Welcome! StockKanji has thousands of Japanese designs by artist and Master Calligrapher Eri Takase. These designs were specifically created for Japanese tattoos and so great attention was paid to the translation, the detail and the artistry. So much so that these make wonderful works of art! And you can order any design as original art personally brushed by Master Takase on hand-made Japanese paper and, in many cases, on a Japanese scroll.
So whether you are looking for the perfect tattoo or for Japanese art for your home or office, we have thousands of designs to choose from. And we are always happy to work with you on a completely custom design.
Japanese Tattoo Designs
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself
Japanese Tattoo Designs can be immediately downloaded.
Place your order then click on the link we provide to get your design. It is just that easy.
There is no waiting and we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese Tattoo.
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.
And every design may be purchased as original hand-letter art personally created by Master Takase on beautiful handmade Japanese paper.
This original art normally takes a only day or two to complete.
Completely Custom Japanese Calligraphy
Work with Master Takase to create exactly the art you want
Custom Japanese Tattoo
Custom Japanese Scrolls
Our beautifully crafted and well-documented Japanese tattoo designs are delivered immediately when your order is placed.
There is no waiting for mail or email. You get your design immediately with your order.
Our Japanese tattoo designs come as an Adobe PDF file which is ideal because it will print out exactly as Master Takase brushed the characters.
We also include vectorized 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.
Click on the sample design on the right and see exactly what we mean.
Notice the design is fully documented and how nicely it prints out.
You may also easily resize the design to fit your needs.
This is exactly what your tattoo artist needs to ink the perfect Japanese tattoo.
The Adobe PDF Reader comes installed on almost all computers.
If you do not have it or if you have a problem opening the
Sample Japanese Tattoo Design
then you can download and install the latest version free.
Download the latest Adobe PDF Reader for free:
Custom Japanese Tattoo Designs
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Work with Master Takase to create a
Custom Japanese Tattoo Design. The process is fast, fun and informative - designs often completed in a few days.
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 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 if you ever have a question, you know you can always contact us and get your question answered.
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.
Interviews with Master Takase:
Hara: Master Calligrapher Eri Takase on the Art and Energy of Japanese Calligraphy
An Interview with Eri Takase by Murat Akcicek for Photoshop Magazine
Custom Japanese Scrolls
Japanese Scrolls, called kakemono, are true works of art. Often
displayed in traditional Japanese settings such as in a dojo, as a centerpiece in a
tokonoma, as part of the Japanese tea ceremony, or displayed with bonsai or
Throughout history, Japanese scrolls have been an integral part of Japanese
culture and aesthetics. And today one sees Japanese Scrolls, with earth-tone
silk borders, as accent pieces in Western-style decor. Whether displayed
traditionally, or custom framed, Japanese Scrolls are beautiful and
affordable works of art.
Many of the designs on StockKanji.com can be ordered as an original Japanese
scroll. Simply check the "Hand-Brushed Art" for your favorite design
to see if it is available.
We also offer completely custom scrolls giving you the opportunity to
work directly with Master Takase to create exactly the scroll you want.
Visit Custom Japanese Scrolls to learn
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