Chinese Tattoo Designs

Chinese tattoos are some of the most popular designs available. Whether they are using imagery from Chinese mythology, or Chinese symbols, they can make for personal and visually stunning tattoos. However, if you aren’t Chinese yourself then it’s important to consider your design carefully to ensure you don’t make any basic mistakes.

Chinese Characters: This kind of tattoo is extremely popular. It’s a great way to get something personal to you, but still with a bit of mystery as well as preventing the whole world from knowing what it says! Many celebrities choose these tattoos with names of their children or a message that is dear to their hearts.

But if you’re thinking of getting characters tattooed then it’s important to avoid basic mistakes. For example, many tattoos are actually mistranslated, leading to the embarrassing realisation that your tattoo means something completely different to what you had hoped. Many tattoo artists will also miss out strokes from certain symbols, ruining the look of this design.

Chinese Dragons: The dragon is one of the most powerful images of Chinese culture. They depict a strong sense of power as well as mystery, and are also popular in Western culture. It’s important to recognise the difference between cultures and get a fitting tattoo to match. In Chinese culture there are Celestial Dragons, Coiling Dragons, Treasure Dragons, Earth Dragons, Spiritual Dragons and more!

When considering a Chinese tattoo design your best option is to consult with a tattoo artist who can speak Chinese, to ensure you get the text and authenticity correct.