I know this is really "Mainstream", but let's say I would like to have the word "infinity" as a tatto.

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Which one would be the right ? And what exactly does each of them mean ?

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    Actually, if you really want one of those words as a tattoo, I don't recommend you to show your first picture to your tattooist, on the calligraphic viewpoint... Jan 13 '15 at 14:15
  • 無限 = infinity.
  • 永久 = eternity.
  • 常: rarely used as a standalone noun. It's something like ever- in evergreen, etc.
  • Thank you for your answer. where do you have the information from ? And what does the word mean that I've edited in my question ?
    – Ace
    Jan 13 '15 at 12:14
  • @Ace naruto is a native speaker of Japanese...
    – virmaior
    Jan 13 '15 at 12:15
  • 永遠 is also eternity. I'm a native Japanese speaker.
    – naruto
    Jan 13 '15 at 12:20
  • Thank you very much for that. So to close it up, it wouldn't be strange for people who understand japanese language to read that word as a tattoo, would it ? I just want to be shure that it would be the same, as if I would read the english word "infinity" instead.
    – Ace
    Jan 13 '15 at 12:28
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    無限 is not a stupid word at all. But I can't say that tattoo will be appreciated positively by ordinary Japanese, either.
    – naruto
    Jan 13 '15 at 16:36

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