Family Bonds beautifully represents the bond that connects a family.
The main character is 絆 Family Bonds (kizuna) which surrounds and joins the names of each family member. Here the parents are written to either side with the children protected in-between. And at the center is a small red seal for Eternity.
The names are translated to Japanese using katakana which is the standard way non-Japanese names are written in Japanese. This is purely a phonetic translation so the characters have no meaning - hence there is no possibility of strange or bad meanings.
This is a completely custom design and you will be working directly with Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase to create a Japanese calligraphy tattoo that is just for you. To begin you are welcome to enter the names in the description and if we have questions about the pronunciaion or any details we will discuss these with you as part of the design process.
Takase Studios has both native English and native Japanese speaking translators so you know the translation will be absolutely correct. Further we provide you with dictionary references and work with you until you are completely comfortable with the design and the translation.
Along with the translation we work with you on the font and layout. We do this by emailing you samples that are hand-lettered by Master Takase. We then discuss and modify the design as needed. In this manner you will have input into each step and we proceed in this fashion until the design is exactly the way you want it. We work with you to create a design that is just for you.
The final design is delivered digitally in Adobe PDF format. This way you can be sure that the final design will print out just as Master Takase designed it. The final design includes the original art, the matching line art that your tattoo artist will need to ink the design, and a description of each element in the design - the English, the Japanese reading and the Japanese text. The design is well documented so you know exactly what the tattoo says. See an actual example for yourself:
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