Sunday, October 23, 2016

from: Nathaniel Q.
date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 8:05 PM
subject: Meaning of my Tattoo

Hello! I've had this tattoo for a few years now. My uncle had it and told me it was a family tattoo of our last name, Quon, which means Bright Light.

I need to know what it really means... Please help!

- Light

Friday, September 30, 2016

from: Shark S.
date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 4:48 AM
subject: Tattoo meaning?


Found your blog and maybe you could help me solve the mystery of my first tattoo? I picked it out of a catalogue at 18. I've had a Japanese person tell me it doesn't actually mean anything, but I suspect it might have some meaning in slang. What do you say?

Thanks in advance, great blog!

- Shark

Monday, August 29, 2016

from: Jeff S.
date: Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 9:02 PM
subject: Tattoo Translation

I got this tattoo an a drunken dare a couple of decades ago and I was dumb enough not to do any research first. Could you possibly help translate it for me and tell me what language it is in?

富裕, prosperous, however the second character  is incorrectly separated into two.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

from: Narciso B.
to: Tian

date: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 8:34 PM
subject: Re: Help

Hello friend a wonder if you could tell me the meaning of this tattoo its my moms name her name is yolanda????

from: Adriana U.
date: Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 2:12 AM
subject: Mom's name Chinese tattoo

I love your blog, it's amazing how language can be a funny barrier. My husband says his back tatto mean his mother's name (Malaquias or Altagracias, i forgot which of her two names it was). He got this in the Dominican Republic, a Spanish speaking country. So, although there is a small Chinese population there, I had to question the authenticity of it.

Thanks so much!

from: ARR II
date: Tue, Jun 7, 2016 at 3:13 PM
subject: Tattoo translation


I got this tattoo 18 years ago without properly researching it when I was a foolish 18 year old. It's supposed to say "faith", but I'm pretty sure it doesn't. How bad is it?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

from: spiller
date: Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 10:07 AM
subject: Tattoo Translation

Hello, my friend got a tattoo in Chinese, it is supposed to be his name. But i think it has too many characters.



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

from: Sabreen P.
date: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 2:48 PM
subject: Tattoo translation

Hello a friend of mine got this tattoo on her right wrist and has no idea what it mean, your translation would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you

"Toilet demon"?

goblin / witch / devil / bewitching / enchanting / monster / phantom / demon
from: Danny S.
date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016 at 7:27 PM
subject: Short fat rocker

Hey, reading your blog has had me in hysterics for a while now so I thought I would contribute. I got the following tattoo from a friend of mine who had just started learning to tattoo, he said pick something unique so I Google translated the handle if my email address in to simplified Chinese. I like it and care not a bit if it us complete gibberish, as it is still a unique tattoo. Just thought you might Like a look. Cheers

Technically correct, but context is wrong.  

Tattoo says "short, fat/adipose, mechanical curved handle" 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

from: Ryan T.
to: Tian
date: Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 1:44 PM
subject: Tattoo translation

Wonder if you know translation to this tattoo I had done years ago. Thx in advance.

from: Steven H. 
date: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM
subject: forgot why i got this one

got this almost 16 yeard ago at a funeral, well after it. Forgot what it is, thought it was supposed to be either steve or my initial of s.

from: Amy H.
date: Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM
subject: Tattoo translation

Hello I'm hoping you can help me find out what this tattoo means, my brother had it done a number of years ago and it's supposed to Chinese for Michelin, we've been translating Michelin in Chinese and it looks nothing like this and we've been trying to find out what it actually says, can you help us?
Thank you

Amy :)

Typically Michelin is 米其林.

honey; sweet; nectar
conduct, run, control, manage

However sometimes mean "fuck" in slang.