Are you thinking about getting a Japanese tattoo design or a cursive tattoo, whatever design or idea you have for your tattoo make sure that you research it properly and think long and hard before you reach your decision because it will be with you for life. Research is the key. Some people will spend month's searching for that elusive tattoo picture. Very popular is a bushido Japanese legacy tattoo or a Japanese symbol tattoo. You can also spell out a name in a Japanese tattoo writing style be it the name of a loved one or someone or something very special to you, again research is paramount. Do not just get a tattoo because you happened to like a picture you liked in a magazine. Research your tattoo thoroughly using tattoo parlor's and of course the internet which will provide you with a wealth of knowledge for your tattoo design, and also translation services for Japanese tattoo writing only after you have completed this can you search out your tattoo artist.