I'm looking to get a tattoo and have anicca written in Pali in several places. Can you help me with how to write this in Pali script?

Thanks in advance!

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    There is no "Pali script" as such, is there? i.e. Pali is written using various scripts (or "writing systems") -- including Sinhalese, Khmer, Roman, etc. – ChrisW Jan 10 at 19:26
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    Who, if knowing about anicca, would beauty his ugly, decaying body with a tattoo and pull such truth into not-seriousness... harm himself and wast his past merits... – Samana Johann Jan 10 at 23:23

Pāli was in oral tradition, so pāli had no its own script. However, pāli can be written by most of the indo-europian script instead.

Therefore, the best tattoo in Buddhism is reciting the Sutta in pāli, it is the beginning of all meditations.

Anicca is anicca (अनिच्‍च; อนิจฺจ) without number&gender-definition.

It is aniccā (अनिच्‍चा; อนิจฺจา), aniccāni (अनिच्‍चानि; อนิจฺจานิ) as plural.

It is aniccā (अनिच्‍चा; อนิจฺจา), aniccaṃ (अनिच्‍चं; อนิจฺจํ), anicco (अनिच्‍चो; อนิจฺโจ) as singular.

It is mostly used as an adjective, and its noun often is plural.

"Sabbe saṅkhārā aniccā (सब्बे सङ्खारा अनिच्‍चा; สพฺเพ สงฺขารา อนิจฺจา)" is common widely used.


You might try searching for "anicca pali images" in Google. This will get you exactly what you asked for. However, consider the following experience.

When I went to India I travelled to Varanasi (yes, the one in the suttas). I asked for a henna tattoo of "gate, gate, parasamgate, bodhisvaha". And they looked at me and said. What on earth is that?

So I told them it was the Heart Sutta. And they looked at me and said what on earth is that?

So I told them it was a Buddhist Sutta. And they said, "oh. The Buddha.".

They asked me if Sanskrit was fine, and it was. I got my tattoo and it was very very fine.

Later that year I related this wonderful experience to my monk friend. He laughed and said, "The Buddha didn't write the Heart Sutta."

So now I just study the EBT's and don't worry about tattoos.

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