I posted earlier offering to translate English words or mantras into Tibetan script for tattoos. I have been pleasantly surprised at the volume of responses. It's great to see such interest! I am happy to help anyone if I can, though my command of Tibetan is limited. I'm much better at individual words than sentences, for example. I can usually find a mantra for you in Tibetan script if you describe it specifically (like what deity it's associated with). I'm a Buddhist monk with a dakini mandala tattoo on my left arm. Please note that my e-mail address has changed. Don't send it to my old address. It was attracting too much spam, so I axed it.
Hi Palzang I'm hoping you can translate "Stay Positive and Love Your life" in Tibetan Script. I would very much appreciate it! I understand there might not be an exact translation, so something similar could work. Thanks so much!
Posted by TIBETALIA from IP: 188.8.131.52 on 03/17/09 Milky Way
News from Tibetalia:
I have recently started listing my Tibetan Script Tattoo Designs on eBay. Though for the moment the selection is very limited I plan to gradually add more items. My eBay items will typically cost much less than custom-made designs ordered via my Website, possibly as little as 1US$. There will also be a sprinkle of Japanese (Kanji) and Sanskrit (Devanagari) Script Tattoo Designs.
I shall also be increasing the selection of Tibetan styles / fonts, and types of arrangement, e.g. not only horizontal and vertical, but also more adventurous forms such as circular.
(I have to stress, however, that circular and even spiral etc. arrangements of Tibetan glyphs are not some modern-day whim or fashion - Tibetans used to inscribe their mantras in such diverting shapes already a 1000, if not more, years ago.)
If you cannot find in my listings what you have been looking for, you can always contact me via my Website to enquire whether there might be an inexpensive design for you in my archives, or to order a custom-made Tibetan (Japanese, Sanskrit) Script Design.
(Use the Order Form or Email address on my Website, not the Email address supplied on this forum.)
I was wondering if you knew the tibetan script for unity or kindness. Alos there is a phrase that i was wondering about. It is pernounced "Kiki so so lom gal lon" I dont know the spelling. Please email me back at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Patrick from IP: 184.108.40.206 on 05/05/09 san jose, CA 95119
Your are just the person i am looking for. I am a beginning tattoo artist and am trying to find the way in tibetan to write " The rhythm for lifes Harmony" or simply "rhythm" and "Harmony". Any help would be much appreciated.
I've just read very carefully the posts on this topic and I just wanted to say that tibetan language is very specific and cannot be translated as japanese or chinese! Mistakes are very very common so I would recommand you to go on tibetan-calligraphy.com and check on Lungtok Chokstang work. He's a tibetan master in calligraphy as well as a teacher at Oriental Languages University in Paris. There's only 5 persons like him in Europe able to translate english to tibetan! Check on his awesome work on http://www.tibetan-calligraphy.com/?forcerLangue=en http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLchFkZ22l0
He will translate and send you by e mail your design for the most beatiful tatto of your life!!! G
Posted by nicole from IP: 220.127.116.11 on 05/18/09 Australia
Hi i've been going through huge family dramas and would like to get another tatoo meaning strength/love/support somthing to relate to my mum as she is being so strong with the whole thing. Symbol's or words I would love to see what you have.
Hey! I suggest to contact a guy called Lungtok Choktsang, who is just about the best guy on the web to provide translation and designs in Tibetan scripts as he's a tibetan master in calligraphy as well as a teacher at Oriental Languages University in Paris. So if you wish to commission Lungtok for a unique piece, take a look at his amazing work on: http://www.tibetan-calligraphy.com/?forcerLangue=en http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLchFkZ22l0 You can contact him through his website to discuss your design, let him know the particular Tibetan script style you prefer and the words to be translated.