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Would love a translation for my Japanese Kanji tattoo!

Posted: Sep 3, 2013 9:39 pm
by Bovice
I'm so glad I have found this website. I've wanted this tattoo for the longest time but was uncertain of what the proper translation was. Could you please tell me the proper way to write "Live Love Prosper" in Kanji is? I have wanted to get those characters tattooed under the left half of my collar in a calligraphy style for quite some time. Thank you for taking the time to help me out!

Regards, Anthony

Re: Would love a translation for my Japanese Kanji tattoo!

Posted: Sep 3, 2013 11:23 pm
by Gary
There's some similar word lists that you can see here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.php?q=Live+Love

I'm not a big fan of word lists, as they are not natural in Chinese or Japanese (not as normal-sounding as they are in English). Typically, you want a subject, verb, and object in a proper tattoo or calligraphy phrase.

When you're ready, you can order your professional translation and creation of tattoo templates here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/chinese- ... ervice.php

I'll have a native Japanese translator work out the best version of these words to use, and the best order to arrange them in.

-Gary.

Re: Would love a translation for my Japanese Kanji tattoo!

Posted: Sep 4, 2013 4:28 pm
by Bovice
Thank you for your expedient reply Gary! I was curious if "Always strive always prosper" would be a phrase that could be translated into Kanji?

Re: Would love a translation for my Japanese Kanji tattoo!

Posted: Sep 7, 2013 1:36 am
by Gary
Try these:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.ph ... +do+Better
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/shufa.ph ... er+Give+Up (see the Japanese one titled, "Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose")

-Gary.

Re: Would love a translation for my Japanese Kanji tattoo!

Posted: Sep 7, 2013 10:03 am
by Bovice
Thank you! You're the man!