Sunday, October 11, 2015

from: Jeff H.
date: Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 7:35 AM
subject: Translation

I know I was probably duped 17 years ago, supposed to be KMH. Can you please assist?
Thanks in advance!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

from: chris p.
to: ""
date: Sat, Aug 22, 2015 at 9:05 AM
subject: Chinese writing tattoo

This is a tattoo I've had for a number of years now. It's supposed to be the name of my Ex-wife, not sure if it does as I've searched for her name and it doesn't look like this. It's going to be covered over soon anyway but I'm interested in what I paid someone good money to tattoo on my back.

Many thanks


from: Martyna S.
to: ""
date: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 1:12 PM
subject: What does my tattoo mean?

Hello. I have a tattoo that was supposed to say smitten. What does this mean?

, heavy

from: Jörn S.
date: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 12:49 PM
subject: Chinese Tattoo


my friend has this Tattoo on his back. Can you tell us what it means?



, love, and , dream, are mirrored. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

from: David T.
date: Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 11:53 PM

I have had this tattoo for 17 years, don't remember getting it. It supposed to spell the letters KT, can you confirm please?

this is my wife's who has had this for a long time, it supposed to Spell out the letters TC, please can you confirm if this the case?


from: Pam I.
to: ""
date: Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 8:18 PM
subject: Help!


I was hoping you could help me to figure out what does my bf tattoo mean. He says it means "brave or strong"


墨西哥人, Mexican

from: Brandon S.
date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 12:51 PM
subject: Tattoo

Please advise on what this tattoo means.

革命者, revolutionary, but it is done upside down.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

from: Angel R.
date: Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 1:12 PM
subject: Please help translate

Hi, i was searching the web for a site or anything that could help me with this tattoo i got when i was younger and i found your site i saw some of the translations you have done please help me in translating what it says

from: Alana M.
date: Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 10:59 AM
subject: Tattoo Translate

My husband has had this tattoo for 15 years. He thought it spelled his name, "Jeff" but then realized there is no letter alphabet. Someone finally told him the first character means "shoe" and the next 2 say "kung Fu" so it really says "Shoe. Kung Fu. Fu. " Is this accurate information? What does this really say? And do you know anything about the design and what it means?

skill, "JEFF" from gibberish font.
from: Victor R.
date: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 4:28 AM
subject: tattoo translate

Hi, just found your website in spanish blog and was very amused by some of them. Now i hope you could help me. Its my mother's tattoo and she says that means the first letter of me and my brothers but I am not sure. Thank you, and regards from spain.

from: Dee 
date: Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:53 AM
subject: please can you help

Hi my nieces recently got these tattoo during a drunken night! and neither of them know what they mean

利用 taking/taken advantage of
from: Jeannette S.
date: Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 9:13 AM
subject: Tattoo translation


I got this tattoo when I was 18, and it was supposed to be the letters "AJ." I have since learned that letters do not directly translate to chinese characters, so I have no idea what I have written on my body. I believe the top character may be "woman." Can you shed any light on the matter? Thank you!

"AJ" according to the gibberish font.

from: Chris C.
date: Fri, May 29, 2015 at 3:58 PM
subject: Tattoo Translation

Hi, I noticed your blog / website and wanted to get a valid translation of my 13 year old tattoo. Last I remember, when I was young and dumb at the age of 16, it was something along the lines of prosperity.

Please advise. Thanks

?  Climb?

from: James L.
date: Fri, May 15, 2015 at 7:16 AM
subject: Help please. Translation

Can you please help me with these. I though they said "strength" and "courage". But now i think they say "little pig" "big mistake". Can you help me please. Thank you. James.

小畜 little livestock

大過 big mistake

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Few readers have been sending me the story about a food vendor called Bing Mi! in Portland, Oregon.

The biggest gripe besides the owner is not Chinese yet selling one of the most traditional northern Chinese food item, is the fact that its signage is wrong.

Although I have no problem of the proprietor columbusing Chinese pancake wrap, but its signage is somewhat silly or a poor pun attempt.

劍兵 (sword soldier) on the sign is not associated with the delicious wrap in terms of context, rather it is the homophone of 煎餅 (Chinese pancake wrap).
from: Mike R.
date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 8:32 AM
subject: Can you translate?

Hi, this horrible tattoo was a birthday gift when I was 18.. I don't know what it actually says but it's supposed to say Love, Luck, Wealth, Wisdom.. I'm almost certain it doesn't. Please help. Thank you.

The second () and fourth () characters are reversed.

Friday, January 30, 2015

from: Johann S.
date: Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:21 PM
subject: Tattoo translate

Hi .   just found your website and was very amused by some of them. And now im hoping you could help me. My tattoo was meant to say sin but a chinese man told me it means something like evil spirit in jail. Now im almost to afraid to ask.

= to violate / to offend / to assault / criminal / crime / to make a mistake / recurrence (of mistake or sth bad)

from: sm094u
to: ""
date: Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:56 AM
subject: Help!!

Hi I got this tattoo a few years ago and was told it stands for the letter "S" and now that I wana add to it I can't seem to find this symbol at all!! Smh do you know what it means??

from: Priscilla P.
to: ""
date: Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 10:33 AM
subject: Re: God's Love


My husband has a tattoo that SUPPOSE to be God's Love. Please translate!