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Choosing a Japanese symbol for a tattoo design can be a difficult decision. There are so many characters to choose from, it is worth taking the time to research and understand all of the options. There are a number of tattoo designs that are ever popular, including the Japanese symbol for family. Read on to find out more about this popular tattoo design.
The Japanese symbol for family is usually written in Kanji. There are three alphabets in Japanese, called hiragana, katakana and kanji. Most tattoo design will either use katakana, if it is for a name or kanji if it is for a word or concept. Kanji is the name in Japanese given to the chinese characters that are used in the Japanese language and were originally adapted from Chinese.
The Japanese word for family is ka-zoku. It is actually made up of two characters. The first character has the sound ka and means ‘house’ or ‘home’. The second character is read zoku and has the meaning of ‘group’, ‘clan’ or ‘family’. Together the two characters form the meaning ‘family’ and it is pronounced kazoku.
Some of the other Japanese symbols that are always popular for tattoos are also related to the family theme. These include father, mother, daughter, sister and brother. If you have looked at all of the Japanese symbols related to family and still can’t decide, then you could always go for a universally popular character, the character for Love. In Japanese the word for Love is ‘ai’ and is only one character of 13 strokes, which makes it a good choice if you are looking for a symbol with a strong meaning in one character.
write by Joshua Underwood