Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ground Shipping System

I don’t know if the gibberish circled in red is supposed to be two characters or one.


If it was meant to be one character, then it would be the botched (), which means “land, ground, continent”. It could also be the simplified () with a missing dot and simplified ().

The two other characters are (pick up, collect, tidy up) and (style, system, formula, rule).

So far, the best I can think of is “ground shipping system”.

Maybe he is a loyal UPS/DHL/FedEx employee or customer?

Update: Thanks to a comment by "lalawow", this tattoo may be "six-ten-two" or "sixty-two"

In Chinese, is also used as the accounting form of "six", as "ten", and () as "two".


  1. “陆”means six
    “拾”means ten
    They are chinese capital letters of numbers. These capital letters are commonly used.

  2. I thought the last letter is 式 instead of 弍。
    式 is uesd as a unit in martial arts and other actions.

  3. This person probably want to tattoo 612 (maybe area code?) on his arm.

  4. maybe "dumb ass" on his forehead.

    LOVE your site. I always wondered why people have stupid tatoos when they don't know what it means and HERE IT IS!

    Bless you.

  5. It's definitely "sixty-two", though horribly written.

  6. lalawow - they're not capital letters. They're not even letters. They're complex forms/accounting forms. Big difference.

  7. The complex numerals are used to prevent forgeries on checks. With the simple forms one line can change a one into a ten. Or three lines can change a one into a six. This is impossible with the complex numerals.

    “The complex numerals are used on cheques, banknotes and coins and are the equivalent of writing 'one', 'two', 'three', etc, rather than 1, 2, 3.”

  8. Forget the botched meaning. The tatoo looks like it was done by an 8 yr old. I mean, my baby sis has better form.