Loyalty (Samurai Virtue) In Japanese Kanji Symbol For Tattoo

‘Loyalty’ in a Japanese Kanji Symbol (忠義 reads Chugi) for tattoo is available for instant download. This word is one of the 7 virtues of Bushido (武士道: The Way of Warriors/Samurai’s code of conduct). It is simple yet has a powerful and deep meaning highly regarded by Samurai warriors. The symbol is available in 3 different writing styles for your preference. verified by a native Japanese speaker, your favourite tattoo artist DOES NOT need to know any Japanese.

Loyalty in Japanese Kanji Symbol for Tattoo on Forearm
Style 1
Loyalty In Japanese Kanji Symbol for Tattoo on side neck
Style 2

For a set of 7 virtues of Bushido, Click here.

Bushido 7 Virtues for Tattoo in Japanese Kanji symbols,
7 Virtues of Bushido

What is Kanji ?

Kanji is one of the 3 Japanese writing systems. It is a set of symbols that represent words or concepts.

You might have seen those asian hanging scrolls with some calligraphy letters on it like these. They represent themes, values, resolutions, ambitions, and convictions.

Kanji on a hanging scroll
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Loyalty in Japanese Kanji symbol for tattoo

Loyalty in Japanese Kanji consists of two Kanji below

  • 忠 : loyal, faithfulness
  • 義 : righteous, rectitude

No Machine Translations = No More Kanji Fail

Kanji are very tricky scripts and some people end up with wrong/awkward kanji tattoos. Without proper understanding of the Japanese language and writing systems(require the use of 3 different scripts),  simply putting together the kanji obtained from Kanji generators might lead to Kanji tattoo fail. 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 kanji actually conveys the meaning you have in mind. 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.

Loyalty in Japanese tattoo gone wrong

Bushido codes are one of the most popular Kanji tattoos. You can find many free images for them on the internet. However, it is not uncommon to spot wrong, not properly written and even severe lack of important kanji, and people end up having those wrong symbols on their skin… I found severe lack of 名 for Honour and 義 for Loyalty.

Bushido virtues tattoo wrong kanji
Sever lack of Kanji Symbols

On another image, Honour and Loyalty has been compressed into 1 kanji and the second Kanji for Loyalty is actually wrong…

Bushido Kanji Tattoo fail
2 Kanji Symbols compressed into 1 Kanji

The correct Kanji was placed to the left. The dot location is incorrect and there needs to be a stroke instead of the 2 dots at the left bottom.

Loyalty in Japanese Kanji Tattoo gone wrong
Dot is at a wrong location(upper right), there should be a stroke not 2 dots (bottom left)

Bushido Kanji gone wrong on actual body.

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.

Letter shown : Yorozuya

Horizontal & Vertical Directions

Both horizontal and vertical direction is used in the Japanese wiring and therefore, The file comes with both horizontal and vertical layout for your convenience and preference. Writing starts from left to right for horizontal lines whereas it is top to bottom for vertical lines.

Kanji Tattoo Example vertical Horizontal directions
Letter shown : an example

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

Letter shown : Fighting Spirit

PDF or JPG?

As a rule of thumb,

  • jpg for fingers, behind the ear
  • pdf for arms, chest, shoulder, and other body parts

Each script approximately fits in a 2cm (0.8inch) x 2cm grid or slightly bigger and, in general,  this size is suitable for fingers, the back of the neck and behind the ear tattoo.

kanji tattoo example1
Letter shown : an example

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

Kanji Tattoo Example pdf benefits
Letter shown : an example

Nevertheless, please check with the example files.

If you are happy with the size of the letters and not do need to make it larger, then the “jpg” will do. But if you think you need to make it bigger or change the layout, positions, colours etc, then select the “pdf” just to be on the safe side as it is fully customisable to your likings. It might also be less work for your tattoo artist and cost less. (Please check with your tattoo artist)

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
Loyalty in Japanese Tattoo, Brush stroke Kanji symbol, writing comparison vertical orientation
Vertical Orientation
Loyalty in Japanese Tattoo, Brush stroke Kanji symbol, writing comparison horizontal orientation
Horizontal Orientation
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    August 21, 2021

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