Sunday, October 16, 2005

"Colorful Rat"

Is the first character (bag, package, wrap) or (color, tint, beauty, lust)?

If the first character is , the tattooed phrase would mean "packaged colorful rat/mouse". And if it is , then the tattoo would be "colorful rat/mouse".

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  1. My initial thought is that it's 色 with a missing stroke.

  2. Same here.

    Also, I don't think that simplified characters work well in tattoos.

  3. The top part of "mouse" is wrong too.

    Agreed w/the simplified characters not looking so hot as tattoos.

  4. I think it must be a phonetic translation of something because it really makes no sense otherwise. Still totally moron.

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  5. If I may hazard a guess?
    This could be a really bad translation for the American slang "Rat Pack" (like the group of entertainers that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.), as in: he's part of a small club that adopted the name...
    ...or perhaps he's a "Pack Rat", also American slange meaning that he collects things, never throws anything away...
    can't imagine it would be the second option though...