Using letters in tattoos is a popular form of body art. The letters represent certain moods, themes, or emotions or may be just a style statement. Japanese kanji tattoos are the in-thing where lettering tattoos are concerned. They have a wide variety of designs that have themes that express Samurai and Shogun ideologies. There are tattoos that express emotions like pride, respect, bravery, joy, peace, passion, love, desire, loyalty, friendship, etc. There are tattoos that also have altruistic themes like idealism, belief, honor, God, eternity, promise, enlightenment, etc.
Kanji tattoos have stories to tell. A little symbol or a small design can have many profound thoughts and emotions embedded in them. But as an art form it is one of the latest in body art. To a westerner the symbols may not mean exactly what they are supposed to express but there is always the attraction of the designs themselves. The Japanese kanji tattoos, with their artistic letters have a timeless appeal.
This classy style of kanji tattoo has the cleanest lines of artistic display. The light blue thin swirls form a superb background for the bold and dark kanji letter in front. The 3D effect is a masterpiece despite its simplicity.
This kanji tattoo is superb in its concept. The red and bold letters are resting on a bed of classic designs of a traditional tattoo in black and gray. The two combine together and create a brilliant mixture of art forms.
This kanji tattoo with a line of letters along the arm is a simple and traditional style of Japanese tattoos. There are no other colors and embellishments and the letters themselves form an artistic display that is attractive and simple at the same time.
The ninja sword is a sign of valor and bravery when defending ones honor. The kanji tattoo and the sword designed within a circle of red implies that the sword is for the protection of the wearer sayingâ€¦ donâ€™t mess with me!
A beautiful back deserves a beautifully designed kanji tattoo like this one. The clear thin lines of the letters show off the womanâ€™s back and figure to perfection. Is there a need for more adornment? Surely not!
Sometimes small letters can express profound thoughts. This kanji tattoo in tiny letters stands out in prominence because of its bold thick strokes and dark color. The message is not meant to be ambiguous.
The lady removing the sword from its sheath is obviously aware of the power of her kanji tattoo. The sword belies the delicate lines of the tattoo and the delicate beauty of the lady to project hidden strength and unleashed power.
Flowers have a language of their own. Violets are delicate in texture and have a superb blue color. This kanji tattoo depicted within the traditional floral pattern is a cut above the rest with its vivid hues and shaded patterns.
The traditional small flower tattoos has become more attractive and attention seeking after adding the kanji tattoo in bold dark letters just above the flower. This tattoo has a unique 3D effect that makes it stand out as a prized ornament.
The image this kanji tattoo projects is of two men in battle. Their stance looks like itâ€™s a clash of the titans with neither giving up. This tattoo is a classic pattern that is popular among youth wanting to show off their strength.
This kanji tattoo, in its letter form itself looks like a warriorâ€™s weapon. It reminds one of battles won and lands conquered. This tattoo has a macho look with its neat lines, sharp points, and no-frills appearance.
This snap shows a kanji tattoo on the calf muscle that shows off the art form to perfection. The letters are thick, bold and emphatic in their design so the space along the calf is the best place for this design.
A dragon is a holy symbol of power and retribution. This kanji tattoo shows that characteristic of the dragon in its dark color. The vivid red lettering spells danger. The fine lines of the dragon blend well with the bold letters.
A nature lover would really appreciate this kanji tattoo. The tree-like design of the letters and the green patches around them define new life and energy. Or are they green birds flying high in the open air? Either way, it is nature in its more artistic form.
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