Thursday, March 24, 2005

Pointless Longevity


This is another example of carelessness by the tattoo artist or/and the client. The top character 寿, simplified version of , is missing a dot in the partial.

寿 = old age, long life; lifespan
= loyalty, devotion, fidelity
= power, capability, influence
= petal, flower, leaf; brave, a hero; England, English


  1. If someone said "壽忠" to me, I'd probably interpreted it as "壽終" --meaning to die of natural causes, as in "壽終正寢"

  2. Hahahaha! Duaagiii, you are too funny! :P

    Actually, I am wondering whether the first word might be a botched 孝. Then, you have a botched "忠孝", as "loyalty and filial piety".

  3. Thanks! ;)

    The 力英 kind of feels like... a Japanese input method, you know? You start out in hiragana [あ], click on it once and you're in katakana mode [カ], click on it one more time and you're in English mode [英]

    In Cantonese, 力英 kind of sounds like "licking"... =P