Dragon tattoos can have different meanings to different people. It's all depending on how you see the mythical creature and as to what design you choose.
In general men tend to use dragon tattoos to represent:
•Raw power and force
•Wisdom and reason
•Protectors of sacred items
Many men tend to associate with the dragon which is why they get dragon tattoos. Some men see themselves as guardians over loved ones, so since the dragon tends to symbolize protection, it fits the mold of a guardian.
In general, woman tend to use dragon tattoos to represent:
•Protector of life
For the most part, there are many different meanings of a dragon tattoo, so each individual and each dragon will represent something a little different.