Gratitude for the Present Moment (独坐大雄峰) – Zen Word For Tattoo in Japanese Brush Stroke Kanji

A Zen word ‘Gratitude for the Present Moment’ 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.

Style 1

Explanations and Interpretations

This phrase was coined by a Zen Master, Baizhang Huaihai (百丈懐海). Once upon a time, a Zen monk asked ‘Buddhism, What’s in it for us?’, to which he replied ‘Gratitude for the Present Moment’ (独坐大雄峰)

This Zen word has 5 kanjis, which are

  • 独 : alone,
  • 座 : being here
  • 大 : great, big
  • 雄 : excellence, with confidence,
  • 峰 : peak

Putting all these kanji together, it means ‘The fact that just me being here, even if I’m by myself,  is a miracle and I should be thankful for it’. The fact that I am here, living without any sever injury or accidents so far is a miracle. I have parents but without them I wouldn’t be here in the first place. And the same goes for my parents. If you go back like this 10 generations or 20 generations, how many of your ancestors are involved? Without them, even one of them, I wouldn’t have existed in this world.

We are all destined to die right after we are born in this world.That’ why living your life to the fullest is important no matter what.

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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