The dragon tattoo symbols protection, power, freedom and wisdom. It also has fearsome and warlike qualities. There are many places where people inked tattoos on body , one of them is Shoulder .Shoulder dragon tattoos are very common specially in man tattoos.
Mostly men inked tattoos on their shoulders.It is unusual to see full body tattoos among the Chinese.These types of tattoos usually have other symbols then just dragons. At one time, members of the Mafia wore these full body tattoos and were illegal to have at one time in Chinese history.