ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Kanji Tattoo Pictures and Designs

Updated on March 4, 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

Click thumbnail to view full-size
(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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Ritchie 

      5 years ago

      Thanks it nice to know different kind of language.

    • lostnsno profile image

      lostnsno 

      10 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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)