I really need someones help and PRONTO!! So I have finally decided my next Japanese Kanji tattoo! :) BUT I got one problem when I was doing some research on "Fall down seven times, stand up eight." I have found at lest two different ways of writing it! Can someone please help me figure out the if they're both right and have the same meaning?
1) 七転び八起き (probably most common)
2) 七転八起 (most preferred since its shorter)
Are they both correct? Does the shorter one still has the same meaning and could it be understood as the first one?