What is it with Americans and their desire for Japanese kanji tattoos? I’ll never understand it. To the people that have them, why do you trust someone in a tattoo parlor? For one, they honestly have no idea what the kanji means. I’ve seen so many kanji tats and more often than not they end up being just some plain word that looks silly being inked into your skin. Second, you do know that kanji is an art, right? These people over here work years and years and years to get the balance of the characters just right. You’re going to trust some American tattoo artist that sees it in a book and decides he can recreate it? Do me a favor, people, if you’re going to get yourself inked, and are determined to get Japanese kanji done, don’t. Or at least try to find a Japanese person to help you pick out the correct kanji for what you’re looking for. Oh, I know I’ll probably get people that want to tell me that theirs is correct, most likely it isn’t. Please, re-think that idea. You might think it looks cool but I can tell you, the Japanese are laughing at you….and so am I.
Y’all come back, I’ll leave a light on for ya.