Japanese Proverb For Tattoo – Cool Mind Feels No Heat In Japanese Writing

A Japanese Saying ‘Cool mind feels no heat (心頭滅却すれば火もまた涼し)’ is available for instant download. The length of the saying is suitable for spine tattoo as well as on the ribs for guys. The design is available in 3 different writing styles for your preference. Created and verified by a native Japanese speaker. 100% accurate and Your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

Japanse Proverb Tattoo on Ribs
Style 1
Japanse Proverb for Spine tattoo
Style 2

Japanese saying ‘Cool mind feels no heat’ for spine tattoo

This Japanese saying can be divided into these blocks

  • 心 : mind, heart, thoughts
  • 頭 : head, mind, thoughts
  • 滅 : destroy, annihilate
  • 却 : suppress (desire)
  • すれば : if you do
  • 火も : fire
  • また : also
  • 涼し : cool

The literal translation is something like, ‘If you suppress your mind, thoughts and desire, you’ll feel even fire cool’ or ‘If you erase your mind, even fires will become cool’. It is part of a Zen teaching to stay calm and collected all the time. It is said that Kaisen Joki, a buddhist priest (1500-1582AD) had left this phrase before he was burnt to death.

It is known that Joki was indeed very calm. Before Joki and his men would have died in the blazing fire, Joki told them to set their minds at ease so that even the fire might be thought of as cool and refreshing.

Reference: Wikipedia

No Machine Translations = No More Kanji Fail

Japanese writing systems require the use of 3 different alphabets; Kanji, hiragana, katakana, and therefore very tricky and many people end up with wrong/awkward kanji tattoos. Even a celebrity like Ariana Grande got it wrong. (I’m glad she’s got it fixed with the help of her tutor and she’s happy with that Japanese script tattoo)

For this reason, it is best to consult a native Japanese speaker beforehand whether the symbols actually conveys the meaning you have in mind. To help people get the right kanji and Japanese script tattoos, I started this online store  All letters here at Yorozuya.tech are verified by a native Japanese speaker, and you can download the letters right after purchase.

Instant Download

There is a button to download the file right after checkout and no need to wait for me to send it to you. Then you just simply forward it to your favourite tattoo artist. The letters are 100% accurate and he/she does not need to know any Japanese. The file contains both calligraphy style and line art (Stencil).Stencil is what your tattoo artist must have to ink the tattoo as it serves as the outline to trace the artwork onto your skin.

NOTE : The letters DO NOT NEED TO BE MIRRORED, they should appear just as it appears on the print-out.


All letters in any file with ‘Proverbs‘ tag fits in a 22cm (8.66inch) x 8cm (3.14inch) frame. Depending on the number of letters, the size of each letter varies to match the sentence to the vertical limit of 22 cm and they may not fill the entire frame horizontally. New line starts after certain syllables if necessary or appropriate to do so (Please see the example image at the end of this page to see how it is laid out for this particular product)

Verse Tattoo Example

Please select the pdf version if you want to resize the letters to your perfect needs as it is illustrator-editable and resize-friendly. Your tattoo artist can make it bigger or smaller with no problem.

Here are the example files for your reference.

3 different styles

You have 3 writing styles to choose from for this design.

each style gives different impressions and I have summarised in the gallery above.

How to order

Just simply tick your preferred style and hit the ‘purchase’ button. You have 3 writing styles to choose from for this design. Each style gives different impressions. In a nutshell,

  • Style 1: Elegant, Delicate
  • Style 2: Chic, Sophisticated
  • Style 3: Earnest, Sincere

Japanese proverb for Tattoo cool mind feels no heat Writing style comparison


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    August 13, 2021

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