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Chinese dragon tattoo design by shaneandhisdog Chinese dragon tattoo design by shaneandhisdog
Pitt pen and pencil

I get a LOT of requests from people asking for permission to get this design tattooed, so to save anybody else the trouble of asking just go ahead! I only ask that you give credit where it's due and send me a photo of the completed piece if you feel like it. Obviously don't try to make money out of it without my permission, that would just be mean,

*Update - ~Hikair liked this design enough to actually get it tattooed! Thanks again!

Check out a photo here.
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Estuardough Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Very impressive. I love the texture that it has.
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jevfry Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Artist
hi shaneandhisdog, i really like your dragon sketch.. i'm planning to get it tattoed on my back.. :D

on your caption you put link of hikair tattoo, but it cant be open.. i really appreciate if you could send me this sketch get tattoed for real..
 you can send me a picture of hikair tattoo by email..

thanks
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Flash0202 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
I just finished getting this tattooed on my ribs. All in color after 10 hours and 3 sittings. Simply awesome! How can I post a picture?
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ShaneMadeArt Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,  Glad you liked it enough to get it tattooed!  Just upload a pic to your DA gallery and I'll put a link in the description.
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JEFFLOYD Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
this is immense, i love the clever idea for a tattoo and the dragon itself is epic
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YeOlDragonMaster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been looking all over for a good tattoo design, and this is the one I like most. :]
I'll be getting it done around January and will gladly give you credit and post many pictures. ^__^

Amazing job man.<3
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primero Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
That is amazing! Really great work :)
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WolfdragonD Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
this shyt is the bomb
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Mizkatt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wauw, that's one hell of an awesome dragon tattoo!! Sorry for the language.. But it is!
I really love the coloring of both the skin and the dragon. It seems so... realistic?
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magdalena6 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i think i'm gonna have this as a tattoo :D its fucking awesome!
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kmfader Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional Writer
I'm getting this tattoo'ed on me tonight. I'll be sure to send you a picture!
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8agatka9 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing !!!! I love chinese dragon !!!
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VittoriaE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could I ask a design favor? Artist to artist? I dn't want anyone else to have this tattoo bt I cnt seem to get it right myself. so for the actual specs could you msg me? If I like it, I'll most certainly take a picture of it and give the cred to you.
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lollipop-phantom Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Nice design, ii was talking to my father and we was talking about tattoos, he was telling meh about his friend being able to do any tattoo because he is one of the best five tattoo artist (world or US? ii am not sure) and lucky to know the man, and so ii am thinking about getting this tattoo ii promise to post a photo of it when it's done, if ii get it. This design rocks :) P.S. If ii have it done and get asked about the artist promise to give the design credit to you ^w^
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koolwave Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
looking to get this tatted on me this weekend thanks
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SONICFAN18 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
um doood thats awesome^^ :drool:... um.. did you mind if get this tattoed
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Darmil Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
awesome! i like it so much.. i want it at my back :love:
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Bonesyboy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Awesome dragon







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MagarahTezerra Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Isn't it painful to get a tattoo on any boney place on your body? I'm planning on getting one one my back, and then one on my forehead... D:
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sarkki88 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
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WOW, really amazing.. Thinking of getting this awesome design tattooed if that's okey with you?
:)
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
I'm flattered that you like it so much. Feel free to have it tattooed, I'd love to see a photo of the finished piece.
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sarkki88 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
I'll have it changed a bit but I'll upload the results when it's done :)
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MitakoBG Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009   Interface Designer
hehe, amazing draw ;)
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mindpainting Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
cool work i used to work in a tattoo shop and people would bring this one in a bunch i know at least one of the kids got it tattooed
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L0nn Featured By Owner May 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
Beautifull :D
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GFXMueCKe Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Really like it. I look for a Tattoo like that, but cant find anyone, who draw it for me. But this is really great!
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kaoz22 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
This design is simply.... mindblowing!!
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myangel28 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
great work on the detail in the scales.
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
Glad you like, I can remember they were particularly tedious to draw.
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Hikair Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Alright, just to let you know, I got this tattoo instead of the other one. It's not done quite yet (needed to do 2 sittings due to lack of money), but it is truly awesome. I could send u some pics of it so far if you want, I'll probably post all of the ones I'm getting done.
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
That would be amazing!

I'm so flattered you like this drawing enough to look at it everyday in the mirror on your own skin - truly an unmatchable tribute.

Thank you.

If you post the photos as Deviations I'd be glad to link to them from this page.
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Hikair Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Ok, so I finally got the tat finished. Took a while to get the cash together and the time (like 3 hrs. total). Here it is!

[link]
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Hikair Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
Alright, that would be sweet! And really, thank you for the art. Your welcome for the compliment, too, lol. This is an amazing piece; a real dream tattoo for me. The line work is done, but the shading isn't so far - cash reasons, lol - so it won't be up for a few weeks, because I don't want to share an unfinished piece, but when its done, Ill take some pics, post it, and let you know. Thank you very much!
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Orange-Ninja Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! ^^
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Hikair Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
This is the most amazing dragon picture I have ever seen. It fuckin rocks! I'm getting a dragon tattoo tomorrow, but its a lot simpler than this. This would cost too much, lol. Maybe I'll ask him about it...see if he could match the price by downsizing it...But man, this shit is sick! Awesome work.
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
As you like this so much I'll pop it back into my main gallery, thanks for the great comment.
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Hikair Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
lol it should have been there in the first place.
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arch-angellus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude...
Fantastic!!
Amazing congratulationss
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Cheers, maybe one day I'll actually post some recent stuff!
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arch-angellus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats ok !!
I'll come back in you gallery!!
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Shippygirl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Love the details.
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Zyankali Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, a very nice design :) great details and u managed to maintain the proportions while twisting through the paper/skin... my only CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is: the paper/skin at the tail is burst in the wrong direction, shouldn't it go inwards ? it would also look cool i think on the skin.

that is if the dragon didn't just hit the reverse gear.
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
I see what you mean but I had in mind that the dragon had burst through the surface at one point, and then thrust his tail out through the same hole and back in again, almost in a weaving motion. But I can see why this pic could be confusing!

Thanks fo rthe crit.
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Zyenthillias Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Wow, what a dynamic pose!! The level of detail in this is amazing! Holds the viewer's attention much longer with so many small/large, light/dark, and smooth/sharp shapes to take in! I like how you've varied the size and density of the scales towards the end of the tail and the limbs! My only suggestion would be to stress the darker values in the dragon so that the viewer doesn't get lost in all of the detail. Otherwise it's an excellent piece! I love how it appears to be intertwined as well as ripping through the paper (or skin, if that was actually used as a tattoo like you'd hoped)! Great work here!
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shaneandhisdog Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Thanks for the great comment. I'm glad the detail isn't too overpowering and actually adds to the piece.
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Zyenthillias Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
You're welcome!
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic dragon the detail and deffinition take my breath away very well done
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Kasjac Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
I hope he did get it done looks fantastic, did you or anyone else ever colour it, as I am looking for a colour dragon for left side of my chest, already have a shaded one on the right, love it crossover trad chinese and fantasy. Sorry only new to deviant not sure on proper way to request things like this
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