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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
32 Comments / replies (Who?) - 23 Feedback Posts, 2 Thanks Posts


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.

Bonus!

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

Maxis Flags: AmbTattoo
Gender: Male Female Unisex

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
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Bonus Tattoos.rar

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Japanese Tattoos.rar

Size: 551.0 KB · Downloads: 13,309 · 28th Jun 2010
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Chinese Tattoos.rar

Size: 156.7 KB · Downloads: 11,285 · 28th Jun 2010
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Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).


Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.


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Field Researcher
#2 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:09 PM
These are so wonderful!!! I hope you will keep the wonderful tats comin
Test Subject
#3 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:26 PM
thank you soooo much for these!!! =D
Test Subject
#4 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 10:54 PM
Nice. But you messed up Sun and Moon in the screens ^^
Scholar
#5 Old 28th Jun 2010 at 11:26 PM
Wow, really nice work
Rabid Recoloring Renegade
retired moderator
#6 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 1:53 AM
Sooo nice! Thanks for these :-)
Test Subject
#7 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 11:20 AM
i'm japanese and i'm glad that our characters are loved

one thing - the one "eternity" is actually wrong. the one you got means "water". for "eternity" there is another similar to it. i don't mean to offence you, i hope you don't get it wrong.
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 1:20 PM
Eternity is 永.
水 means water.

P.S. I downloaded the lotus one, it's pretty and thanks a lot.
Mother Function
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Original Poster
#9 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 2:56 PM
Sorry, I only know English and I found these through google. So if I messed up, I'm sorry

"Holy Shift! Check out the asymptotes on that mother function!"
Test Subject
#10 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 3:13 PM
clsin is right.
no worries, daluved, i knew you googled so it's not your fault
i got the bonus tatoos too, thank you for your hard work!
Test Subject
#11 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 7:02 PM
Uhm, could you maybe make them in only one package file? That would save a lot of time... love them!
Mother Function
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Original Poster
#12 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 7:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elinenger
Uhm, could you maybe make them in only one package file? That would save a lot of time... love them!


No, but you can.

"Holy Shift! Check out the asymptotes on that mother function!"
Instructor
#13 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 8:46 PM
These are fantastic. I especially love the geisha and lotus tattoos. I actually have some lotus flowers tattooed on my foot, so these suit my personal tastes quite well. Thanks!
Test Subject
#14 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 10:05 PM
They're very beautiful, but I have a question and YES it is a stupid question (it's safer not to just assume) :
Even though the original Sims 3 gives the option to get tattoos, yours only work if you have the expansion pack downloaded. I am correct?
Mother Function
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Original Poster
#15 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 10:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by feeldaburn
They're very beautiful, but I have a question and YES it is a stupid question (it's safer not to just assume) :
Even though the original Sims 3 gives the option to get tattoos, yours only work if you have the expansion pack downloaded. I am correct?


I've heard that custom tattoos will not show up with just the patch. However I've never tested this because I installed ambitions before patching to 1.12.

"Holy Shift! Check out the asymptotes on that mother function!"
Test Subject
#16 Old 29th Jun 2010 at 11:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by daluved1
I've heard that custom tattoos will not show up with just the patch. However I've never tested this because I installed ambitions before patching to 1.12.

Well I guess I'll wait until someone does. Thanks a bunch.
Lab Assistant
#17 Old 30th Jun 2010 at 5:12 PM
Thank you so much! These are beautiful!

"It's a long, long way to Ba Sing Se..."
I'm so starstruck, Baby could you blow my heart up?
Mamma Mia! Here we go again! My my, how can I resist you?

Avatard, Monster, Zutarian, Twihard, and PROUD of it!
Call me Jacky, I take requests, even though I don't have anything uploaded yet. :P
Test Subject
#18 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 11:39 AM
Thank you tons! These are great ^^ I love Chinese and Japanese writing, its so beautiful thank you thank you!
Test Subject
#19 Old 2nd Jul 2010 at 1:48 PM
I thought that Japanese derived their Kanji from Chinese writing, so whilst the pronounciation is different, the meaning of these symbols is basically the same in both languages?

Please call me Gale.
Test Subject
#20 Old 5th Jul 2010 at 5:36 PM
Aikea's tattoos showed up with only base game.
I'm downloading these, thank you :D
Instructor
#21 Old 17th Jul 2010 at 12:15 AM
When I choose the all black thumbnail tattoo, only a square black shows up.
Test Subject
#22 Old 17th Jul 2010 at 3:23 AM Last edited by lulu_witch : 2nd Aug 2010 at 9:23 PM.
Awesome Tattoo's.

Just to let you know that when I select the all black thumbnail, I just get a black square tattoo.

The rest of them are fine and work brilliantly.

Edit: I believe that the all black one is actually the 'eternity' one.
Test Subject
#23 Old 11th Aug 2010 at 5:39 PM
most free sites don't mind you use their items as base as long you don't start to take payment for them. just to be on the safe-side i suggest you include a disclaimer that the original art used in the creation of said items belongs to the original creators :o
i like these not as ridiculously large as some other Asian tattoos are.
Lab Assistant
#24 Old 14th Aug 2010 at 7:34 AM
can you make a tattoo set in Traditional Chinese Characters? they look more beautiful.
Test Subject
THANKS POST
#25 Old 19th Oct 2010 at 5:42 PM
The ''Eternity'' one means ''Wednesday''... you missed a stroke.
Not like it really matters though.
Nice work.
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