Kanji Symbol Of Strength Tattoo Designs

Published: 09th May 2011
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One of the great strengths of the Japanese people is their code of honor and their forbearance. This was so well illustrated in their behavior when the tsunami left such devastation. They remained calm and disciplined. There were no gangs of looters on the streets; there was no civil disorder. Their code of honor would not allow this. They trusted each other and they trusted their civil authorities. They waited in line for food supplies with patience and civility.



This code of conduct was intrinsic to the Samurai way of life, which had a significant impact on Japanese society. A Kanji tattoo can connect you to that Samurai code of honor.



A samurai was trained to act with courage, to never flinch in the face of danger and to give his life rather than lose honor. He aspired to fight with courage and honor. The family's honor and reputation grew because of his deeds. On the other hand, a family could suffer lasting shame and loss of honor and reputation, if a warrior valued his own life above honor and did not fight and die with courage.



Not many of us have to make the dramatic choices that faced the Samurai warrior, but life is about strength and courage. Sometimes the challenges we have to face on a daily basis are the ones that take their toll. It might be that we feel intimidated by some people or situations. It might be we are holding ourselves back in our job or in our life by not acting positively or not asserting ourselves. Maybe there are some parts of our life we want to change and we need the strength to do this. Sometimes it is dealing with a situation we cannot change but need the strength to endure it.



We each have to find a way to gain the inner strength we need. The Samurai practiced Zen Buddhism, which gave them inner peace and inspired them to strive to be better people. They were expected to act with integrity, loyalty and compassion and, above all, with courage and honor. Your Kanji tattoo symbol can remind you of these aspirations and help you find the inner strength that was so much a part of the Samurai. A Kanji tattoo representing honor, courage or Samurai can connect you to this strength. Any one of these can be your Kanji symbol of strength.





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You will find more ideas on your Kanji symbol of strength tattoo when you visit http://www.squidoo.com/strength-tattoos William Burnell enjoys sharing his interest in the art, designs and history of tattoos and in helping others in their quest for their unique symbol of self-expression.

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