‘Live Life On Your Own Terms’ In Japanese Kanji Symbols For Phrase Tattoo (Yojijukugo: 四字熟語)

‘Live Life On Your Own Terms’ in Japanese Kanji Symbols 悠々自適 for tattoo is available for instant download. The Kanji symbols are available in 3 different writing styles as well as both vertical and horizontal directions for your preference (Yes, the Japanese writing system is flexible in that they can be written both vertically and horizontally). Created and verified by a native Japanese speaker and 100% accurate. Your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

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4 Kanji compound is called ‘Yo ji jukugo’ (四字熟語) and it serves as an excellent sources for Japanese kanji tattoo ideas.

Why Yojijukugo is good for tattoo ideas?

4 Kanji compounds are often used to express/represent themes, values, mottos. convictions, ambitions, resolutions. They are; straight to the point, concise and neat, and have a nice ring to it. They are also often written in calligraphy to remind you the aforementioned resolutions, etc every time you see it.

There exists thousands of these 4 kanji compounds. Find more tattoo idea with Yojijukugo here.

The 4 Kanji symbols (Yojijukugo) for ‘Live Life On Your Own Terms’  and their meanings

‘Live Life On Your Own Terms’ in this compound consists of the 4 Kanji below.

  • 悠 : leisure
  • 々 : indication of a repetition of the preceding kanji
  • 自 : self
  • 適 : suitable

This phrase is often used to describe someone having peaceful life on their own terms, free from worldly cares.

Created by a native Japanese speaker = 100% accurate Kanji 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.

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Horizontal & Vertical Directions

Both horizontal and vertical direction is used in the Japanese wiring and therefore, all download files with ‘4 Letter Compounds‘ tag come with both horizontal and vertical layout for your convenience. Horizontal layout is suitable for your finger/knuckle tattoo and inner bicep tattoo while vertical layout is for arm (tricep, shoulder and sleep) tattoo. (Please see the examples above) It starts from left to right for horizontal lines whereas it is top to bottom for vertical lines.

Letter shown: an example

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

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Resize it to your needs

The 4 scripts in any download files with ‘4 Letter Compounds‘ tag are approximately fits within a 2cm (0.8inch) x 8cm (3.14inch) frame or slightly bigger and, in general,  this size is suitable for finger tattoos and behind the ear tattoo.

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Letter shown: an example

If you need to make it bigger for arms, chest, and other body parts, the download file is in illustrator-editable and resize-friendly pdf. Your tattoo artist can make it bigger without the outline getting blurry.

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Letter shown: an example

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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    January 9, 2022

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