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Posted 9/2/14
I think getting a kanji tattoo if you are not Japanese is very stupid.
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Raimu4 wrote:

I think getting a kanji tattoo if you are not Japanese is very stupid.


I acknowledge your opinion and follow it up with, 'Nuh-uh, you are.' I then promptly stick out my tongue and give you a raspberry.

An actual raspberry. The fruit.
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Posted 9/2/14
a lot of white people tend to get poorly translated kanji tattoos that actually say something super stupid. i'm not going down that road........
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Phersu wrote:


Raimu4 wrote:

I think getting a kanji tattoo if you are not Japanese is very stupid.


I acknowledge your opinion and follow it up with, 'Nuh-uh, you are.' I then promptly stick out my tongue and give you a raspberry.

An actual raspberry. The fruit.


Japanese/Chinese people won't be able to tell from which language it came from so I don't think only Japanese people can have such tattoos.

Also, it's not as though the Japanese language belongs solely to the Japanese. Language is just a tool.
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27 / M / Far west texas
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Posted 9/2/14
As long as you know kanji I guess its ok. I have a problem with people getting tattoos in a language they don't know because it raises the chance it'll be something completely different or a dishonest tattoo artist would play a prank and put something else really bad.
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Posted 9/2/14
It will make you look like a huge tool.
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20 / M / Sweden
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Posted 9/2/14
You might want one today... But what if you want to get rid of it in 10 years?

If I ever get one then I'll get a small one that's easy to cover.
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Posted 9/2/14 , edited 9/2/14
If you can tattoo Drake's name on your forehead you can do a kanji tattoo!

But seriously, alot of people here are really taking things to the extreme in the against category. I've always thought that if you had a story to go along with why you got it that'd be fine. Just don't say "well shit I thought it looked cool" although I guess technically that'd be fine as well, I wouldn't expect that when doing something like kanji or any other phrasing in a different language.

I think the only off limits stances on tattoos would be getting one that has a certain historic meaning to it for the hell of it (like a tribal tattoo or something like that).
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Phersu wrote:

Don't worry. I'm learning to read Kanji, and I thoroughly researched the ones I'm looking at, including asking friends who are naturally fluent in it as well.

You know, the sad thing is you kind of had a point. But you cover it up with so much condescension and general jerk-a-teering, it's lost on us all. I mean, really. I read this, and I think to myself, 'Phersu, m'lad, I don't think we can ever measure up to this level of condescending, better-than-you attitude.' So, I thank you, person whose name I never looked at, for helping me find my own limits. I will never forget this, and I will never forget yo-



Can't see that pic of yours, but I'm guessing it's suppose to make me feel bad for having an opinion.
So what if I sound condescending, I can't protect my messages from being read in a certain way by people.
I clearly stated more than once that it's MY opinion and that you should go for it if you want to.

Don't ask for opinions on a public forum if you aren't prepared for the occasional loudmouth.
Was it unnecesarry of me to write some condescending things? yes most definitely, and yes I am having a bad day, so that might be my reason, nevertheless, my opinion remains the same, just with less fucks and shits.

Finally I feel I need to add this to my contribution for this topic.
If you are getting a tattoo or not based on people's opinion you are already doing it wrong.
A tattoo should always be a personal thing, not something you get to add to your facebook page for likes.
The only opinion that should matter in this regard would be some employer if you are trying to go for a very specific job where tattoos are not allowed.






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Posted 9/2/14
I guess they're alright. I would get a temporary tattoo, but probably never a permanent one.
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Posted 9/2/14
Only if you tattoo "kohi" on your chest.
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25 / M / Iowa
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Posted 9/2/14
there's nothing wrong with it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwAiFWCiOH8
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26 / M / Socal
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Needles are my bane

I'd get tattoos, if they weren't done by needle
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17 / F / Basketball Court
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Posted 9/2/14 , edited 9/2/14
I may consider getting one when I'm older. I just don't know where to place it.
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25 / M / Inside Lorreen's...
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Posted 9/2/14
Ugh... i'm of two minds here...

On one side I am all get what you want, express yourself, don't listen to others, etc etc etc.


On the other... I have seen so many horror stories come from just about EVERY tattoo that has words in/on it, I just can't imagine getting one.

Not to mention with Japanese language every symbol can mean multiple things, you may be getting it to say: Dog, where it can probably also mean god knows what else somewhere else.


But I still probably lean in closer to my former point with getting what you want and expressing yourself. Just make sure you will never regret it. If you so much as second guess getting something as a tattoo, do NOT get it. Not quite having a design down is alright, especially when you are getting something intricate perhaps that will be with you forever you want the design perfect, say like a Celtic Knot tattoo. But if you are on the fence of whether or not to get say a skull tattoo, DO NOT do it, that's pretty much your brain telling you it is a bad idea.
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