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Kanji Tattoo Pictures and Designs

Updated on March 04, 2013
(by Makeba Ische, Cactus Tattoo, Mankato, MN)
(by Makeba Ische, Cactus Tattoo, Mankato, MN)
(by Nick, Taurus Tattoo Studio, Kipps Market, Ludhiana, Punjab, India)
(by Nick, Taurus Tattoo Studio, Kipps Market, Ludhiana, Punjab, India)

Kanji Tattoos

Kanji characters are very common tattoos amongst both men and women. They an be simple kanji simples or they can be adorned with various shapes and designs.

Many people choose kanji symbols that depict sayings such as:

  • Spirit
  • Love
  • Faith
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Believe
  • Loyalty

Other people choose to have their names tattooed in kanji.

Before getting a kanji tattoo, iot's advised to go to a fluent translator and writter of the language to make sure that your tattoo really does say what it's supposed to say. You'd hate to get a tattoo thinking it says "Love" but instead says "Butt." In many cases, you an go to a local college and find a Japanese or Chinese teacher to write the phrase, word, or name in the languae script that you would like.

Common placement for kanji tattoos include:

  • Wrists
  • Back (Upper & Lower)
  • Side
  • Calves
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Nape

Pictures of Kanji Tattoos

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(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)(by Jim Dodsey, Body Worx, Whitesburg,Ky)(by Tony Powers Designs, Northern MN)(by FaithinInk/Chuck, Madd Grafix, Buffalo, NY)(by Emil, Inky Dragon, Sofia, Bulgaria)(by Rob at Artrageous Ink, Green Bay WI)(by Thomas Gredig, Kingpin Tattoos, Maryville,Tn)(by Dascal Csaba, Home, Romania)(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)(by Neil, Body Art Tattoo Studio, Berryville, VA)(by Mark Heggie, XS Tattoo, Rochester Hills, MI)(by Brandon, Silvercity Tattoo, Wa)(Ryukyu Tattoo, Okinawa, Japan)(By Jason Rhodes At Intricate Décor, Mt. Pleasant, Mi)Flickr Images: cynroux: Koi & KanjiFlickr Images: trev poulson: skull and kanji tattooFlickr Images: Marzia Tattoo: Bruce Bart Tattooing, Fort Lauderdale FloridaFlickr Images: danielle_blue: Andrew's cone & kanji
(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)
(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)
(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)
(by Swetlyo, Eclipse Tattoo, Bulgaria)
(by Jim Dodsey, Body Worx, Whitesburg,Ky)
(by Jim Dodsey, Body Worx, Whitesburg,Ky)
(by Tony Powers Designs, Northern MN)
(by Tony Powers Designs, Northern MN)
(by FaithinInk/Chuck, Madd Grafix, Buffalo, NY)
(by FaithinInk/Chuck, Madd Grafix, Buffalo, NY)
(by Emil, Inky Dragon, Sofia, Bulgaria)
(by Emil, Inky Dragon, Sofia, Bulgaria)
(by Rob at Artrageous Ink, Green Bay WI)
(by Rob at Artrageous Ink, Green Bay WI)
(by Thomas Gredig, Kingpin Tattoos, Maryville,Tn)
(by Thomas Gredig, Kingpin Tattoos, Maryville,Tn)
(by Dascal Csaba, Home, Romania)
(by Dascal Csaba, Home, Romania)
(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)
(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)
(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)
(by Franky, Mark's Tattoo's, Souderton, PA)
(by Neil, Body Art Tattoo Studio, Berryville, VA)
(by Neil, Body Art Tattoo Studio, Berryville, VA)
(by Mark Heggie, XS Tattoo, Rochester Hills, MI)
(by Mark Heggie, XS Tattoo, Rochester Hills, MI)
(by Brandon, Silvercity Tattoo, Wa)
(by Brandon, Silvercity Tattoo, Wa)
(Ryukyu Tattoo, Okinawa, Japan)
(Ryukyu Tattoo, Okinawa, Japan)
(By Jason Rhodes At Intricate Décor, Mt. Pleasant, Mi)
(By Jason Rhodes At Intricate Décor, Mt. Pleasant, Mi)
Flickr Images: cynroux: Koi & Kanji
Flickr Images: cynroux: Koi & Kanji
Flickr Images: trev poulson: skull and kanji tattoo
Flickr Images: trev poulson: skull and kanji tattoo
Flickr Images: Marzia Tattoo: Bruce Bart Tattooing, Fort Lauderdale Florida
Flickr Images: Marzia Tattoo: Bruce Bart Tattooing, Fort Lauderdale Florida
Flickr Images: danielle_blue: Andrew's cone & kanji
Flickr Images: danielle_blue: Andrew's cone & kanji
(by Mpatshi)
(by Mpatshi)

Kanji Tattoo

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      lostnsno 8 years ago from Seward, AK

      Nice info I myself have found that Kanji is a beautyful art form but research is always needed before getting it tattooed. Definatly do your homework I have seen some awesome pieces that had another meaning than what the Tattoo artist had told the client.. So do your reasearch.. Once again great Hub.. Thanks

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      Ritchie 4 years ago

      Thanks it nice to know different kind of language.

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