to: "email@example.com" date: Sun, May 30, 2010 at 10:50 PM
subject: Misrepresented chinese tattoo
Hi my name is jenn I got this. Tattoo seven years ago it was supposed to say destiny in Chinese, however I've been searching online for this symbol but can't seem to find it, the destiny symbol does come close to what this looks like! In desperate need of translation help. thanx
The common phrase for "destiny" in Chinese would be 命運. Character shown here is Japanese variant of 緣, which could be interpret as "fate". If not read carefully, Chinese readers would think it is 緑, which means "green".