What Does It REALLY Mean? Asian Tat Fails

Asian character tattoos on English-speaking people are nothing new, with phrases like “hope,” “dream”, and “love” adorning many an ankle or lower back.

But unless you know the language, you could be getting a tattoo that says “I’m a dumbass” and not be the wiser.

Tian Tang over at Hanzi Smatter has been chronicling the “misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture” for quite some time, and trust us: he’s translated some doozies.



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