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Tribal Dragon and Sword Tattoo by fenrir66 Tribal Dragon and Sword Tattoo by fenrir66
Design I did for friend who wanted a dragon from a previous design he saw but instead wanted a sword instead of a cross. He really enjoys it. If you would like to use the design, you can but send me a link to a picture of your tattoo. :)

I just want to point out the sun and moon symbol in the guard/hilt. I wanted to go with a sort of yin-yang design but wanted to avoid the whole typical design of it that's seen everywhere... I wish I knew who designed the dragon to credit him/her. He showed me the ref from a tattoo shop but the sword is my own design and I just tweaked with the dragon design to make it wrap more around it.

I'd also like feedback on this and suggestions for tribal designs because I really like this whole style of movement and lines. It's fun.

First tribal design I really ever did in Photoshop Illustrator, about 3-4 hrs.

EDIT: How am I getting all these views of this piece in one day? I don't believe it.

EDIT 2: Ok seriously 100+ favs and about 60,000 views now... What is with you people? XD

EDIT 3 (10/13/10): So it's been like 2 years since I posted this thing I honestly didn't expect over 200,000 downloads of it (But only 390 favs? I suppose some aren't with dA or something). I totally appreciate those that have asked for my permission to use the design and the have even sent me photos of their tat (Which is awesome). Thank you!

P.S. Heh, I went to a bowling alley the other day and noticed a familiar looking sticker in one of those children's sticker vending machine for like a dollar. It was this tat design. Exactly the same. Sun and moon symbol on the hilt! I was stoked that my image got popular/liked enough to be taken for a children's sticker vending machine. lol... XD Can't do anything about it but awesome to see it beyond the internet. Can't wait to run into somebody with this tattoo design on them. :D
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:iconbmarch:
bmarch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Lovely design, very dramatic!
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DevoDomination Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Hello, I was looking for ideas for my first tattoo and this is exactly what I had in mind. With your permission I would love to get this as a tattoo.
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Susan63 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hi,
I'm mostly someone who likes to color and do abstract art. What I would like is permission to use your dragon and sword image in two colorings I did on my Graphic Tablet. Two facing images in black and red. I'd like to try to sell them in my Etsy.com shop, SusanMorintheArtBee . I don't know what price yet so you might be interested in a percentage of each set sold. I'll know more once I know if you're interested.

Thank you for your consideration,

Susan
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Konoke23 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a tattoo of something like this ^.^
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darkrounge Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
I've got this on my arm now, thanks.
Uhm, if you want the picture hit me a private message :) Be happy to send it over.

This is one of the best tattoos I've seen in a while, I'd be happy to pay you $150 to design another one for me.
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BigBearGraham Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi
I make hand made books in my spear time and have been looking for a design for one of them and this fits the bill perfectly would it be ok if I use it for this project.
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inuyasha1086 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I used this design on a character for a game I play called Feral Heart. It looks seriously epic.

His Character Sheet. [link]
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Kargroth Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hi there i have been looking to get myself a dragon tattoo for a while now and when i came across this one i fell in love with it striaght away i would like to get this on the top of my right forearm but i would like to get your written permission to do so.

I came across your talent of artwork by simply looking up the search term " dragon wrapped around sword " saw this pic and said " this is the one for sure " to myself and wife.

the story you shared above is awesome and wow you should find out how the company that the sticker/tattoo came across and get yourself some royaltys on it perhaps...

once i get the tattoo and the nerves to go get it done i will be more then happy to keep in touch and upload a photo of the tattoo and ofcourse i would be more then happy to give you full credits for it aswell.

from brendon aka :iconkargroth:

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ertangulen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
working link : [link]
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ertangulen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
i used it 2 years ago [url=[link]
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archangel6996 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I'm glad to hear you don't have an issue with anyone using your design. Its really awesome and with your permission, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind letting me use your design for my custom guitar shop logo, that I'm in the process of developing. I think it fits so well with what I want to use it for, but I wanted to personally ask you for your permision. If you could get back with me, I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
archangel6996
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Drawn2ink Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Just posted another pic based on your design. Hope you like it. Cheers!
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Drawn2ink Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Just posted another pic based on your design. Hope you like it!
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Strykerx1x Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
This is fantastic may I use it? I would change the symbol in the middle and add some color etc.
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icylover3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
for sure. i have a piece that needs touched up and more cover work to it and it will add too the theme i have with my body already along with how i want my sleeve to go.
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SaviourOfTheBroken Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I like it ! I would like to use the dragon as my new tattoo, I hope you dont mind (:
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johnhoule Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Artist
like flowers n stuff like that
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johnhoule Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Artist
umm hello fen can i sketch this and add more stuff into it and i will give you credit and show you the pic when it's finished if that's ok with you???
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underworldriver Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this an awesome piece. If i decide to use this, as a back tattoo, would you mind?
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Go right ahead but just send me a pic of the finished tat. I would love to see it done. :)
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tabby786 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
HI im looking for people to help me with game designs would you be intrested then inbox me thanx
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Sorry, kind of busy with school and such but thanks for taking an interest with my design. :) I appreciate it.
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icylover3 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
love this might get it tatted.. yeahhh i willl ha
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
If you do get it tattooed, I'd like to see a pic of it if you can. :)
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WadeP619 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
thanks for the piece btw it's awesome
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
No problem! It looks absolutely awesome tattooed there. :)
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WadeP619 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
here's the pic of my tattoo :)[IMG][link][/IMG]
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Elfdud7 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
epic dude. I'll link you my picture when I post it.
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I'll be glad to see them. :)
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RagDoll1283 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Hey there...I drew this picture for a friend who suggest I draw a dragon tribal and this was the only one I really liked here is my link to the drawing... [link]
I didn't use it as a tattoo just as a drawing. Hope that it was okay to use thank you
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Stygma19 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
My buddy has this exact tat on his shoulder -- 100% identical. Dunno how he found the design. You should ask'em for commission ;D
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Really? Wow, that's cool. I'm sure somebody has already taken this image of the tattoo and placed it somewhere in their shop to use as a model for people to pick out from. Nice to know people are liking this design. I remember about a year ago, I was going to a bowling alley and in one of those machines for 50 cents you can get a sticker, I saw the exact dragon tattoo design, right down to the very sun/moon symbol on it. I lol'd. My friend thought I was nuts!
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neon-saber Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
May i use this? I'm looking for my first tattoo xD
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Sure. :) Sorry for the late reply.
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quadpax Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
Can you do the same dragon on a Katana?
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
If I ever get the chance then perhaps. I've gotten that sort of request before but I never got around to it because of school.
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razlman8892 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
this is officially gonna be my next tattoo
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Awesome. If you do get it as a tattoo, can you send a picture of your tattoo to me? Thanks. I'd like to see the result.
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I2ST Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
so 2 years down the line, and this is being rendering onto my ribs this coming saturday. also wanted to tweak it and do the yin yang, but after reading your intro, have decided to keep it as is. the only change will be the shading of the sword instead of a solid black. thanks for this, will post pictures of the final work once complete
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I2ST Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
so 2 years down the line, and this is being rendering onto my ribs this coming saturday. also wanted to tweak it and do the yin yang, but after reading your intro, have decided to keep it as is. the only change will be the shading of the sword instead of a solid black. thanks for this, will post pictures of the final work once complete
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I2ST Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
so 2 years down the line, and this is being rendering onto my ribs this coming saturday. also wanted to tweak it and do the yin yang, but after reading your intro, have decided to keep it as is. the only change will be the shading of the sword instead of a solid black. thanks for this, will post pictures of the final work once complete
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I2ST Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
so 2 years down the line, and this is being rendering onto my ribs this coming saturday. also wanted to tweak it and do the yin yang, but after reading your intro, have decided to keep it as is. the only change will be the shading of the sword instead of a solid black. thanks for this, will post pictures of the final work once complete
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fenrir66 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
I am excited to see the results. :)
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Punky-boo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist
I want to do it too! Can I have your permission? I love your drawing of the tattoo!
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
You have my permission and I would greatly appreciate if you can send a picture of the finished result. :)
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Punky-boo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist
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Cool! This is my second dragon I'm going to do! Thank you very much ^ ^
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cappy205 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
hey dude i really like this design would like to use it for a tattoo n wanted to ask you if i can use it? happy to send a pic if you want after its done
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:iconfenrir66:
fenrir66 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Yes! You have my permission to use it for a tattoo. Thanks for asking me and I would greatly appreciate seeing a picture of it after it's done. :)
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cappy205 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
cheers dude ive been looking at it for about a year now ill send you a pic in about 3 weeks first pay check goes to tattoo =D
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