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We have many options to create artwork with the Chinese characters / Asian symbols / Japanese Kanji for Trust No Man on a wall scroll or portrait.
If you want to create a cool Trust No Man 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 that express the idea of Trust No Man.
無法信任 is the kind of thing you expect to hear in a spy movie.
"Trust no one, 007!"
The first two characters express the idea of "no way" or "cannot."
The last two characters mean "trust."
The characters must go in this order due to Chinese grammar issues and in order to sound natural.
Note: 無法信任 is not an ancient Chinese phrase by any means. It's just that we received a lot of requests for this phrase.
無法信任 is as close as you can get to the phrase "trust no man," though technically no gender is specified.
The first two characters mean everyone or anyone but change to "no one" with the addition of a negative verb.
The third through fifth characters express the idea of to believe, to believe in, to place trust in, to confide in, or to have faith in.
The last character makes the sentence negative (without the last character, this would mean "trust everyone," with that last character it's "trust no one").
This is as close as you can get to the phrase "trust no man" in Japanese, though no gender is specified.
Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Trust No One|
Trust No Man
|wú fǎ xìn rèn|
wu2 fa3 xin4 ren4
wu fa xin ren
|wu fa hsin jen
|Trust No One|
Trust No Man
|誰も信じるな||dare mo shin ji ru na|
|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.