Port City Tattoo is known for their diversity in style and techniques of tattooing. We are also widely known for creating the best dragon tattoos in Orange County and Los Angeles, and have perfected the art of this style of tattooing. From discrete and simplistic dragon tattoo designs, to awe-inspiring dragon tattoos that cover a huge portion of the body, our Orange County and Long Beach Tattoo Artists can work with you on any concept or idea.
Whether you have a hankering to get a dragon tattoo at our Long Beach or Costa Mesa Tattoo Shop, or an Asian inspired tattoo, a portrait, or prefer to go for a traditional tattoo, our skilled Port City Tattoo artists can deliver it all. Our highly talented staff at our Port City tattoo shops can reference a picture or drawing, or we can free-hand a custom sketch based on the description of tattoo you’re trying to go for. We also welcome all guests that visit our Port City Tattoo Shop and peruse our huge catalog of Artist Portfolios to see if something catches your eye.
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Port City Tattoo has two locations, our original tattoo shop in Long Beach and our sister tattoo shop in Costa Mesa. Both locations are convenient to all of Los Angeles county and Orange County. Travel a little further for the best that LA has to offer. You can’t let a thing like distance come between you and quality tattooing!!
Cosmically bold, interesting and sure to turn heads, Port City’s expertly inked Dragon Tattoos are increasingly popular and are thick with symbolism and meaning. As with any art form that has stood the test of time and culture, tattooing continues to evolve, but the basics remain the same. Port City Tattoo makes it a point to deliver the best dragon tattoos in Orange County and Los Angeles.
In Greek the work ‘Dragon’ translates to ‘huge serpent’ or ‘one who sees clearly’. Dragon Tattoos have strong ties to several cultures that stretch across the globe. From European folklore to Middle Eastern myths to deeply symbolic Asian influences, dragon tattoos are cloaked in mystery making it a very popular tattoo centuries later.
Some popular Dragon Tattoos that are solid designs for all ages.
Probably the most popular of the dragon tattoos is the Asian Dragon Tattoo or Japanese inspired dragon tattoo. Dragons are woven into Asian culture and can be seen adorning the arms and full bodies of those that believe in their cultural significance. The meaning of each image varies, depending on the elements that are incorporated into the design. It is a Water animal and usually symbolizes the Sub-conscious and Mediation, as well as being a symbol of Masculinity, Strength, Power, and the primal forces of Nature and the Universe.
Most images of dragons and serpents show them as mortal enemies, although they are linked in origin and myth. There are several differences between the two.. serpents are associated with the healing powers of the Gods, while dragons are driven by the primal forces of Nature and the natural elements. In a sense, Dragon and Serpent tattoos symbolize the conflict between Science and Superstition, the Modern versus the Traditional.
Our tattoo family is just as important to us as our beloved clients. That’s why Port City Tattoo goes above and beyond to only hire the very best tattooists from all over the world. Our expert tattoo artists each have over ten years of experience in a wide variety of tattooing techniques. Some of the styles of tattoos that we offer at Port City Tattoo include black and gray, Sacred Geometry Tattoo Designs, Portraits, Dragon Tattoos, Traditional Tattoos, Realistic Ink, Japanese designs and lettering, Koi Fish, amongst a catalog of others. We have a total of eight artists on staff at any given time. Come in and we’ll set you up with the artist that best compliments your style.
Additionally, if you are feeling a little adventurous and have a concept, but no visual aid to reference, our Port City Tattoo Artists can help you describe your idea accurately and then sketch it out for you. Upon your thumbs-up we then begin the process of making it a permanent masterpiece on your skin. Get the artistry your body deserves, come to Port City Tattoo in either Long Beach or Costa Mesa for all of your Dragon Tattooing needs.
All of Port City’s Dragon Tattoos deliver a unique look. Our dragon tattoos all hold significant meaning, which has made them the trendy fixtures of tattoo art in the United States as well as the East. Visit one of our award winning tattoo shops in Long Beach or Costa Mesa today and get inked by the best in the Southwest.
Port City is Proud to extend its dragon tattooing services to following cities :
Costa Mesa • Long Beach • Downey • Huntington Beach • Redondo Beach • Hermosa Beach • Anaheim • Santa Ana • Orange County • Orange • Torrance • Irvine • Tustin • Lakewood • Cypress • Newport Beach • Seal Beach • Los Alamitos • Garden Grove • Westminster • San Pedro • Signal Hill • Fullerton • Buena Park • Mission Viejo • Carson • Fountain Valley • La Palma • Cerritos • Compton • Rossmoor • Bellflower • Stanton • Laguna Hills • Lake Forest • Gardena • Lawndale • Palos Verdes • Lomita • Paramount • Laguna Beach • San Joaquin Hills • Manhattan Beach • Norwalk • La Mirada • Lynwood • South Gate • Whittier • Pico Rivera • Yorba Linda • Santa Fe Springs • Dana Point • Corona Del Mar • Torrance