Asian-character Tattoos Gone Wrong
Posted on September 8, 2012
A lot of people seem to be following the trend of having their bodies tattooed with Asian characters. But what happens if you get inked with characters that read differently from what you wanted?
Chinese, Japanese, and even Korean characters should be understood and written carefully as the meaning of the word can change with just a small mistake of a single stroke. Or it can be rendered entirely meaningless.
When you do decide to go get a tattoo, be sure to check if the tattoo artist is credible. You wouldn’t want to get inked with weird words or pure gibberish, right?
This tattoo was supposed to read “courage,” but it turned out instead as “big mistake”
“Fear no man” turned into “coffin man.
“Loyalty” became “noodles.”
And this one was supposed to read “strength,” but it turned out as “foster” or “small animal.”