Scroll down to see more original designs of Kai in Japanese The name Kai when pronounced kie in Japanese is which is read kai.
Kai Japanese Tattoo and Kanji Art
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Kai and non-Japanese names in general are properly translated to Japanese using katakana. Translations to katakana are phonetic and so the pronunciation, not the spelling, is important.
Katakana symbols, just like English letters, have no meaning. So you don't have to worry about the name translations having any bad or unintended interpretations. And while my art is original, the translations we use are all standard and well documented. We even provide completely independent references so you can easily confirm the Japanese translation for yourself. We want you to be as happy with the art as you are with our translations!
And, as always, should you have any questions, please contact us
We also offer the name Kai in hiragana which, strictly speaking, is not standard. Hiragana was created by the poetesses of the Heian period as a more feminine, flowing version of katakana. Today Japanese male and female names may be written in hiragana though it is more common for females. Kai in hiragana is .
Names often have meanings which translate nicely to kanji. The name Kai originally meant "Sea" which in kanji is umi written
If you are interested only in meaning of the name Kai then click on the kanji on the left for all the available options. Though remember that Sea is a meaning of the name Kai and not the name itself.
We also offer designs below for the name Kai with the pronunciation in kana and the meaning in kanji. These beautiful designs translate both aspects of the name to Japanese.
Translations You Can Trust The popular Japanese site Movie Goo has a list of celebrities named Kai translated to Japanese.
Learn more about the etymology of Kai at Babynamer and BehindTheName. Kai's meaning can also be confirmed on page 388 in The Comprehensive Dictionary of English & Hebrew First Names by Alfred J. Kolatch. Kai's meaning can also be confirmed on page 15 in A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Hanks, Hardcastle, and Hodges.
Order as Original Art, Graphic Art or as a Tattoo
For Tattoos: Immediately get your tattoo design - As soon as you order you will be given a link to get the design. There is no waiting!And we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist will need to correctly ink the design. Just print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Getting the perfect Japanese Tattoo is now safe and easy!
We are also pleased to offer Kai in Japanese as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
If you have any questions please contact us