Japanese Tattoos

by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

Welcome to StockKanji featuring thousands 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 translation, the fine detail and the artistry. Each design is carefully documented and we even include independent dictionary references so you can be absolutely sure that the translation is correct.

We provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese Tattoo. And your new Japanese tattoos are immediately available when your order is placed! There is no waiting.

Happiness (koufuku) Japanese Tattoo True Victory is Victory Over Oneself (masakatsu agatsu) Japanese Tattoo Eternal Love (eiai) Japanese Tattoo
幸福
koufuku
Happiness
正勝吾勝
masakatsu agatsu
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
永愛
eiai
Eternal Love

Every design has been carefully researched and documented so you can be completely comfortable with the translation. We even provide links to independent sources so you can confirm the translations with the click of the mouse! We want you to be as happy with the meaning as you are with Master Takase's beautiful designs.

Japanese Tattoo Sample

Sample Japanese Tattoo Design

See For Yourself Click the image on the right to see an actual example of our high resolution, high quality Japanese tattoos.

Our Japanese tattoo designs come as an Adobe PDF file so it will print exactly as Master Takase brushed the characters. The file includes a high resolution scan of the art and the line art (also called a stencil) which your tattoo artist must have to properly ink the design. And because the line art is vectorized the tattoo can be resized and the line art will print out crisp and clear.

If you have not done so, click on the sample design on the right to see exactly what we mean. Notice that the design is fully documented and how nicely it prints. This is everything that your tattoo artist needs to ink your perfect Japanese tattoo.

Our beautifully crafted and well-documented Japanese tattoo designs are available immediately when your order is placed. There is no waiting for mail or email: You get your design immediately with your order.

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

Who Designed Your Japanese Tattoo?

Wouldn't it be nice to confidently reply, "Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase!"?

The truth is many people don't know who designed their kanji tattoo - they walk into a tattoo shop and pick something based on the English. Not sure if it is correct. Not even sure if it is Japanese. The tattoo artist doesn't know. It could be right, it could be ambiguous, it could be something so archaic as to be meaningless, or even much, much worse. Don't let this be you!

Order from StockKanji.com and shop with confidence as each of Master Takase's designs has been carefully researched and documented. And we prove it! We provide links to independent dictionaries and resources so you can easily confirm the translation for yourself. This way you you can be absolutely confident that your Japanese Tattoo both looks great and is accurate.

And should you ever have a question you know you can contact us for an answer!

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.

Interview: Hara: Master Calligrapher Eri Takase on the Art and Energy of Japanese Calligraphy

Custom Japanese Tattoo Designs

by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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 and Master Takase work together to create an original design that is just right for you.

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

inochi
Life

ai
Love

kizuna
Family Bonds

The design process is fun, informative and normally takes two or three sample sets to arrive at the perfect 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. And all this entire process can be done in as little as a few days.




Completely Custom Japanese Calligraphy
Work with Master Takase to create exactly the art you want
Custom Japanese Tattoo Custom Art Custom Japanese Scrolls

If you have any questions, or if we may be of any assistance, please Contact Us.

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Custom Japanese Scroll (12 1/...
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Custom scrolls are made with the highest quality materials and are made to last generations. Work directly with Master Takase to create your scroll.
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Custom Japanese Tattoo Design
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Express yourself with a Japanese Tattoo that is as unique as you are. Work with Master Eri Takase on a Japanese tattoo that is just for you.
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Custom Tattoo: Love
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Love Express the love you share. With Master Takase create a custom Japanese tattoo that personally expresses your love.
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