Friday, January 25, 2013


My mom has a dragon tattoo, and she is not the only person who has one.  It turns out that a dragon is a very popular thing to get tattooed on yourself.  The reason for this might be because of the power and magic and energy of dragons.  They represent all kinds of cool things, as I have been telling you during this whole Year of the Dragon.  Mom got her dragon tattoo because she was born in a Dragon year, and she thought the tattoo would be fun to have, and that it would bring her good fortune.  Except that right after she got it, Gabe died, which was not very fortunate.  But we have all had some better fortune since then, so that's good.

Mom's dragon tattoo

Anyway, there are many kinds of dragon tattoos, and many places you can put them on your body.  Some people just get regular old black tattoos, and others get colorful, complicated tattoos that probably took a whole bunch of hours to make, not to mention hurting a lot!  So now I will stop writing and start showing you some pictures.

Here are a couple of Celtic dragon tattoos on men's arms:

The rest of these arm tattoos are either Chinese or Japanese dragons.

Another place people like to get dragon tattoos is on their backs.  Usually, these are pretty big tattoos.  Personally, I think that if you spend that much time and money getting a tattoo, you would want it in a place where you could see it and enjoy it, instead of having to look behind you in a mirror all the time.  But that is just my opinion, which nobody asked for, as usual.

Okay, so then there are the people who put dragon tattoos on their fronts or sides or all over their whole bodies.  These people might be crazy, but I am not going to say they are for sure, because they could be reading this blog, and I don't want them to feel offended.

I told Mom she should get a tattoo like this last one because it has really pretty colors, and it comes with long, gold fingernails.  But Mom said the fingernails would drive her nuts.  And anyway, she thinks one dragon tattoo is plenty.


  1. Dear Piper,

    I don't understand why your mom didn't get a basenji tattoo. My mom doesn't have any tattoos. She says she might like a basenji tattoo, but she's a wimp and doesn't like needles that she can't sew or felt with.

    --Zest, superstar in traing and lover of tunnels

    1. Dear Zest,
      I also think that Mom should have got a basenji tattoo, and it should have been a black-and-white basenji girl, just like me. But Mom didn't do that, for some reason. Instead, Mom got a petroglyph dog tattoo. The dog has a tail with a single curl, like African basenjis, but it is more of a generic dog, and not exactly a basenji. I am still working on training Mom to do what I tell her to do, but I'm not having a whole lot of luck!
      Your friend, Piper

  2. Dear Piper, Your mom's tattoo is nice :)It is the brand sign representing a great NY Hardcore band called Sick Of It All. I'd say it's a pride having it as a tattoo :)
    Get a hug,


    1. Dear Helena,
      You're right to say that Mom's tattoo looks a lot like the one that the Sick of It All band has, but it is not exactly the same. The way Mom's tattoo got drawn was she took several dragon designs to the tattoo artist, and he came up with a combination of them, which is what Mom used. Maybe one of the ideas Mom took to the tattoo place was that band's tattoo, but we don't know for sure. We never heard of the band until you told us about it today!
      Sincerely, Piper