I have always been a fan of Chinese tattoos. I don’t know why but I have always thought that they possessed a certain amount of style and pizazz. Maybe it’s because Chinese tattoos remind me of the old Kung Fu movies that I used to watch as a child. Or maybe it’s because Chinese tattoos whisk my mind away to a far away land, exotic and foreign. Either way, I was all set on getting one. And then I heard a terrible story about a Chinese tattoo that was improperly done. Let me share it with you. There was a woman who wanted to have "freedom" tattooed on her arm in Chinese lettering. So, she went to the tattoo artist, had it worked up and inked into her skin. Everything seemed fine but then a few weeks later she met up with her friend who just happened be Cantonese. She proudly showed him the tattoo and he began to chuckle. When she asked him what was so funny he explained to her that the Chinese tattoo that she had received didn’t say "freedom" at all. What it really said was "Free Of Charge". She was immediately embarrassed and you can see what considering the connotations of that phrase on a women’s arm. It just goes to show you that before you get a Chinese tattoo make sure that the artist is familiar with the language.
There are all sorts of chinese tattoos of course, but this page of them offers us twelve different writing symbols which stand for different things as anyone can plainly see. I like chinese tattoos but I prefer the ones that are made up of more complex artwork, rather than just being words from the chinese language.
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