"That's not what I thought it meant!"
We’ve all seen them… people with “profound” tattoo statements on their bodies written in traditional Chinese or Sanskrit that translate to things like purity or defiance. If you ever find yourself in the position of considering a tattoo that “says something,” sometimes it might be best to stick to something you can actually translate.
The following gallery shows examples of people who didn’t do their homework and now face a lifetime of ridicule when encountering someone who can actually read whatever it is they tattooed on their body…
Getting a Chinese character tattoo is cool if you were a surf instructor in 1986, but most of the time it’s an epic FAIL.