Duḥkha(一切皆苦)- Buddhism Word for Tattoo in Brush Stroke Japanese Kanji

A Buddhism word ‘Duḥkha – the pain caused by the fact that life is never what you wish it to be’ for your kanji tattoo design is available for an instant download and you have 5 different kanji calligraphy styles to choose from. Your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

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Explanations and Interpretations

This idiom has 4 kanjis, which are

  • 一 : one
  • 切 : to cut, end, period
  • 皆 : everything
  • : pain

Putting these symbols together, it means ‘everything in this whole world is source of pain and there’s no exceptions’

This word is derived from the Buddhism concept of ‘Nothing is permanent’ (諸行無常). You might think that there are thing out there that you enjoy. But because nothing is permanent, what you are enjoying will eventually come to an end and that moment is a source of pain. To become free from suffering, you’ll have to be free from attachment accepting that nothing is permanent and be satisfied with your lot.

This leads to the Zen teaching of ‘be content with what you have’ (吾唯足知)

Explore the variations of Pain, Distress and suffering

There is a few other words related to ‘Pain’, ‘Distress’ and ‘Suffering’.

Instant Download

You can download the file right after the purchase and no need to wait for me to send it to you. Then you just simply forward it to your favourite tattoo artist. The design is 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 design DOSE NOT NEED TO BE MIRRORED, meaning it should appear on your skin/object just as it appears on the paper.

Depending on your purpose,  pick either jpeg or pdf

If you are looking to use the design just as it appears and not wanting to resize it, then the “jpeg” should be fine.

But if you are looking to

  • use it on a large object and need to resize
  • change the layout / position
    (e.g, vertical▶️horizontal / angled,  etc)

then the “pdf” should be your choice as it will be less work for your tattoo artist, meaning costs less.
(You need to check with your tattoo artist though)

Click the link below for more information.

▶️ pdf or jpg ? Which one is right for me?

5 different styles

You have 5 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 add it to the cart.

Click here to have a closer look at them.

If you are not sure, please read through the page below or simply contact me.

▶️Purchasing process


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