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We have many options to create artwork with Scorpio / Scorpion characters on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Scorpion or Scorpio Asian character tattoo, you can purchase that on our Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Image Service page and we'll help you select from many forms of ancient Asian symbols for Scropio or Scorpion.
蠍 is the word for scorpion in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Note: Sometimes the radical on the right side of this character is omitted. If this is an issue for you, please specify whether or not you want that radical included (otherwise, it will depend on the mood or feeling of the calligrapher).
FYI: This radical is more often omitted in Korean and Chinese. Most often kept as part of the character in Japanese.
蠆 is a very ancient Chinese word meaning scorpion.
This can also mean insect depending on the context. 蠆 is a very old character, so modern Chinese people might not recognize it immediately.
天蠍座 is the Chinese way to write Scorpio (scorpion) of western astrology.
Please note this version is only used in Chinese (see other version if Japanese is your audience).
See Also: Chinese Zodiac
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|sasori||xiē / xie1 / xie||hsieh|
|chài / chai4 / chai||ch`ai / chai|
|Scorpio Zodiac Symbol|
|tiān xiē zuò|
tian1 xie1 zuo4
tian xie zuo
|t`ien hsieh tso
tien hsieh tso
|Scorpio Zodiac Symbol|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.
All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.
There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.
The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.