Kanji Tattoo Designs

Kanji tattoos are designs based on one of the forms of writing in Japan. Originally this form of writing was developed in China, but the Japanese soon adapted it with each symbol of the alphabet standing for a particular meaning or word. The characters in this form of writing have individual meaning and are also used alongside other symbols. Many people will choose to have names converted into kanji characters and tattooed on their body.

Kanji Tattoo Designs: Kanji tattoos are often made of beautiful strokes, which are very detailed and must be drawn on accurately. It is this complexity and fine detail that makes kanji tattoos so interesting and beautiful. In Japan, the letters themselves and the way they are drawn are meant to have a spiritual effect on those reading them. Therefore, they have high artistic value irrespective of the individual meaning of the character.

Tattoo Meanings: These tattoos are commonly used to express the character of a person, such as their strength or creativity. However, they are also used simply as artistic imagery alongside other popular Japanese images including koi, cherry blossoms and geisha. They are even blended with popular English designs.

When choosing a kanji tattoo it’s important to get the meaning right. These tattoos are usually complex, and finding someone who specialises in them will mean you get the meaning exact having the tattoo you really wanted instead of something that ends up meaning something different. Due to their increasing popularity, it is now becoming easier to find those who specialise in this type of tattoo.