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Re: tattoo

Postby ladystardust » Fri 08.15.2008 4:03 pm

By the way, Doraemon IS probably one of the coolest tattoos I have heard of!
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Re: tattoo

Postby Ragevx1 » Mon 08.18.2008 9:28 pm

Do people actually live with it their whole life? I mean like... they have a permanent tattoo on their flesh...
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Mon 08.18.2008 9:35 pm

Ragevx1 wrote:Do people actually live with it their whole life? I mean like... they have a permanent tattoo on their flesh...

I doubt people are talking about henna tattoos.
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Re: tattoo

Postby Ragevx1 » Mon 08.18.2008 9:39 pm

I see... so that would be a child's thing, like water tattoo's? But the other guy mentioned gym teacher with his name on his arm, I doubt that's a water tattoo
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Mon 08.18.2008 9:52 pm

Ragevx1 wrote:I see... so that would be a child's thing, like water tattoo's? But the other guy mentioned gym teacher with his name on his arm, I doubt that's a water tattoo

All of the tattoos being talked about are "real" permanent tattoos. That is why I said "I doubt people are talking about henna tattoos."

That "other guy" was me. ;)
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Re: tattoo

Postby furrykef » Sat 08.23.2008 2:27 am

I know I'll never get a tattoo (not my thing, too painful, etc.), but if I were to get one, I'd probably get one that says 漢字. That or 入れ墨.
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Re: tattoo

Postby chikara » Sun 08.24.2008 7:15 am

furrykef wrote:I know I'll never get a tattoo .....

I intend to get a tattoo across my chest when I am old enough.

It will say NOT FOR RESUSCITATION.

I wonder if I should get it in other languages as well.
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Re: tattoo

Postby becki_kanou » Sun 08.24.2008 11:13 am

I'm back from my 里帰り and I can upload images again, so if anyone still cares here's that Doraemon tattoo I mentioned a while back.
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Also, the hubby and I got a tattoo last week for our one year anniversary. 2 points if you get the (admittedly bad) joke.
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Re: tattoo

Postby Gaddo » Mon 08.25.2008 1:12 am

Those two are really cute tattoo's.
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Re: tattoo

Postby Dehitay » Fri 08.29.2008 8:44 pm

I got a tattoo of my own in my long absence. A large tribal design on my chest. However, one of the things that surprised me most is one of my Japanese friends actually got a kanji tattooed on his shoulder. He's a Nagasaki born Japanese native so it surprised me. For some reason, I have fallen under the impression that it's westerners that get kanji tattooed on them.

His tattoo is the single character 子. I would have gotten weird ideas if he didn't immediately tell me why. He was born in the year of the rat (so was I for that matter). Another thing that interested me is that nobody even said anything when he went back home and visited some onsen locations.
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Re: tattoo

Postby Kumani » Sun 08.31.2008 7:17 pm

Harisenbon wrote:
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.


Wow, people who do that just tend to care about appearance. Because I happen to have a kanji tattoo on my ankle and it's absolutely beautiful, I know what they all mean and it's just how I wanted it to.
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