Saturday, August 21, 2010

from: marisa r.
date: Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 7:24 AM
subject: My husbands Tattoo

My husband being the hero that he is when stationed over in Bahrain (where tattoo's are illegal) went with some friends drunk to a guys HOUSE!!!! And my husband looked through a book, found the symbol for "strength" and got it.

Thanks so much


Photo on 2010-08-19 at 09.51

First of all, the character is mirrored.

If it is be read as one single character , it means "to bring up, to raise".

If they are two characters, and , which means "small livestock or young animal".


  1. It looks like these two people/artists consulted the same bogus book! Only one mirrored it...

  2. This looks like another 《周易》 reference, Tian. To wit, 小畜, Hexagram

    Doesn't excuse it but might explain it!