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Teerak

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Chinese Character Tattoos Gone Wrong
« on: February 04, 2013, 12:46:28 AM »
We've all heard stories about Westerners getting tattoos with Chinese characters and then come to find out what they thought they got isn't even close to what they really got.

I found a website tonight called [urlhttp://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/]Hanzi Smatter[/url] and the sites tagline is Dedicated to the Misuse of Chinese Characters in Western Culture.

People send emails with photos of their tattoos to the site to have them "decoded", and in most cases it appears what they got and what they thought they got were two different things.

Check it out if you have some free time.
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Re: Chinese Character Tattoos Gone Wrong
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 06:36:56 AM »
This website's amazing, thanks for this!

I can't believe how most of them are gibberish, I expected a lot more to be like the guy's girlfriend, 'friendship'. Oh dear.

In fairness, if you were a tattoo artist, it would be tempting...

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Re: Chinese Character Tattoos Gone Wrong
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 12:25:39 AM »
Glad you're enjoying it...welcome to the forum!

Thanks for all your posts, look forward to more, it's good to have you.
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