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Popular Kanji for Tattoos - Part 1

Kanji might be hard to learn, but it is also a fun part of the Japanese language. Here are the most popular kanji for tattoos - part 1. Click the link below to find out how to write each character. There are also sounds files to help with your pronunciation.

Many people who choose to get Japanese tattoos use kanji characters. Make sure that you select the correct character and completely understand its meaning before permanently adding it to your body. Please check out my Kanji for Tattoos page for more information.

Check out Popular Kanji for Tatttos Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 and Part 12 for more kanji. If you have any words to suggest for popular kanji, please email me and I will consider adding them in the future.

If you are looking for basic kanji characters that are frequently used try, “Most Frequently Used Kanji”.

Ambition (Yabou) Beauty (Bi)
Belief (Shinnen) Bravery (Yuukan)
Buddhism (Bukkyou) Courage (Yuuki)
The Code of Samurai (Bushidou) Desire (Yokubou)
Dragon (Ryuu) Dream (yume)
Enlightenment (Satori) Eternity (Eien)
Freedom (Jiyuu) Friendship (Yuujou)
God (Kami) Happiness (Koufuku)
Honor (Meiyo) Hope (Kibou)
Ideal (Risou) Illusion (Gensou)
Justice (Seigi) Legend (Densetsu)
Love (Ai) Loyalty (Chuujitsu)
Meditation (Mokusou) Moon (Tsuki)
Nature (Shizen) Ocean (Umi)
Passion (Jounetsu) Peace (Heiwa)
Perfect (Kanzen) Power (Chikara)
Pride (Hokori) Promise (Yakusoku)
Rainbow (Niji) Respect (Sonkei)
Samurai Secret (Himitsu)
Sky (Sora) Shogun
Star (Hoshi) Soul (Tamashii)
Spirit (Seishin) Success (Seikou)
Sun (Taiyou) Truth (Shinjitsu)
Universe (Uchuu) Victory (Shouri)
Wisdom (Chie) Zen

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Popular Kanji for Tattoos: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12)

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