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  chili10  |  18

Getting a tattoo in chinese when you're not Chinese, you don't speak Chinese, or have any intention of learning the language or moving to china is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. As far as I'm concerned you have to have at least one of the qualifications I listed above to get the tattoo and not be considered a dumbass. And another thing, why didn't you research how good fortune in Chinese is actually spelt? You completely deserved it.

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  Pendragon525  |  0

IDK. I can imagine a few scenarios in which a person who doesn't speak Chinese or Japanese wanting a tattoo in that language. I recall reading an article years ago about a young man with a severe liver disease and was dying for want of a donor. He finally got it, and became curious about the person whose death gave him a second chance at life. All he knew was that the man had died in a car accident, and that he was the son of Chinese immigrants. Years later, he got a tattoo in Chinese that simply said, "Thank You." Tattoos often have deep personal significance to the bearer. In a few months, I will add a little strawberry to a large vine of flowers I have on my leg. Some people may think it's a silly or strange thing to have inked on me. But those close to me know that the strawberry is in memory of my sister, who died last year after fighting severe cerebral palsy & epilepsy all her life. Her favorite treat was strawberry sundaes, and I would bring one to feed to her every time I came to visit. They were a special bonding moment for us, and I know every time I look at that strawberry I will think of those good times we had together and smile through my grief. There are, of course, people who get tattoos without any real meaning or thought behind them. But to assume that ALL people who have a certain type of tattoo are clueless or stupid is a stereotype that cannot, by definition, be true 100% of the time.

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  nromanyuk  |  4

That is exactly why people who aren't Asian shouldn't get any Asian print tattoos! Or wear t-shirts with Asian print. I've heard many stories like these.

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  Feklfekl2222  |  32

I know someone who got one that he thought said wisdom but his Chinese girlfriend dumped him about it so he checked out what it said it. It turns out it said womaniser

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  michaelamari  |  0

What does YDI mean?

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  Pendragon525  |  0

Do you know for a fact that they don't? Maybe some do, who knows. I think it's probably far more likely that what we in the West find attractive & good for a tattoo is different than what people in the East desire for tattoos.

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  queenoftrash  |  0

Why go back to the tattoo shop? It's not the artists fault that someone is idiotic enough to get a language they can't speak or understand tattooed onto their body. The tattoo artist didn't make this person get it. I wish people would put more thought into something they will have on their bodies the rest of their lives!

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  Pendragon525  |  0

I agree, 91. Unless you were tattooed by an artist who claimed to specialize in Chinese-character tattoos or is himself a native speaker of the language, it would be next to impossible to prove fraud or malice. Caveat emptor.

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  iBoardSlide  |  0

YDI for getting a tattoo anyway! Those things are not nice!

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  xixifwadi  |  0

Damn. That was on my bucket list. To screw up some dumb girls tattoo becaus she got it in a language she can't read! nicely played tattoo man. Nicely played.

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that was uncalled for

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  brianjman14  |  22

Not true. My cousin has one and she's happily married with two children.

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  brianjman14  |  22

My point is not everyone who has a tramp stamp is a slut.

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  Pendragon525  |  0

Well, that's in the eye if the beholder, isn't it? And no, I don't have a lower-back tattoo. I just recognize that my concept of beauty and my concept of trashy is an opinion and not a fact.

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  leadman1989  |  15

93 - that's not a valid argument is it? Your subjective view of what is beautiful or what is slutty doesn't actually make it that way. These things are called stereotypes for a reason.

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  Bobissmall  |  13

Tramp means slut right? So... it's a slut stamp. Therefore making any tattoo there, a slut tattoo... So, it's like, a tattoo, for sluts? See where i am coming from? Either way i personally find that to be one of the most attractive places for a tattoo... beats it being on their shoulder or arm or whatever... it just looks sexier. :P

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  Pendragon525  |  0

That argument would work only if the actual industry name for a lower-back tattoo was, in fact, "tramp stamp." That's not the case. Artists & enthusiasts in general do NOT call a lower-back tattoo a "tramp stamp." That is a derogatory term created for the sole purpose of denigrating people who have them. People in the body modification community tend to find it offense (although there are, of course, exceptions to the rule). I've spent a great deal of time in tattoo studios & at conventions, and I've yet to hear anyone say, "yeah, I'm here for a tramp stamp!"

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  Technoir  |  2

Please, share with us the wisdom of the BME community and tell us what the approved community name for such a placement is? Sacral Enhancement Tattoo? TOA (Top of Ass) Art? Lower Back Beautification Piece? I've known a lot of women with lower back tats and they were all easy lays. I'd wager that the majority of women who get a tat there do it specifically to call attention to their ass, so maybe it's the human equivalent of "presenting"**. Like women who get a tattoo of something naughty on their tit. It's just an excuse for when someone asks "So, do you have any ink?" they can go "*giggle* yes, but I can't show it to you!" only to haul out their saggy bag of fatty tissue and show it off 5 minutes later. Personally, I like tramp stamps because they give me something to look at while I'm hitting it dawg stylez. Even better if they have their name on there somewhere, in case I've forgotten by that point.

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