If you are thinking about having a Japanese tattoo, I would like to offer some guidance and tips for you – after all, this is something that will adorn your body for the rest of your life.
Firstly, many people believe that all Japanese people can draw a suitable design for you. But, in the same way that some people have poor handwriting, you have to choose somebody that can draw calligraphy well.
Secondly, please don’t choose your design from the internet(or tattoo magazines) by yourself – there are lots of incorrect/bad drawings and meanings on the internet and magazines that are drawn by non Japanese/Chinese people and unprofessionals. Also it isn’t known well but there are some Kanji characters you should not use for the names so make sure to go to a reliable Japanese calligrapher or ask a Japanese person if it looks OK. Also it is good idea to ask your tattooist where they gets their design from.
I have put a section below which explains a little bit about my process for designing tattoos – I don’t have standard templates as I like to make individual designs for every person.
As I am Japanese, the tattooists I work with know that they can trust me with correct language and meanings, and my years of studying and drawing calligraphy means that I can give you professional designs. Hopefully, someday I will not see anymore weird Japanese tattoos on the street!
Want to write the words or phrases in Japanese?
This is easy, tell us the words you would like and we can simply translate them into Japanese. Then all you have to do is choose which font style you would like as in section 3 below. Please complete the enquiry form at the end of the page.
Want to write names in Japanese?
You would be better to find reliable a Japanese translator as finding right words for your name can be tricky in Japanese, you would like to choose right words and meaning for yourself and there are some words you should not use for the names. We will discuss the perfect Kanji characters for you based on each Kanji’s appearance and the underlying meaning. All you need to do is choose one out of a few suggestions we will give you. Read more… Want to write names in Japanese section 1 & 2
3. Choose the font style of drawing Irrespective of which option you choose, you can choose which style you would like.
4. Please complete enquiry form below. The Tattoo designs are available from £49. Please read How to order/Terms and Conditions
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