Monday, December 13, 2004
"Healthy Catch Empty Achievement"
From reader "Christina S.":
"Hello, I’ve been to your site many times and I have a tattoo on my lower back in Chinese. I know there is not such thing as letters in Chinese NOW, but these characters are supposed to represent MIKE. Now I’m am really curious to what I have inked on my back. Can you help me? Thanks."
I feel really bad about this one, because it is no where near "MIKE". Especially the second character does not even exist in Hanzi or Kanji vocabulary. The closest one is "弋" which means "catch", but there is an extra dot in the tattoo.
康 = peaceful, quiet; happy, healthy
弋 = catch, arrest; shoot with bow
空 = empty, hollow, bare, deserted
功 = achievement, merit, good result