Best Chinese tattoos around the web

Good Chinese tattoos have to at least contain the correct translations with meaningful characters in Chinese. Moreover, the writing styles have to be aesthetically pleasing so that the tattoos do not appear to be some baby’s scribbles. It would be a great plus if the hanzi is decorated by pictures (e.g. flowers).

I have come across some very nice Chinese hanzi tattoos on the internet (especially on Tumblr and Flickr) and lots of them have the ‘wow’ factor. While some of these tattoos are personal, some of them contain very common words, expressions and sentences which are also included in my Chinese tattoo books.

Wise words with flowers

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Beautiful Chinese Flower Tattoo

This is the most beautiful Chinese tattoos I have ever seen. The five Chinese characters on the lady’s back mean that cherry blossoms in cold weathers do not exhibit their fragrances in the winter. While other flowers with nice fragrances already cannot stand the cold weather, cherry blossoms usually bloom in the winter. Therefore what they actually exhibit is determination and the ability to stand in harsh weather conditions. The Chinese characters are beautifully decorated by nice painted cherry blossoms.

Nice long sentence shows courage

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Elegant Chinese tattoo on the back

This is another nice Chinese tattoo on the back. The 13 characters mean what does not kill me makes me stronger. Apart from the positive messages sent out from the tattoo, the writing style is pretty and neat. However, if we want to be 100% precise, the third character should have been omitted.

Characters with a cross

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Religious tattoo with cross

What displays on the back means ‘don’t give up’. The cross above the three characters shows the girl’s religious belief. This is a nice combination of characters with symbols which exhibits one’s belief and faith.

Nice tattoo for making wishes

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Good wishes tattoo

The four characters inked on the lady’s arm mean ‘everything you wish will come true’. This is a common expression used for making wishes (for yourself or for other people). What I like about this tattoo is the powerful and thick strokes used for the Chinese hanzi.

Chinese wise words for taking risk

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Wise words in beautiful writing style

The eight character wise words on the side of the torso are used to indicate that no great enterprise can be successful without some risk being taken. The writing style is beautiful and stronger which shows one’s the determination to take risk in life.

Tattoo showing faith and belief

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God’s Children tattoo

The five characters means ‘god’s children’. This is a tattoo which shows one’s belief and faith. The writing style is very neat and can be easily recognised.

One of the most commonly inked hanzi

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Chinese dragon tattoo

This is one of the most commonly inked Chinese characters which means the ‘dragon’. In contrasts to the fiery dragons which are inked on men, this character with its calm and neat writing style is somehow better suited for girls.

Chinese and English combined

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Chinese and English combined

The two-character word already has its English meaning translated in the same tattoo. This is perhaps not a bad idea for short words.

Chinese character with bird and bush

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Chinese tattoo – bird

In contrast to most Hanzi tattoos which are usually inked in black, this character which means ‘peace’ is inked in red. It combines very well with the bird and bush drawing.

Chinese tattoo for star sign

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Chinese star sign tattoo

Getting your star signs in Chinese inked as a tattoo is very common. This Chinese word is translated as Capricorn. The writing style is very nice indeed.

Hanzi and drawing blended nicely

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Creative blend: character and image tattoo

The one word character means crow. It is a very creative tattoo which totally blends the drawing into the character.

Nice little panda

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Little Panda

This is a cute little panda tattoo.

Popular character among celebrities

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Common Chinese Tattoo Design Amongst Celebrities

The character means strength. It is very common and lots of celebrities have it inked as a tattoo . The strokes of the character combines well with the drawing.

Name in Chinese

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Chinese name tattoo

Having one’s name in translated in Chinese inked is very common. In this tattoo, the red flowers make the characters appear very lively.

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Comments: 10

  1. Dexter C. Cao July 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm Reply

    I feel good about chinese tattoos in fact i was surprised when i saw our General Manager That he has chinese tattoos on his shoulder..I am planning to have mine..can you translate these in chinese..
    ( respect, understand, love, peace ) am planning to have them paint at my right back. then on my lower left back the names of my wife and children ( melanie, joshua, lindsay and gabriel )

    Thank You and God Bless!

    • Knk September 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm Reply

      respect, understand, love, peace→尊敬,理解,愛,和平
      melanie, joshua, lindsay, gabriel →梅蘭妮,約書亞,琳賽,加百列

  2. emmanuel August 30, 2014 at 3:31 pm Reply

    i love chinese tattoo and i want to have mine.plz can u translate these words..forgive,forget

    • Gagsongauson October 19, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

      forgive 原諒
      forget 忘卻

      • Vineeth reddy July 9, 2015 at 4:46 am Reply

        Can you transulate my name in to chinese pls…

  3. john September 24, 2014 at 3:16 am Reply

    Wow ! So many beautiful girls with beautiful hair styles . I m in love with there stylish look .

  4. Mamie December 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm Reply

    Pretty! Thiѕ was an incredibly wonderful post. Тhanks ffor supplying this info.

  5. Vineeth reddy July 9, 2015 at 4:47 am Reply

    Can you transulate my name in to chinese pls…

  6. anee August 18, 2016 at 11:38 pm Reply

    plz my dear help me the meaning of I believe in God

  7. Millen Kiros August 16, 2018 at 11:42 pm Reply

    I’m not sure you’re going to this, but you can help me write and translate the Chinese calligraphy scroll for me

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