Thursday, December 30, 2010

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Aftercare Tips for Lip Piercing

Beauty Lip Piercing
Beauty Lip Piercing
Beauty Lip PiercingLip piercing care is not easy as you need to take care of the wound carefully during the healing period. It may approximately take around 6 to 10 weeks to heal completely. A person with a lip piercing may experience symptoms like peeling off skin, redness, swelling and bleeding during the healing process. The following are a few aftercare tips that will help you to overcome infections.
  • Soak your mouth in saline water at least twice in a day as it helps in speeding up the healing process.
  • Avoid drinking, smoking or eating three hours before the procedure.
  • Keep your mouth clean from bacteria by brushing your teeth at least twice in a day.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco till the pierced area heals completely.
  • Eat cold foods frequently as they may relieve you from pain and reduce swelling.
  • Avoid hot foods as they may cause irritation in and around the area.
  • Make sure that you keep the pierced site away from chemicals.
  • Clean your hands before touching the pierced site.
  • Avoid removing of the jewelry as there are chances for the hole to get closed during the healing period.
  • Use anti inflammatory lozenges in order to lower the chances of infections.
  • Consult a doctor if the symptoms like pain, swelling and redness get severe.
  • Use an anti bacterial soap or lotion in order to clean and remove the dirt and bacteria present in and around the area.

Tips Before Getting a Ear Piercing

Ear PiercingThe following are a few pointers that will help you avoid infections due to ear piercings.
  • Make sure that you do not get your ear pierced when you are ill and make sure that you get a piercing done when you are healthy mentally and physically.
  • Make sure that you maintain a good and healthy hygiene before and after the procedure.
  • Eat before getting your ear pierced as this can cause dizziness and nausea during the procedure in some people.

Famous Types of Ear Piercings for Mens

The following are a few common and famous types of ear piercings for men.

Ear Lobe PiercingEar Lobe Piercing: Men going for a piercing for the very first time should opt for an ear lobe piercing as this is the best option. You can sport a stud or a barbell on the ear lobe piercing to make it look more attractive.

Helix PiercingHelix Piercing: Make sure that the piercer uses a gun to pierce your ear and this is done on the helix which is considered as the upper cartilage. Cuffs or hoop accessories can be sported along with this piercing.

Industrial PiercingIndustrial Piercing: This is the most common type of ear piercing sported by most of them and it requires lots of care and attention. It may take around a year for the piercing to heal completely. Barbells and claws are the common types of jewelry sported for this piercing.

Rook PiercingRook Piercing: This is done by piercing the cartilage present between the inner and outer conch. Cartilage is usually very thick and is difficult to pierce and may cause severe pain during and after the procedure. It may take around a year for the piercing to heal. The most common types of jewelry sported for this piercing are captive bead rings.

Daith PiercingDaith Piercing: This piercing is a little complicated and may cause severe pain during the procedure. It is usually done on the inner rim of ear cartilage. Captive beads are usually sported on this piercing.

Tragus PiercingTragus Piercing: This piercing is usually sported on the cartilage flap present on the ear and it gives you an awesome look. Spirals and captive beads are usually preferred by many men.
Anti-Tragus Piercing: This is sported on the inner cartilage present in the ear. Anti-tragus ear piercing usually take a very less time to heal. Rings and ball closure looks cool on this piercing.
Conch Piercing: This piercing is done in two different types and they are – inner and outer conch. These piercings also take very less time to heal and barbells and ball closure rings are usually sported for this piercing.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Care and Tips of Monroe Piercing

Monroe PiercingTeens often have trouble getting their parents convinced to get themselves this piercing. If you find yourself in this situation, try explaining your parents about monroe piercing or try showing them some of the sample pictures of piercing.

Once things get clearer, make a list of tattoo parlors. You can visit the tattoo shops personally and select the best one. The tattoo shop you select should have an up to date health permit. The person who is doing your piercing should have good experience in monroe. If you are curious, you can also ask for pictures of previous customers who got this piercing.

According to the monroe piercing experts, the most effective way to heal the piercing and to deal with the after effects of monroe piercing, is to promote healthy life style.
  • You need to remember that any kind of piercing is an injury on your body. As a result you can have tenderness, discoloring, swelling and sometimes bruising, bleeding and itching.
  • Since it is a wound, so very naturally there will be the secretion of a white-yellow fluid containing blood plasma and dead cells. This fluid is likely to dry and form a crust on the jewelry. So you need to remove it properly to avoid further infection.

About Monroe Piercing

Monroe PiercingMonroe piercing can strike as a glittering beauty mark. Most people find this piercing painless or experience a slight pain – this might be due to the reason that the area of this piercing is soft and has few nerves. If you get bored with the piercing jewelry, you can even change it. This piercing can also be complemented with other piercing such as labret piercing.

A Monroe surely does attract unwelcome attention. People also find themselves asked many questions after getting this piercing done. Proper after care for this piercing is important as lack of it can result in infection. If you are looking forward to some even after getting this piercing, make sure you allow sufficient time for the swelling to go down.

Procedure and Aftercare Tips for Monroe Piercing

Monroe PiercingProcedure of Monroe piercing

  • With the help of a permanent marker, the piercer will mark the spot first for your Monroe. You would have to choose from the couple of spots selected by the piercer.
  • You would be asked to clean your mouth with a mouthwash so as to sterilize it.
  • Then the piercer would clamp your upper lip and would pass a hollow needle through the lip.
  • Now a labret stud would be placed in your lip. Generally the labret used initially is longer than the size you would prefer, this done to give space for the swelling. And after the swelling would subside longer labret would be replaced by a shorter one.
  • You would be asked to follow the aftercare instruction given by your piercer.

Aftercare Tips for Monroe Piercing

Oral or facial piercing is unique as body and oral aftercare is required. Here are some tips you should remember when you get a Monroe Piercing.

  • The optimal oral aftercare for Monroe piercing is to rinse your mouth at least for 1 minute with a medical-grade mouth wash after your meal.
  • If medical-grade mouthwash is not accessible then you can try diluted oral antiseptic for your oral rinse.
  • It is advisable not to use the regular oral rinse or mouthwash as it might cover your halitosis.
  • Remember not to over-clean your piercing as it will delay the healing process.
  • In addition to your oral rinse you can even try sea salt rinse after every meal. This will enhance your healing process.
  • For reducing the swelling ice and other chilled liquids would be helpful. Ice creams, frozen yogurts and ice pops are beneficial in reducing the swelling.
  • For highly sensitive people over-the-counter analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs can be helpful in reducing the pain and swelling.
  • You should at least brush your teeth three times a day as brushing will reduce the amount of food particles and bacteria in your mouth.
  • Even primary facial care is necessary for oral or facial piercing.
  • Clean your face twice in a day with an anti-bacterial soap and luke warm water. Facial steaming and hot water will help in loosing the crust below your jewelry and in softening your skin.
  • Use disposable products like tissue paper, swab or cotton-ball to gently remove the crust from your jewelry.
  • Before touching your jewelry or even during shower it is advisable to wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap.
  • You can even try using sea salt soaks before or after your shower.
  • Eat slowly and place little portion of food in your mouth.
  • During the healing period refrain yourself from eating chewing gums, tobacco products or any other sticky things.
  • Check that your jewelry accessories are tightened at least once in a day.
  • Avoid using petroleum-based products during the healing period.

Monroe Piercing Jewelry

Monroe Piercing Jewelry
Monroe Piercing JewelryMonroe Piercing Jewelry

Generally, the labret stud used for chin piercing is also used for Monroe Piercing. Labrets are generally similar to barbells but the only difference is that one end of the labret is flat and other end is finished off with a small ball. For its extraordinary appeal and extraordinary appeal most of the people choose labret stud. You can even choose a black rounded stud as it will look like a beauty spot. Otherwise you can even choose a labret with a sparkling gem and it will give a look like a star on your face.

Healing Period for Monroe Piercing

It takes about 6-8 weeks for Monroe piercing to heal. The best part of Monroe piercing is that it heals faster as compared to other piercing. Mouth contains lot of bacteria killing enzymes so it reduces the chances of infection. This doesn’t mean that chances of getting infection are nullified. If the piercing is done in a wrong place then it can cause damage to you gums and teeth.

Popular Monroe Piercings

Popular Monroe Piercings
Marilyn Monroe Piercings
Crawford Monroe Piercing
Marilyn Monroe PiercingsMonroe piercing is popularly known as Crawford or Madonna piercing. Monroe Piercing is done in the off-centre of the upper lip. Monroe piercing was done to resemble the beauty spots of Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford and Madonna. Hence this type of body piercing is known after these famous personalities.

Monroe piercing looks pretty. A good piercer and proper after care can give you the look you always wanted.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Irezumi the Art of Japanese Tattoos

Irezumi the Art of Japanese Tattoos
Irezumi the Art of Japanese TattoosJapanese tattoos are referred to in Japanese as irezumi which literally means the insertion of ink under the skin leaving a permanent mark or tattoo. Tattooing in Japan is thought to extend back to at least 10,000 years. The Ainu people, the indigenous people of Japan, are known to have used tattoos for decorative and social purposes for many thousands of years.

At the beginning of the Meiji period (running from around about 1868 to 1912) the Japanese government, wanting to project an image of a modern Japan to the west, outlawed tattoos, and irezumi took on connotations of criminality. Nevertheless, fascinated foreigners went to Japan seeking the skills of tattoo artists, and traditional tattooing continued underground.

Tattooing was legalized by the occupation forces in 1945, but unfortunately has kept a lot of its association with criminality. For many years, traditional Japanese tattoos were associated with the Yakuza, Japan's notorious mafia, and many businesses in Japan (such as public baths, fitness centers and hot springs) still ban customers with tattoos.

Irezumi the Art of Japanese Tattoos

Irezumi Full Body Japanese Tattoos

Irezumi Full Body Japanese Tattoos
Irezumi Full Body Japanese Tattoos
Irezumi Full Body Japanese TattoosTraditional irezumi is still done by specialist tattooists, but it is painful, time consuming and expensive: a typical traditional body suit (covering the arms, back, upper legs and chest, but leaving an untattooed space down the center of the body) can take one to five years of weekly visits to complete.

Girl With Japanese Tattoo On The Back Body

Japanese Tattoo On The Back BodyThis image shows a woman with a tattoo stories sexy Japanese society. There Geisha and Japanese devil images. Cherry blossoms are falling and there are also traditional Japanese lamps. Japanese tattoo design is placed on the back body with full color. I think this Japanese tattoo designs are full of the art premises.

Girl Japanese Phoenix Tattoo Design

Girl Japanese Phoenix Tattoo DesignThis image shows a woman with a sexy japanese phoenix tattoo on the theme of black images. Tattoo design is made with a large size so that the full on the back body. Japanese phoenix tattoo design is also in combination with images of flowers in place on the upper back body and on the lower back left side. Phonix japanese tattoo design is a classic theme.

Yakuza Tattoo Designs

Yakuza Tattoo Designs
Yakuza Tattoo Designs
Yakuza Tattoo DesignsIn Japan, tattoo is usually considered to be a symbol of a yakuza (Japanese mafia) and tends to be perceived negatively by people. For example, many public bath facilities in Japan inhibit customers who have tattoos from entering. Traditional Japanese tattoo covers arms, shoulders, and the back. In recent years, it’s becoming popular for Japanese young people to get contemporary tattoos. Tattoo events are often held in big cities, and there are many Japanese tattoo shops in Japan. It’s good to contact them before you visit.

Yakuza Tattoos in Different Styles and Forms

Yakuza Tattoos
Yakuza Tattoos
Yakuza TattoosYakuza tattoos in different styles and forms. They are often done in colored inks and their designs make bold statements. Yakuza tattoos are often placed in body spots that are often exposed for the entire world to see. You can often see them on their hands, arms, chest and necks. Because of the relation of Yakuza to tattoos, you cannot blame a normal Japanese to be afraid and slightly frightened of some people with large and daring tattoos. It is common for heavily tattooed people to be banned in public and some exclusive hotels. Yakuza is known to tattoo their own members. If you see a black ring around an arm of a Yakuza, this can stand for the number of crimes he committed.

Yakuza Japanese Tattoo Style

Yakuza Japanese Tattoo
Yakuza Japanese Tattoo
Yakuza Japanese TattooAbove image to depict richly decorated tattoos on Japanese men. Look closely and you’ll see whales being butchered by the different characters.

The tagline for these images are “Not all traditions deserve to be preserved. Put an end to whaling in Japan.”

Yakuza Tattoo from Predator

Yakuza Tattoo from PredatorI am often forced to watch war and alien movies on the night they debut. With the release of the new Predator movie, today was no exception. All in all it was a well done movie with creepy predators popping out of nowhere and plenty of blood and guts to go around. But my favorite part of the movie was the fight scene with Hanzo, the Japanese Yakuza warrior. By far the coolest character in the movie, he also sports a fantastic tattoo covering his chest and back.

The Yakuza are basically the Japanese mob and many wear full body tattoos (irezumi). A lot of the tattoos seem to have that empty space down the middle like the one Hanzo wears. Apparently the Yakuza rarely show their tats in public, covering up with high neck and long sleeve shirts.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Get Permanent Corset Piercings


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Before you get the piercing done, make sure you plan ahead. Do some research and gather information about the permanent corset piercings, as much as you can. Once you have learnt enough information about it, find out which parlor is doing a permanent corset piercing. Try to find out many body piercing parlors and choose the best one, which maintain a hygienic piercing procedure.

Corset Piercings
1. Find out what kind of materials and equipments, they use for body piercings. The right answers would be dermal anchors, surface bars and tygon bars. You may also need to do some research again about surface bars and dermal anchors, and choose which one is best for you.

2. A corset piercing may not cost you more than $300-400, even if you get it done from a good piercing parlor.

3. Don’t forget to ask about the history or the success rate of permanent corset piercing. There may not be a high rate of success in this type of piercing, because there is a high chances of rejection in surface piercing.

4. If the parlor had done any corset piercing before, you can also ask for some photos of their customers who had done corset piercing and healed completely, before you get it done. Don’t accept fresh piercings photos.

5. Be sure to watch the equipments and materials when your professional piercer take them out from the sealed sterile packages. What it means, sterility of the equipments is very important, so you have to make sure that your piercer is using the fresh sterile equipments for your piercing.
6. Most professional piercer may ask you to lay down or lean over the chair. when you are getting the corset piercing. During the piercing is going on, avoid moving. Brace yourself and breath normally.

7. During the piercing time, you can ask for breaks after each piercing. And, during the breaks, they may provide some fluids, such as tea, preferably with less sugar.
8. After you get your new corset piercing done, always wear loose shirts or clothes to avoid rubbing against the piercings.

9. Make sure that you clean the piercings with antimicrobial or antibacterial soap two times per day.

10. Be sure to note down all the piercing aftercare instructions properly, and follow them carefully as guided by your professional piercer.

Ideas for Lip Piercing Jewelry

Lip Piercing JewelryLip piercing is one of the most sexiest and popular types among the facial piercings. Lip piercings can be performed on many different sites in and around your mouth. With the rise of body piercing trend becoming popular, there are many different types and designs of lip jewelries available today. Be it upper lip piercing, side lip piercing or lower lip piercing, you can find various suitable jewelry for each type. Here are some of the most popular types of lip piercing jewelry.

Lip Studs
The ideal jewelry for lower lip piercing may be lip studs. They are properly designed studs with a smooth flat backplate, thus preventing teeth and gum damage and irritation. There are a wide range of lip studs in various color and materials.

Lip Retainers

They are designed to be hospital safe and discrete. So, you can use this jewelry when you want to conceal your pierced lip at work. Or, you can keep it open during dentist visits and medical procedures. They are specially made of with flexible and soft materials. Lip retainers come in skin-colored and see-through designs, in which you can choose your choice.

Lip Studs Spare Balls
They are mainly designed to add style to your look. These lip studs spare balls are available in a wide range of colors, styles and materials, which make it more easy to update a little glitter to your pierced lip or color-coordinate your lip piercing jewelry. It’s good to carry a couple of lip studs spare balls with you, in case you lose your favorite lip stud ball.

Lip Rings
Lip rings consist of two types, they are ball closure rings and circular barbells. These lip rings look best to lip piercing done on the brim of the lip. These versatile lip rings also come in many different choice of sizes, materials and colors. You can find a great choice whether you want to make a discrete look, simple or fashion statement with sparkle gems or bright colors.

Lip Piercing Jewelry Materials
You can find lip piercing jewelry with many different materials that include stainless steel, silver and gold which are most favorites for many people. You can also find lip piercing jewelries in acrylics, titanium coated finish, titanium and gold plated. Titanium coated in black finish jewelry may be a good choice for people who don’t want the metallic finish.

Cheap Lip Piercing Jewelry
If you are looking for inexpensive lip piercing jewelry yet a good one, you may like to go for acrylics.

Belly Button Rings for Pregnant Women

Pregnant Women PiercingMany women are wondering how they can retain their belly piercing rings without making them closed during pregnancy. And, if you are one of them, be happy you have landed at the right place. Many people think that there is no option other than removing the belly ring and getting a new piercing after having a baby. But, the good news is that now you have belly ring, specially designed for pregnant women.

Keeping a belly ring during pregnancy seems to be difficult, but by wearing BJS, pregnancy belly ring, you can get over all your worries to retain your belly button piercing. Pregnancy belly rings are extremely flexible, comfortable and safe to use during pregnancy.

Belly Ring For Pregnant Women:
Pregnant belly rings, the multi-use piercing tube are considered the most comfortable and safest belly ring for pregnant women. This type of jewelry are specially made and designed for pregnant women. They are extremely flexible and two inches long in order to accommodate the growing belly. Thus, you can keep your belly button or navel piercing without any discomfort and risk of infection.

This type of jewelry is made from BioFlex and is a bendy tube. They are extremely bio-compatible form, which helps to minimize the risk of infection. Pregnancy belly rings are available in curved lengths and plain straight, which you can add other accessories and customize the ring in more funky and stylish looks.

Tips to Use:
Like I’ve mentioned above, pregnancy belly rings are need to be customized with some push-fit accessories. So this means, to make a pregnancy belly ring, you need to buy some push-fit accessories and a plain piercing tube. After you got all the items, do the following steps.

  • Clean the piercing tube and other accessories with saline solution, before you start making it.
  • Then, insert the piercing tube into your belly button piercing.
  • Most women use pregnancy belly ring of 25mm-40mm. So, if needed, you can trim of properly with scissors.
  • After that, you can insert some accessories into the ends of the tubes. Don’t forget to use only metal free accessories in order to prevent infections.

Body Piercing Guide

Full Body PiercingBody piercing has become increasingly popular over the years and more and more people indulge in this unique art of body modification primarily to enhance their looks although some of them use it for other purposes related to their physical well being.

People who are new to body piercing often wonder whether the procedure involved in body piercing is painful or not. However there is no suitable answer to the query since nearly the majority of piercing is perceived and the feeling is similar to that of experiencing a minor injection.

Piercing that are undertaken by experts involve the use of an exceedingly pointed hollow surgical needle similar to the ones employed for giving drips or blood. This implies that for the majority of body piercing the needle is pierced in an instant and the degree of uneasiness is minimal. Perhaps the genital parts and nipples can be a source of some degree of discomfort for many, but the related uneasiness can differ vastly from individual to individual. As has been observed people react to different body piercing in different ways. Some are often extremely distressed with certain piercing and may lose consciousness in the process. Others may throw up and there are others still who might not be affected at all by the seemingly painful procedure.

In exceptional cases professionals who specialize in body piercing resort to anesthetic injections. Nonetheless, for the majority of piercing local anesthetic is not required and in several instances it has been found that the use of it could result in unnecessary discomfort than the uneasiness linked to the real piercing.

It is to be remembered that drugs and alcohol should be avoided by individuals who opt for body piercing. Alcohol and drugs generally aggravate the discomfort and can accentuate the pain making it more intense in the process.

You should give proper thought while opting for a clinic to pierce your body. You should choose a site that caters to your basic requirements. You must be aware of the fact that the dangers of AIDS along with a number of other diseases can be easily transferred while going through this procedure.

Hence ensure that the venue you choose for your body piercing needs should be clean and the equipments that are employed for the purpose should be equally clean and well maintained. If you find the place lacking in hygiene do not hesitate to shift to another venue.

It is mandatory that equipments which are used more than once such as clamps, scissors etc should be cleaned after each application. Single-use needles should be made use of for piercing purposes. Ensure that the needles are kept in sealed, disinfected packets before they are used on you. Also see to it that the individual performing the body piercing is neat and tidy.

Body Piercing Care

Facial PiercingPiercing has become a fashion trend these days, but it is imperative for an individual desirous of body piercing to know some basic facts about it. Piercing are vulnerable to infection until the area that has been pierced is completely healed. It is exceeding vital to accord proper care to new piercing so as to expedite the healing process and avert infection.

The healing of a body piercing entails a certain degree of carefulness on your part. Initially some blood might spill from the piercing and the affected area should be protected with disinfected gauze for a short period of time. Subsequently, the piercing should be exposed to air, apart from certain cases, beneath clothes, and during sleep. After the initial period it is advisable to leave uncovered the affected area under clean clothes, without any problem.

You must at all times make it a point to keep your hands clean prior to touching your piercing. You need to do this to ensure that your hands are not the source of contamination for the area that has been pierced.

The use of sterile cotton, cotton gauze or other disinfected material should be used for cleaning from the second night onwards. You should exercise caution while removing any trickle from the skin in the vicinity of the pierced area. If the piercing has become loose and can be twisted with relative ease, clean the different sections at a time, while rotating it through the pierced area. This has to be done to ensure that the entire surface of the piercing has been properly cleaned.

As far as oral piercing, for instance tongue, lip, or labret piercing, is concerned greater care has to be employed since these piercing are vulnerable to infection. Use of plain antiseptic mouthwash along with water is strongly recommended for purposes of the pierced parts. The proportion of the mouthwash and water should be one part water and 3 parts mouthwash. The use of the mouthwash along with water should be undertaken regularly whenever anything touches the piercing, subsequent to eating, smoking, drinking, etc.

For initial uneasiness and inflammation, ice should be applied to the affected part for relief. This is greatly required as part of proper care to help in the process of healing.

In case of genital piercing it is likely that your clothes would touch the pierced area. Hence you should make sure to keep the clothing that touches the piercing extremely clean. The use of a clear sort of detergent is recommended, so there is no trace of perfumes or coloring agents that can affect the pierced area.

The process of keeping the genital piercing clean is fundamentally similar to the procedure of cleaning any other body piercing, but you do should exercise greater caution while handling the jewelry, as the site will possibly be numb during inflammation.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kanji Tattoo Tips

Kanji TattooKanji, or Hanzi in Chinese, has obtained cult status. Practically every day I come across something with Kanji on it. Unfortunately, often times they contain blatantly ignorant mistakes. Clothes shops sell t-shirts with random Japanese letters strung together, as if it should be readable. Furniture shops offer furniture, bed covers, cushion covers, and even matching curtains with inverted and mirrored Kanji on it. Once I saw a BWM with Kanji stickers proudly decorating both side doors. It read "Viagra" in Chinese... However, these mistakes are nothing compared to the mistakes I have seen on various body parts as "Kanji tattoos."

It is truly flattering to know that Kanji and the Japanese and Chinese languages have gained such prominence and status among tattoo fans. However, if you are going to engrave something on your body, show respect for yourself, as well as for our language and culture, and learn a thing or two about the language and the art of Asian calligraphy before getting it done. Otherwise you will find yourself secretly sweating, every time a Japanese girl comments on your tattoo, wondering "Did she mean it? Or was that sarcasm in her voice?" Or worse, you might end up on one of the many Japanese websites that showcase the gibberish Kanji tattoos they have come across.

How can you avoid ending up with a Kanji tattoo that screams "amateur"?

1. Do not have Western names translated into Kanji and inked. Kanji are symbols which often have several meanings. When someone "translates" Western names into Kanji, they are simply fishing out Kanji that have the right phonetics, Kanji that sound similar to the word they are trying to translate. Take the name "Stacy" as an example. When translated into Japanese, it becomes a 5-Japanese-letter word (su-te-i-shi-i, since the word is broken up into syllables, as it should be spoken in the Japanese language). To translate it into Kanji, one would have to find five Kanji which sound like the five syllables of the name. Of course the translator would (or should) make sure they choose Kanji with positive connotations, such as "poem" as opposed to "death" (both words pronounced "shi" in Japanese) -- but be aware that if you ask ten people to translate your name into Kanji, you will likely end up with ten different results. It is that subjective, the art of "translating" names into Kanji. If you still insist on having a name inked, have it done in Katakana instead of Kanji. At least then it would be an objective symbolism of the name, in other words, without the translator's "interpretation" of your name into symbols (Kanji). However, if you are adamant about having Kanji, then my next suggestion would be to keep it short. Have the name translated into just one Kanji, for the first syllable in the name for example, and then have the Kanji inked in the design of a Hanko stamp. This is much more elegant, artistic and aesthetic than having several random Kanji that have the phonetics to sound like a Western name. To a native speaker, such strings of Kanji look extremely odd and usually need to be explained before it can be understood.
2. Keep it simple. Do not even think about translating a whole sentence or phrase. Most likely the meaning will get lost in translation. If you are keen on getting a certain message across with your tattoo, consult a native speaker and convey what it is you want to get across and see if an original Chinese or Japanese proverb can get the same point across. David Beckham's famous Chinese proverb tattoo is a great example. Direct translations should be avoided for obvious reasons.
3. Consult a reliable native speaker -- or two, to get different opinions and inputs. Do not rely on a non-native or just walk into a tattoo parlor and choose from their Kanji catalogs without any research. Many of the catalogs circulating the internet and tattoo parlors are full of translation mistakes, missing strokes, crooked Kanji that you have to tilt your head to read, and disproportional, unattractive Kanji that were clearly not written by someone with calligraphy skills. Besides, the selection is extremely limited, considering the fact that there are thousands of Kanji in the Japanese and Chinese language to choose from.

Having said all of that, let me leave you on a thought: Japanese are wary of tattoos, since we associate it with Yakuza, the Japanese mafia. In fact, most bath houses and Onsen (hot spring baths) in Japan have specific rules prohibiting people with tattoos from bathing there. It is the politically correct way of saying "Yakuza not welcome." So as flattering as it is that the Western world has come to embrace our language and incorporated it into their culture of tattooing, be aware that you will seldom meet a Japanese with a Kanji tattoo, much less a tattoo. It is just not our culture.

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