from: Sarah C.
date: Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:53 AM
subject: My husband's old tattoo!
I stumbled across your blog and have had a great time reading it!!
My husband is an unfortunate teenage tattoo victim. He very proudly displays this tattoo on his shoulder blade which he swears means "dragon". However I've looked up the character for dragon and it is nothing like his tattoo!
Does his tattoo have any meaning or is it an attack of gibberish?
辰 represents the fifth zodiac year which happens to be "the year of dragon", not the actual dragon. However the tattooed character has an unnecessary extra bit at left upper corner.
Dragon is typically 龍 (or 龙) in Chinese, and 竜 in Japanese.