i did some research on chinese dragons (since she’s chinese even if im really bad at showing it lmao sorry) and found that they’re often associate with the chinese phoenix, fenghuang so ?? i kinda rolled with it. turns out the two of them are often associated as yin and yang too which is really cool. the dragons are tied to water, such as control of rain, hurricanes and the such. while fenghuang are associate with the sun and fire.
dragons are symbols of high power and good fortune which is fitting for sam who’s a fighter and considers herself naturally lucky. the fenghuang is a symbol of virtue and grace which comes from being important in her upbringing!! and.. yeah… new tatts