Merciful Eye (慈眼) – Zen Word For Tattoo in Japanese Brush Stroke Kanji

A Zen word ‘Merciful Eye’ 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 Zen word has 2 kanjis, which are

  • 慈 : mercy, compassion
  • : eye

‘慈’ (mercy, compassion) means “giving ease” in Buddhism. In other words, to entertain and creating a feeling of ease in others.

In Japanese kanji, there are three of them that means ‘eye’. They are

  • 目 : eye(including eyelid and other parts of eye)
  • : eyeball only
  • 瞳 : pupil

The one in the red is used in this ‘merciful eye’,  because it has a connotation of having an insightful eye, an ability to see through the true nature of things.

Good example of having this merciful eye can be found in the relationship between good parents and their child.

This child likes drawing calligraphy art. You can tell the work is of genius but you always tell him certain things about the art that you like.  This will create a feeling of ease in the child and make him/her want to do more, which will brush up the skills in the end.

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.

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

▶️Purchasing process


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