25 Elegant Chinese Letter Tattoos

Chinese letters are a source of wonder for the world at large because they form such attractive but complicated shapes. As tattoos, Chinese letters are very popular among the youth. There are tattoos with letters that imply a lot of themes like love, affection, power, strength, etc. Those who know the language would go for the one that expresses the correct theme that fits the wearer. But for those who don’t, the letters can be a wonderful and novel form of tattoo art that would be a trend setter.

Tattoos are adornments on their own. They eliminate the need for any accessories and stylish jewelry. Chinese letter tattoos are very popular for this very reason. They are simple so they suit any outfit or occasion. They are artistic and complicated so they make a style statement like nothing else can. They can be tattooed small or big as one desired but with equal impact on those seeing the art work. The letters are usually tattooed only in black, but if you are looking for something really out of the ordinary, they would look if different letters are tattooed in different colors on the same person.

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Lines and Spaces

This little wrist tattoo does not boast of any sublime meaning or philosophy. It just looks adorable on a slim wrist, that’s all. And what more do you want? If you are looking for a small yet perfect tattoo, then this is just right for you.

Lines and Spaces

Lines and Spaces

March Past

This back tattoo looks very smart. The Chinese letters look as if they are marching in formation down a path. The letters are formed in medium thin lines so that each line can be seen clearly and the shape stands out.

March Past

March Past

Simple and Glorious

The wearer’s body language speaks of pride in the neck tattoo. The two simple Chinese letters are designed in an artistic manner with straight line being perfectly parallel and the curved being perfectly curved.

Simple and Glorious

Simple and Glorious

A Line of Style

Following a line of fashion and style is something one has heard of. But following a line of Chinese letters down ones back is something one can see only in this picture. The letters have superb formation and look stylish with the orange dress.

A Line of Style

A Line of Style

Power

This Chinese letter signifies strength and power. Despite being such a simple and small letter it has a huge meaning. As tattoo art it is the definition of simplicity and is a style statement.

Power

Power

A Cute One

An in-cut top and stylish hairstyle deserves a stylish tattoo as well to complete the picture of chic. This Chinese letter tattoo is the best choice when you just want to follow a trend but not make a splash.

A Cute One

A Cute One

Blender

The tattoo artist is a true blender of themes. The Chinese letters and the big pink flowers blend together to form a beautiful design that the wearer will be proud of when it is done.

Blender

Blender

The Full Effect

This back tattoo is a masterpiece. The Chinese letters like an entire page appear like a story book with the scene tattooed below giving a graphic representation of the story being told. The combination of the superb graphic design and the letters is brilliant.

The Full Effect

The Full Effect

Hard Bold

If having a large tattoo to show off is your intention, then this Chinese letters tattoo is the perfect one for you. The letters are designed in thick lines so that the letters get the desired bulk.

Hard Bold

Hard Bold

Life and Joy

Plants and leaves are a sign of life and fertility. This tattoo is unusual because of the Chinese letters that combine to form an artistic design on the back. It is a tattoo worth showing off.

Life and Joy

Life and Joy

Making a Show

This girl is obviously very proud of her tattoos. The Chinese letters are look quite superb because of the unusual use of colors. Chinese letter tattoos are usually just black so this makes it a style statement for sure.

Making a Show

Making a Show

Small and Personal

A small tattoo is not for making a splash. It is a personal liking and this one just fits the bill of being cute and tiny. The simplicity of Chinese letters forming such delicate shapes is a great art form.

Small and Personal

Small and Personal

Mother and Children

As a tattoo this is a lovely design. The two forms on the left look like a mother and the four forms on the right are smaller and look like children. Whatever the Chinese letters may say, as tattoo art this is a perfect piece.

Mother and Children

Mother and Children

Just One Letter

Just a single Chinese letter is enough if you have such a large tattoo. This tattoo is a style statement and meant for effect. The dark thick lines that form the single letter are enough to draw attention.

Just One Letter

Just One Letter

Power and Strength

Small can also be strong. This tattoo depicts the Chinese letter that means strength and power. For those who don’t know the language, it would mean a small simplistic tattoo that looks great.

Power and Strength

Power and Strength

Bold and Stylish

This tattoo is all about size and boldness. The strong lines of the Chinese letters are for a splash and serve the purpose of drawing attention. The thin outlines with the bold filling are an unusual style in letter tattoos.

Bold and Stylish

Bold and Stylish

Neck Tattoo

A little tattoo on the neck in the form of a Chinese letter looks quite nice as a tattoo art. It has simple lines and formation that is easy to imitate and does not clash with any outfit.

Neck Tattoo

Neck Tattoo

Thick and Strong

A simple tattoo can express a message of power and strength even without graphics because Chinese letters themselves are like designs. In English you would read the letters as J and E, but in Chinese….? One wonders! But as a tattoo it is lovely.

Thick and Strong

Thick and Strong

Life Cycle

This tattoo is a blend of Chinese and English letters. The words signify strength, duty and freedom and describe the life cycle in a very simple yet graphic way.

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

Corkscrew

This is a Chinese letter tattoo with a difference. The letter looks more like a twisted corkscrew like design and has probably been inspired by a hardware store. Yet, one cannot miss the artistic beauty of the tattoo in the perfect formation.

Corkscrew

Corkscrew

How simple can one get

There is a charm in simplicity too. This little tattoo on the waist has stark and bold lines that form a Chinese letter. Yet it has the effect of attracting attention, especially when you couple it with a tank top.

How simple can one get

How simple can one get

Little Arm Tattoo

A small tattoo like this one can also be a matter of pride for a person. This young woman likes what she sees. The simple lines of the single Chinese letter are just right for her tastes.

Little Arm Tattoo

Little Arm Tattoo

Ancient Art

This tattoo has bold lines and a very artistic design. The unusual shape of the tattoo reminds one of ethnic art that has now become a trend and fashion statement.

Ancient Art

Ancient Art

The Matching Pair

Two almost identical tattoos on two people who share their love for each other is not new. But when the tattoos are Chinese letters then it becomes more significant especially if they are true expressions of love.

The Matching Pair

The Matching Pair

A Lovely Combo

This is a great blend in themes. The pink flowers and falling petals offset the simplicity of the black Chinese letters to form a great design. The shadowy effect of the flowers is a marvel among tattoos.

A Lovely Combo

A Lovely Combo

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