7 Virtues of Bushido for Kanji Design Tattoo | Brush Stroke & Calligraphy Writings Styles

A set of 7 codes or virtues of Bushido, 武士道 (The Way of Warriors; Samurai’s code of conduct) for your kanji tattoo design is available for instant download and you have 3 different writing styles to choose from. All Kanji are verified by a native Japanese speaker and Your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

The 7 virtues of Bushido are;

*This complete pack comes with all these 7 virtues individually as well as the one with the virtues going down vertically altogether.

Is there a proper order that they are supposed to be in? Click here.

For more Samurai related phrase tattoos? Click here

Kanji Tattoo Fail on 7 virtues of Bushido on the Internet

You can find many free images for them on the Internet. Sadly, it is very common to spot wrong, not properly written and even severe lack of important kanji, and people end up having those wrong symbols on their body…When I image-googled “7 virtues of bushido tattoo “, the result was shocking… Here is the search result.

Samurai virtues Kanji tattoo
Wrong Kanji symbol and incorrect stroke

This gentleman has a really impressive back! but to us, the Japanese, some of the characters make us go ‘oh…’

Another search result below with severe lack of important kanji for ‘Honour’ and ‘Loyalty’. Each virtue needs 2 kanji symbols.

  • Honour: 名 & 誉
  • Loyalty: 忠 & 義

However, the image blow shows only one Kanji symbol for them, 誉 & 忠, missing 名 for honour and 義 for loyalty.

Bushido virtues tattoo wrong kanji
Severe lack of Kanji Symbols

In the image above, I put the missing kanji in yellow to the side of ‘Honour’ & ‘Loyalty’ (The two bottom Kanji symbols). I can point out many more of these wrong Kanji symbols but stop here.

Japanese writing tattoo = Flexible placement

If you are wondering, the Japanese writing system allows both vertical (top to bottom) and horizontal directions (left to right). Yes, flexibly placement for your tattoo, which works in favour if you want vertical word tattoo. so, in this case ‘Honour’ & ‘Loyalty’, which has two kanji symbols, they can be written vertically like this.

Bushido 7 Virtues for Tattoo in Japanese Kanji symbols,

Created by a native Japanese speaker = 100% accurate kanji for Bushido virtues tattoo

Japanese writing systems are very tricky as it requires the use of 3 different scripts; Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana. Without proper understanding of this writing system will result in wrong/awkward kanji tattoos.

To help people get the right Japanese writing 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 ‘Spine‘ 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.

Is there a proper order that they are supposed to be in?

From my understanding YES and the 7 characters are put in the same order as explained in the book called ‘Bushido, The way of Samurai’ by Inazo Nitobe. Some of the virtues is the base of the others and should come first or next to each other. For example, Veracity (誠) is the base or equal to Honour (名誉), because “lying was not condemned as sin, but simply denounced as weakness, and, as such, highly dishonourable” You will receive the rest of my explanation with the excerpt from the book after purchase. That way you’ll be able to decide on the order to your linkings if you want to.

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

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  • Last Updated

    June 11, 2022

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  • Released

    October 17, 2020

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