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Postby katafei » Wed 08.13.2008 2:22 pm

and it's not mine :mrgreen:

But,

Image

someone thought this was Japanese for 'love',
Well, I know it's not, but I don't really know what language it is.

I was thinking maybe Hindi?
Anyone here has a clue?


BTW, I have permission to post this picture here.
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Thu 08.14.2008 1:27 am

My first thought was Sanskrit.
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Re: tattoo

Postby solidsnake360 » Thu 08.14.2008 2:18 am

Do people ever do RESEARCH before having random scripts that they cannot read emblazoned onto their flesh?
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Thu 08.14.2008 3:02 am

Generally no.
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Re: tattoo

Postby ladystardust » Thu 08.14.2008 3:57 pm

This thread makes me curious if any one here has a Japan/Japanese related tattoo. (I do :wink: )
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Re: tattoo

Postby tanuki » Thu 08.14.2008 6:10 pm

ladystardust wrote:This thread makes me curious if any one here has a Japan/Japanese related tattoo. (I do :wink: )


Mind showing it to us? We won't laugh.
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Re: tattoo

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 08.14.2008 8:17 pm

tanuki wrote:Mind showing it to us? We won't laugh.


You can't guarantee that. :mrgreen:

I find that sometimes, even when the person has a perfectly legible kanji tattooed on them, it still doesn't mean what they think it means. For example, my friend had a beautifully done kanji on her arm. It looked like real shoudo was put directly on her. She asked me what it meant, and I told her "princess" and she looked absolutely crestfallen. Apparently she had wanted something different, but I never found out what that was.
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Thu 08.14.2008 8:46 pm

Harisenbon wrote:..... Apparently she had wanted something different, but I never found out what that was.

Maybe she wanted "Spirit Child" :lol:

One of the new trainers at my gym has 誘信奉 tattooed vertically on his upper arm. I asked him what it meant and he told me it was his name written in Japanese :roll:
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Re: tattoo

Postby tanuki » Thu 08.14.2008 8:55 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
tanuki wrote:Mind showing it to us? We won't laugh.


You can't guarantee that. :mrgreen:


I know, I meant it in a sarcastic way. :)


Harisenbon wrote:She asked me what it meant, and I told her "princess" and she looked absolutely crestfallen.


At least it was a SHE.
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Re: tattoo

Postby becki_kanou » Fri 08.15.2008 8:41 am

Well-
You guys can laugh at me if you want. I have a tattoo of Doraemon!
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Re: tattoo

Postby ニッキー » Fri 08.15.2008 9:29 am

becki_kanou wrote:Well-
You guys can laugh at me if you want. I have a tattoo of Doraemon!


Aww! Doraemon is cute. What made you choose Doraemon though?
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Re: tattoo

Postby Harisenbon » Fri 08.15.2008 10:33 am

becki_kanou wrote:Well-
You guys can laugh at me if you want. I have a tattoo of Doraemon!


I think you might now be the coolest person I know on the internet. :D
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Re: tattoo

Postby Garappachi » Fri 08.15.2008 10:51 am

銅鑼衛門殿の御尊影を是が非でも、拝見仕りとう御座る。^^
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Re: tattoo

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 08.15.2008 11:21 am

becki_kanou wrote:Well-
You guys can laugh at me if you want. I have a tattoo of Doraemon!


NOpe, we laugh at those that get random kanji without knowing what it is. You know, like backwards kanji, or nonsensical (name) kanji.. or kanji that isn't really kanji.. That's the stuff that makes me laugh.

I really like the full body, picture art type stuff. You know, what you'd find on the old school Yakuza.. those are slick.
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Re: tattoo

Postby ladystardust » Fri 08.15.2008 4:02 pm

tanuki wrote:Mind showing it to us? We won't laugh.


I don't mind showing it off, but I'm not sure if it would violate forum policy to post a pic. I have mirrored Hokusai waves on my chest that extend just to my underarm.
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