offers free consultations and welcome any and all to come down and have a conversation.
We specialize in custom tattoos and would be happy to assist you with any questions as well as provide you with a number of resources from our flash, library of tattoo books, and pictures of our favorite artwork.
What type of head to get for your dragon tattoo?
So you’ve picked your artistic style for a dragon tattoo? That’s just the beginning! Now it’s time for you to choose the body!
Check out the work of legendary tattoo artists Ed Hardy and Horiyoshi III, who both have extensive dragon artwork projects out there. If you are lucky enough to find one of their out of print books, you can even learn from their thoughts about the meaning of these mystical creatures, which are based on the traditions and methods they learned from.
How to shade the scales on a dragon tattoo?
You’ve got the style and head, your artist is on her/his way to getting the body to flow perfectly on your body, maybe the outline is already inked, wherever you are at in the process, it’s time to think about shading!
“There are an infinite number of ways to shade dragon scales.” shares Tattoo Adam, owner of our Hawaii Tattoo Studio. From any number of color combinations to how you actually shade each scale, there are so many possibilities in creating a truly unique tattoo!
So when you’re ready to get your dragon tattoo inked, come on down! We’re ready to get you suited up!
Custom Tattooing LLC.
434 Ena Road