You get the point, I think.
Haaahhaa that’s not Chinese, is it?
I got this done very recently at Sacred Fortune in Liverpool, UK. It’s about a day old in this picture and already means a hell of a lot to me. The symbol is chinese and stands for moving onto a new phase in life (I think but I’m quite possibly wrong. That’s what I’m taking it to mean) It first came into my life a couple of years ago when the members of my favourite band (Boys Like Girls) all got it tattooed on their wrist as they were going into beginning their second album. It struck a chord with me immediately and I knew I wanted to get it too. I waited until I started university (I’m studying evoltionary anthropology at uni of Liverpool) as I felt this was a huge step and a very new beginning in my life.
I am absolutely in love with it. It came out 100% better than I was actually expecting and it definitely means so much to me. I would definitely recommend the studio to anyone in the Liverpool area, they were really amazing.
4th of hopefully many :)
what the fuck chinese character is this supposed to be omfg
laughing my ass off
bairen zhentama meixi
oh my goooooooooooood XD
i don’t even know of any characters from any asian languages that even look vaguely like this
that’s not only not chinese, it’s not even like, fake chinese. like no one who had been to any chinatown more than once would think this was chinese
it’s so far off of what any real chinese looks like it might as well be english
Maybe You Could Use It To Catch A Fail Whale!!!!!
READ THOSE BACKWARD hahaha
I don’t know where you’d go outside of Isreal or Queens, honestly. It’s hard because Leviticus bans tattoos and I don’t know of a single Jewish tattoo artist, never mind one that speaks Hebrew to boot… you’re on the right track though looking for someone who specializes in what you want.
I think the best thing to do is probably word of mouth, but check the #cultures and #typography tags for more warnings about tattoos like this. Even if you know some Hebrew and your artist says he/she is an expert—you can’t be certain of everything!
by Joey Pang, Hong Kong
This is such a beautiful tattoo. (Thanks to @catjubs for turning me onto Joey Pang.) Since we’re talking about culture and quality of tattoos: look at the quality difference you can get when you use a different script or font. In this case, it’s only possible because I believe the calligraphy is in Pang’s language.
Look at that difference.
In reference to your last ask... I took Latin for 3 years and we actually had a lesson on bad Latin tattoos and how things translate differently from Latin to English... tattoos in Latin are never a good idea unless you've taken a class or know how to properly form sentences.
THIS GOES FOR EVERY LANGUAGE. If you screw it up (likely) your tattoo artist can’t even be your backup spell checker. Even if a friend who is fluent in the language (or claims to be) helps you, you still don’t know!
I was considering getting a lower stomach tattoo of a Latin phrase that resonates with me. Obviously not something super common like "Carpe diem" but Latin none the less. I'm just wondering what your opinion is when it comes to tattoos in a language that you don't speak. I feel like Latin is probably more acceptable since no one speaks it lol.
Latin makes a little more sense since it’s a dead language (and not cultural appropriation) but the biggest problem you will probably have is:
- potential misspelling
- poor translation (even outside of misspelling)
- unoriginal tattoo idea
Is there a super important reason it needs to be in Latin?
Can you get across what you’re trying to communicate more interestingly in images instead of word?
Are you prepared to have everyone who sees it ask for a translation and explanation? (This actually gets really annoying.) Can you even be sure you’re pronouncing the words correctly?
Lots of things to think about!