Scroll down to see more original designs of Tiger in Japanese The name Tiger when pronounced tie-gur in Japanese is タイガー with the romaji taiga-.
Tiger as a non-Japanese name is properly rendered in Japanese using katakana. We also offer Tiger in hiragana which generally is considered to be more feminine. Tiger in hiragana is たいがあ and has the romaji taigaa. Notice that the hiragana rendering differs from the katakana due to the fact that katakana has fairly recently evolved to better render non-Japanese sounds into Japanese.
Note that both katakana and hiragana only render syllable sounds. Either may be used and you don't have to worry about any bad or unintended meanings because they don't have any - they are like English letters and simply sound out the name in Japanese characters.
Translations You Can Trust Look up Tiger in Jeffrey's J/E Dictionary at Tiger. People using this exact same translation are Tiger Woods (タイガー・ウッズ) and Tiger Williams (タイガー・ウイリアムズ). The popular Japanese site Movie Walker also has at least one celebrity named Tiger that uses this translation to Japanese.
Tiger Japanese Tattoo and Kanji Art
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Names often have meanings which translate nicely to kanji. The name Tiger originally meant "Tiger" which in kanji is tora written 虎
If you are only interested in the meaning of the name Tiger then click on the kanji on the left for all the available options. Though remember that the kanji is a word reading tora and is not the name itself.
We also offer designs below that have both the pronunciation of Tiger kana and the meaning in kanji. These beautiful designs translate both aspects of the name to Japanese.
The name Tiger is from the Greek and means Tiger. Learn more about the etymology of Tiger at Babynamer and BehindTheName.
Order as a Tattoo Design, Graphic Art or Art
For Tattoos: You immediately get your design when your order is placed. 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!
You may also order your favorite design as an original work of art. These art pieces are individually created originals personally brushed and signed by Master Takase.
We have several options for art including unframed and framed. These options are on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and truly brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
And, along with the art on handmade Japanese paper, we also offer Tiger in Japanese as a Japanese Scroll. These beautiful scrolls which we import ourselves from the scroll makers in Nara, Japan have silk borders and come ready to display. Japanese scrolls are also affordable and will be a gift that lasts a lifetime.
While the download designs are available immediately, these beautiful works of art normally require two business days to be completed and mailed from Takase Studios in the beautiful state of Washington.
If you have any questions please contact us