Japanese Tattoo Designs

Welcome to StockKanji featuring a huge selection of original Japanese tattoo designs by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase.

Each hand-brushed tattoo design was specifically created for tattooing and so great attention was paid to the fine detail, the translation and the artistry. These designs have all been carefully researched and documented. And to prove it we provide links to independent sources so you can confirm the translations for yourself. We want you to be as happy with the translation as you are with Master Takase's beautiful art.

And should you ever have a question about the design or translation you may always contact us for more information or clarification.

To begin select one of the categories on the left or enter a search term above. The search is especially useful for Names in Japanese as we have over ten thousand different names each fully documented and each with a variety of options.

Happiness (koufuku) Japanese Tattoo True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu) Japanese Tattoo Eternal Love (eiai) Japanese Tattoo
masakatsu agatsu
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
Eternal Love

Custom Japanese Tattoo Designs

Tattoo designs are often deeply personal expressions and so it is not always possible to find a stock design that is exactly what you want. For this reason we proudly offer completely Custom Japanese Tattoo Design where you work directly with Master Takase to create a design that is exactly the way you want it.

My Life Japanese Tattoo Designs Love in Japanese Family Bonds in Japanese



Family Bonds

The design process is fun, informative and normally takes two or three sample sets to arrive at a final design. When all is finished the final design, along with the line art and explanation, is emailed to you. All you need to do then is print the design and take it to your tattoo artist to have the design inked. Your tattoo artist does not even need to know Japanese! We give you everything you need. Now getting your perfect and unique Japanese Tattoo is just this easy.

Japanese Tattoo Sample

Sample Japanese Tattoo Design

See For Yourself The image on the right is an actual example of our high quality Japanese kanji tattoo designs. Click on the image to open the design and notice that the design has a high resolution image of Master Takase's original art and it also has the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist needs to properly ink the design. Along with the beautiful art, notice the design is fully documented and includes the English, the Japanese pronunciation and the Japanese.

And to really see how good the designs are try printing it: right click on the Adobe PDF file and select print. Notice the detail of the design and how crisp the line art prints. This is exactly what your tattoo artist needs to properly ink your Japanese tattoo.

Tattoo designs may be immediately downloaded when your order is placed.

NOTE: The Adobe PDF Reader comes installed on almost all computers. You may also freely download the latest version at Adobe PDF reader.

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About the Artist

In 1989, Master Calligrapher Eri Takase was awarded the highest rank in Japanese Calligraphy of Shihan. As a member of Japan's most prestigious calligraphic society, the Bokuteki-kai, Eri Takase is among the few to have won multiple best of category awards in national competitions and her work has been displayed in the Osaka Museum of Art. See her award winning art at Traditional Japanese Calligraphy

Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase has been living and working in the United States since 1995. Her work has sold all over the world as custom art for individuals, on commercial products, in books, magazines, and in film. Her style of traditional Japanese calligraphy has been described as refined and cultured. After a lifetime study of traditional calligraphy in Japan, Master Takase has devoted herself to adapting the art of Japanese Calligraphy to new mediums and methods and the results are breathtaking.

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