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Chinese Tattoo Translation
with Stencil Outline
We have been specializing in Chinese tattoo translation since 1999. is one of the earliest pioneers in offering chinese tattoo symbols on the internet with raving reviews.

We understand that tattoos have very special meanings to those who choose to have them permanently etched on their bodies. It is especially rewarding for us to help capture the joy of sharing a love that will last forever or friendship that transcends time. We also take pride in translating names for new members of the family who will bring everlasting joy and laughter. We have also provided tattoo translations to those who wish to remember loved ones who have passed away. It is a painful experience and we take special care in helping to bring beautiful memories back in the form of a tattoo. We also believe tattooing is a means to encourage oneself during trying times, as well as a way to express one's own character and unique qualities. Whatever your reason is for choosing a chinese tattoo, we will be there to help make it meaningful.

We will provide you with both large GIF and small JPG files at 72 ppi and 300 ppi respectively for your convenience . All translations and stencil outlines will be emailed to you within 72 hours of payment.

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Tattoo Translation: $17 We can translate your name, a phrase or words into beautiful Chinese calligraphy so that you can use it as a unique custom tattoo design .
  • We charge $17 per name
  • We charge $17 per 3 words
  • We charge $17 per phrase

  • View Calligraphy Styles
    You can choose from 10 different styles. We offer one-of-a-kind calligraphy in grass and brush styles handwritten by Tai, which we guarantee are not available from any other site. This is the perfect place to get your unique Chinese tattoo.

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    Tattoo Stencil Outline : add $3 You can get the stencil outlines for just an extra $3. This is what the tattoo artist will use to trace the artwork onto your body so as to ensure the design is adhered to correctly.The characters provided are large, clear and crisp. Simply print them out and bring to your tattoo artist who will scale the design to the size that you want.View Stencil Outline
    Tattoo Appraisal : just $6.50 Ever have doubts about the "Chinese" tattoo on your body ? Are they Chinese words at all? Are the characters what you had meant them to be? you can email us a photo of your tattoo, and we will let you know if your tattoo contains any Chinese characters at all, what characters they are, what they mean , and if they are esthetically pleasing from a Chinese person's viewpoint. See details
    Pronunciation : add $5 You can order a wav file for the Chinese pronunciation
    (listen to sample) in both the Cantonese and Mandarin dialects for only an additional $5

    All prices quoted in US Currency.

    • About our history: We have been specializing in Chinese tattoo translation and design since 1999. We are one of the earliest pioneers in offering chinese tattoo symbols on the internet. Over the past years, we have had the honor to serve customers from all over the world. Read customer feedback
    • About your translators: The translation team of Tai and Cheung will provide you with a translation that not only embodies the essence of the word/phrase but is also grammatically correct and sounds beautifully in Chinese. University educated in Hong Kong and Canada, both Tai and Cheung are native speakers of Chinese, fluent in the Cantonese, Mandarin and Toisan dialects. Their mastery of both the English and Chinese languages will guarantee the most accurate and appropriate translation for you.
    • About your calligrapher: Tai, is a Chinese brush painting artist and skilled calligrapher with university education in both Hong Kong and Canada. She is a native speaker of Chinese, fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin dialects. Her calligraphy and artwork combines both traditional techniques and creative flair.

      You can only order Tai's one-of-a-kind grass and brush calligraphy for your unique tattoo design here at and not anywhere else.

    Ten calligraphy styles to choose from:
    Style 1:
    Classic style

    Style 2:
    Cursive style

    Style 3:
    Fluid style

    Style 4:
    Grass style

    Style 5:
    Old style

    Style 6:
    Emboss style

    Style 7:
    Slim style

    Style 8:
    Pictorial style

    Style 9:
    Engrave style

    Style 10:
    Brush style

    Most popular calligraphy style ordered as of : Classic & Grass

    It is not machine translation ...
    it is human translation !
    It is not just any translation...
    it is quality translation !

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    • About the Chinese character: Chinese writing dates back to over 5000 years ago. Chinese characters evolved from pictographs to more abstract ideograms to the modern-day character, which bears a slight resemblance to its pictographic origins. The characters are divided into 3 main categories : pictographs , ideograms , phonograms . Each character is a word by itself, and is written in a flowing and balanced way.

      You will notice that your browser has the option of viewing Chinese characters in Traditional or Simplified forms. Some other sites provide your translation in simplified characters which are abbreviated forms which might not be recognizable to all Chinese . This site provides you with standard traditional Chinese characters which are not only recognized by Chinese but also by Japanese and Koreans.

      Why are there traditional and simplified characters? Traditional characters are the standard characters with centuries of history and culture embodied in them. In an effort to wipe out illiteracy, the Communist government in China introduced in 1956 a system of simplified characters which were easier to remember than the intricate traditional characters. The intention was good, but the result is devastating. Over 2000 Chinese traditional characters have been changed by the government into the simplified form by reducing the number of strokes, and thus changing the entire form and balance of the character. (see example to the right)

      The webmaster is against this mutilation of the Chinese character and annihilation of our Chinese culture. The characters provided by this site are all traditional characters so that the form, beauty and essence of THE CHINESE CHARACTER can be fully appreciated.

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