Kanji is technically known as the Chinese characters found in the Japanese language. Kanji is a very popular tattoo choice not just of the Japanese but also of the Western people. However, it is the kind of tattoo that requires a lot of care and effort when choosing. Always keep in mind that these characters have meanings. Individuals who would like to draw these kinds of tattoos on their bodies surely don’t want to relay the wrong message.
Kanji tattoos can be very interesting indeed, as only the tattoo wearer – or some random Japanese for that matter – can understand it. It is indeed a nice tattoo for people with a Japanese heritage or those who has built a strong liking for the Japanese culture. However, do note that Kanji tattoos have to be specially customized and translated in order to be effective.
Never take the liberty of choosing words from a Japanese dictionary with a Kanji translation and use the symbol you found there as your tattoo. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. If you do it in that manner, high are the chances that you’ll be connecting words that depict an entirely different meaning. Many of the Kanji words have obsolete meaning while many of them have dual meaning. It pays to consult with a Japanese language expert and have them write you a Kanji tattoo instead. It is also safer to request for a Kanji translation service and verify its meaning before getting the tattoo imprinted on your body.
If you fail to do all of these, frustration may occur. And along with frustration is the whole task of removing the tattoo with a laser. So before you jump in a join the rest of the people with a Kanji tattoo, be very sure of your text and symbols. Make certain that anybody who knows Japanese will be able to read accurately what your tattoo has to say.