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F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby jziemba » Mon 02.05.2007 7:35 am

I was reading the FAQ section and I got very curious.
How many messed up Kanji tattoos have you seen?
I only know of one person who was dumb enough to
get a kanji tattoo in the states. He wanted Hero (英雄)
but ended up getting ocean (海洋). 
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby tanuki » Mon 02.05.2007 7:39 am

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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby AussieB » Mon 02.05.2007 7:47 am

My friend got a Kanji tattoo but was smart enough not to trust the tattoo parlour's command of Japanese / Chinese so came to me to write it for her in the right direction and all!
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby AussieB » Mon 02.05.2007 7:49 am

edited above as suggested!
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby tsumeshogi » Mon 02.05.2007 7:58 am

You can edit your posts, you know...
Unfortunately I don't have as much time to learn Japanese as I would like, and therefore I am rather inactive on this forum. Yet I have learnt so much just by reading the "Recent Posts" page every once in a while. I respect those who have taken the time to write up explanations to help others, especially those who have written in a language which is not their native language.
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby ss » Mon 02.05.2007 8:10 am

Look at these three words - 喪, 衷 and 哀

喪 sāng - funeral, mourning

衷 zhōng - inner feelings, as in 由衷之言 you zhong zhi yan - words spoken from the bottom of one’s heart.

哀 āi - grief, sorrow, as in 喜怒哀樂 xi nu ai le - joy, anger, grief, happiness
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby Godzilla » Mon 02.05.2007 1:23 pm

I saw someone with this tatto'ed on his arm:

悪愛

I told him that his tattoo was interesting and he says it means "love" and "hate." I am sorry that is more like "bad" and "love".
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 02.06.2007 12:17 am

My favorite was the guy I saw at Hot Topic with 精子 on his neck. He said it meant "Spirit Child" :D
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby HeyItsMatt » Tue 02.06.2007 1:21 am

wow. I just looked that kanji on the left up in the Jim Breen dictionary, and among the meanings were "fairy" and "semen." Unless he's a gay person with a really good sense of humor, I'm guessing he dropped the ball on that one.

I guess it had "refined" as a meaning too though. So I dunno.
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby Harisenbon » Tue 02.06.2007 2:13 am

HeyItsMatt,

I'm not quite sure how you looked up that word, but there's only one translation for 精子, and believe me, it's not "refined". ;)

EDIT: Oh, I got it. You looked up only 精 . Try looking at it as a whole word. ;)
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby AJBryant » Tue 02.06.2007 5:55 am

My favorite was the guy I saw at Hot Topic with 精子 on his neck. He said it meant "Spirit Child"


Man, I'm glad I put down the Pepsi....


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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby hiraikotsu » Tue 02.06.2007 6:03 am

Harisenbon wrote:
My favorite was the guy I saw at Hot Topic with 精子 on his neck. He said it meant "Spirit Child" :D


The pitfalls of kanji: 1+1 doesn't always add up to 2...
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby hyperconjugated » Tue 02.06.2007 6:09 am

^Wow, that is..that is something alright.
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby Godzilla » Tue 02.06.2007 11:12 am

Harisenbon wrote:
My favorite was the guy I saw at Hot Topic with 精子 on his neck. He said it meant "Spirit Child" :D


LMAO!!!! this made my day!! THis is hysterical!!!
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RE: F*'d up Kanji tattoos

Postby Kagemaru » Tue 02.06.2007 1:23 pm

Strong swimmers in the family?
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