By UnluckyInk - 18/02/2013 08:50 - United States - Manlius
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116 - Actually, its (you know, without an apostrophe) shows possession. "It's" is only a contraction for "it is" or "it has" or "it was." I was referring to the second "it's" in 29's comment because it was used incorrectly, so I don't actually understand why I'm being thumbed down.
" I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you." Me: "food luck."
15, there is more than one kanji for "love" (ai/koi) and they are both aren't very pretty (愛、恋). "Dragon" would look cooler (龍), but still isn't exactly worth wasting your skin. In my opinion, tattooing just one character is kinda silly. It is like putting letter "A" on your forehead. It would make much more sense to put a sentence of some sort instead. Another important thing that those kanji are not direct equivalent to their english translation. Yakuza-style colorful tattoos look much cooler (especially on women), but they are too radical for making them permanent (plus you might get into trouble if you ever visit japan). Conclusion - if you want tattoos, use body paint or temporary tattoos and experiment as mach as you want.
Actually the sailor moon manga is "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon " .So it actually means "Beautiful Girl Sailor Moon " Look on the Puella Magica aiki under Akemi Homura and the symbol for beautiful is there, as it is a common symbol in female names in Japan. If you want beautiful Girl soldier, the sailor Moon manga works.
They only look silly if you don't know what you are getting tattooed on your body. I saw a girl with the kanji for Bakame. I asked why she had fool tattooed on her body, she thought it was the kanji for suki. The moral of the story "Know what YOU put on you're body before YOU go, as it is permanent.
86. "Bishoujo" is 美少女 "beautiful small woman". You wrote "bisho onna" ("beautiful someone female" - never seen this one in text. IIRC it is usually "bijin" 美人- "beautiful person") "senshi" is 戦士- "war gentlemen/samurai" and not "team player" (選手 - "senshu"). Another hilarious thing is that bishoujo senshi translates as "beautiful girl warrior" (strictly female), not "beautiful soldier" (i.e. it can be male soldier), so if a male sailor moon fan tattooes this one on his neck, it'll be very hilarious for any person that can read japanese. My advice: don't tattoo kanji unless you're fluent in japanese and can read books without dictionary. There are too many ways to pick wrong word with wrong meaning.
Hehe, I just read about ambien, I got no brain disorders yet I think, but I am on fluoxetine though. And good to see that you're still alive and kicking! And I know that kanji's usually mean different things, and I think the "Love" one Gaara have is pretty, I don't care what other people think as long as I actually like the kanji/Tattoo I want :)
You would be surprised at how many people have incorrectly tattooed words /phrases tattooed ON their bodies. I can read mainly romanj and some kanji ( I can't learn kanji very well as I am legally blind ) and I have walked into tattoo shops, and have seen many misleading tattoos. Most mistakes are words with several meanings ie koi,ai,suki(three words for love) and kanji for shi /shi (death and number4) and Sora (sky and space ) I find that people should research things wh3n they make a life changing decision. On a side note good to see you commenting Keevarou welcome back.
Lol I hope you realise just how many people have terribly wrong kanji characters tatted but claim that it's correct when they know so little about the language. Heck I even saw a guy with 便所 tatted in his arm. It means "bathroom". He claimed it meant "suave". To make matters worse, even the kanji for 便所 was tattooed wrong. Almost fell over laughing when I got home. Now that I think of it, I probably shouldn't have laughed at his misfortune, but I'd say he deserved it.
Exactly! My Irish friend got a four leaf clover on her shoulder and it looks like a stick on tattoo. After it started to fade, she realized the guy also put a white line around the outside of it. So when people see it, they either cry to peel it off or ask her why she has a fake tattoo along with all of her 10 other real ones.
Have you never heard of googling what you get yourself tattooed? I've got 5 Tattoos and I googled each and every one before I got it done. And if I have family who come from the same region as the sign I'm getting, OF COURSE I asked them about it! YDI, OP, you deserve that so much.
I googled it, and what I found is there is a Celtic Knot for Purity that has evolved to be a symbol for a female sex slave. It is very possible that she was researching symbols for purity and never came across its new meaning. Although, I will admit, the first hit on google tells you about it.