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27 Hànzì & Kanji Tattoos + Bonus Items!

by daluved1 Posted 28th Jun 2010 at 9:28 PM - Updated 5th Oct 2010 at 3:57 PM by daluved1
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Asian symbols are always a classic tattoo choice, because they allow you to express a message in a more artistic way than words would. In fact, one of the first tattoos that I plan to get will be some sort of Han character.

There are two sets of tattoos: Chinese (Hànzì) and Japanese (Kanji)

The Chinese set includes 9 different characters meaning: Brave, Brother Hood, Diligent, Dragon, Endure, Love, Loyal, Merciful and Tiger.

See additional screenshots for more symbols.

The Japanese set includes 18 different characters meaning: Demon, Dragon, Earth, Eternity, Family, Fire, Fortune, Guardian, Light, Love, Moon, Power, Sin, Sun, Talent, Water, Will and Wind.

See additional screenshots for more symbols.

Yes, there is double the amount of Japanese symbols than Chinese. No, I don't like one nationality more than the other. It's just that I found more Japanese symbols than Chinese ones.


As a Thank You for being such an awesome Sim Community, I've included two bonus tattoos for your enjoyment.

All the tattoos have just one recolorable channel because they're so simple. They are found in the tattoo section that came with Ambitions.

Please note that custom tattoos will not show up with just the 1.12 Base Game patch. You MUST have Ambitions installed.

Known Issues:
Sometimes in the tattoo selector, the tattoo thumbnail will show up as all black. My theory is that when saving the dds texture I had the alpha channel visible (which is all black). Put emphasis on the word *theory* because I'm not sure if that's the cause. However, the tattoo still shows up just fine on the sim.

Additional Credits:
Lotus and Geisha Tattoo design from Tattootribes. This site is a collection of free tattoo images, so I assumed it would be alright to use them.

Hair by EA (store) from the Ultimate Career Bundle.

Disco DaVinci Eyeshadow by LadyFrontBum

Wearable Bra by Lili Sims

Download files

Filename Size Downloads Date
Bonus Tattoos.rar

Size: 89.9 KB · Downloads: 13,164 · 28th Jun 2010
89.9 KB 13,164 28th Jun 2010
Japanese Tattoos.rar

Size: 551.0 KB · Downloads: 13,338 · 28th Jun 2010
551.0 KB 13,338 28th Jun 2010
Chinese Tattoos.rar

Size: 156.7 KB · Downloads: 11,298 · 28th Jun 2010
156.7 KB 11,298 28th Jun 2010

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Tags: #asian, #chinese, #japanese, #tattoo, #symbol, #characters