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Two Sets of Chinese Sign Tattoos: Warrior and Maiden

by Kimsie Posted 20th Mar 2012 at 1:04 PM - Updated 22nd Mar 2012 at 2:56 PM by Kimsie : Clarified meaning of signs
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That the sims now can have tattoos is great! But I quickly got bored by the only four options. Looking around I couldn't find all I wanted so I decided to make my own and here present to you my first Sims 3 Creation: Chinese Tattoos.

All tattoos are "real" in-game tattoos, meaning they show up in the tattoo-tab in CAS and that you need Base Game Patch 1.12 or Ambitions installed. They look good in all places though the smaller ones can look a bit blurry unless you change the size/opacity. The tattoos are all recolourable and have three presets: black (the one in the pictures), red and blue. They only have one recolourable channel (really, how many different colours do you need for one sign? :-) ). I spent quite a bit of time on these and hope you are as happy with them as I am.

I know that there already are a few chinese sign tattoos out there, but my problem was: If I have many different chinese signs, how can I remember what they mean? And I don't want to tattoo some cool sign just to later find out it means "soup" (thumbs up if you get the reference!). Therefore I've changed all the thumbnails for the tatto to display a descriptive text (see below). This text will not appear when choosing the tattoo.

NOTE: I've checked all the signs to make sure they are correct. Unfortunately I don't read chinese so I've been at the mercy of Google Translate If any of them do happen to be wrong, please let me know and I'll change them.

Maiden Set Thumbnails

Warrior Set Thumbnails

So far I've made two sets: Warrior and Maiden but I have plans of doing several more sets if these are appreciated.

Additional Credits:
daluved1 for the great tutorial on how to make tattoos
CmarNYC for making Tattooinator
Creators of S3PE

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Sims 3
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ChineseTattooSetWarrior-Kimsie.rar | The six tattoos in the Warrior Set: Brave, Fierce, Fight, Masculine, Strong, Sword

Size: 519.4 KB · Downloads: 8,136 · 20th Mar 2012
519.4 KB 8,136 20th Mar 2012
ChineseTattooSetMaiden-Kimsie.rar | The six tattoos in the Maiden Set: Beauty, Chaste, Cheerful, Delicate, Laugh and Woman

Size: 524.0 KB · Downloads: 7,582 · 20th Mar 2012
524.0 KB 7,582 20th Mar 2012
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#2 Old 20th Mar 2012 at 6:44 PM
Very beautiful.
Test Subject
#3 Old 20th Mar 2012 at 10:19 PM
Pretty! I'm getting the maiden set right now.
Field Researcher
#4 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 2:16 AM
These are great-the need of mine for more Kanji tattoos in-game has been successfully filled!
Mad Poster
#5 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 8:30 PM
I love these! They are certainly appreciated by me, so I do hope you make more :-) Thanks for sharing!
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#6 Old 21st Mar 2012 at 10:37 PM
Thank you so much for your sweet comments! I am planning on doing more now that I've finally had my exams and made my project deadlines.
Test Subject
#7 Old 5th May 2013 at 12:44 AM
man, i was hoping to see this kanji 天, it would fit soo much with an akuma skin from street fighter