Saturday, July 31, 2021

from: Benjamin Frisch
to: Tian <>
date: Jul 27, 2021, 5:01 AM
subject: Tattoo episode is out!

Hey Tian, just a heads up our tattoo episode is finally out. You appear in the fourth story in the episode, about Chinese character tattoos. Thanks so much for talking to me, and hope you enjoy it! I'll also be putting up a showpage for the episode on later today, but in the meantime, a link to subscribe to the show is here:

Benjamin Frisch
Senior Producer: Slate Magazine

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

from: Baby B.
date: Jul 7, 2019, 2:15 AM
subject: Tattoo meaning

Hey, I love your blog! This Tattoo is 20 years old now and I never checked the real meaning. Can you help figure it out?
Thank you so much,

atrocious, ferocious, brutal 
from: taj d.
date: Jun 23, 2019, 9:02 PM
subject: tattoo translation

Hello, I got this years ago. It's supposed to be palo made to look like chinese characters, but I think they may have other meanings. Can you help please.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Thursday, August 2, 2018

from: heineya
date: Aug 2, 2018, 2:13 PM
subject: tattoo translation

Hello, a co-worker of mine has this tattoo, can you please translate what it says? Thanks!

Monday, July 2, 2018

from: Alyssa C.
date: Jul 2, 2018, 11:44 AM
subject: Hi

I’m curious about my tattoo I got wen I was a teenager. I was under the impression that it meant prosperity and of course I never thought to double check. Funny thing is I was out to dinner and a server brought up the mention that it looked to be about a boat. Now I would rly like to know what if anything it means. I hope you can help I cannot find anything anywhere.

Monday, February 19, 2018

from: Patricia E.
to: ""
date: Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 11:53 AM
subject: Tweet from Alton Wang (@altonwang)

Thought you might enjoy seeing a "discussion" about a hanzi tattoo that took place on twitter. I was trying to figure out the mechanics and ethics of sending a picture of the impromptu tattoo so I could get the joke, too when I found out it had already been done.

Really enjoy your blog, and when I wait on guys with big, fat tattoos that are candidates, I tell them about it. And write out the address, lol. Wouldn't want them to miss out on the fun...

Patti E.

Alton Wang (@altonwang) tweeted at 2:40 PM on Fri, Feb 16, 2018:
I don’t have the heart to tell the woman next to me on my flight that her tattoo in Chinese and Japanese says “miso”

Unless she just really likes miso soup