Saturday, November 1, 2014

from: Kevin M.
date: Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 2:03 AM
subject: Beer Wine and Spooks

Hi Tian,

I thought you might appreciate the sign on my local bottle shop, attempting to cater for the Chinese-Australians in the area.


Indeed, spirits was translated as 精靈, instead of booze.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

from: Roald
to: Tian
date: Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 1:32 AM
subject: Re: request tattoo translation


I came across your site and my girlfriend would like to know what her tattoo exactly means.

Thank you!

Best regards,


Two ways to interpret this:

B.   (man/husband), (head/neck), (empty/void) = "I married a moron" 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

from: julieann c.
date: Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 1:45 PM
subject: Help Please!


My niece asked me what my tattoo meant and I told her it was Chinese for Julie. She Googled the translation of my name, and well, it didn't match my tattoo. I've had it for 15 years, and I'd like to know what it actually means. I'm almost afraid to know! Thank you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

from: Robert P.
date: Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 3:22 AM
subject: Tattoo submisdion

Wow what a great blog, has got me wondering about the 3 random letters or what I though we're just letters put on my shoulder. I do remember a Chinese person laughing at it in a nightclub once. Would it be possible for you to translate.

 flow, circulate, drift; class
woman, girl; feminine
air, gas, steam, vapor; spirit

Feminine flatulence, a queef perhaps.

from: Matthew P.
date: Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 7:22 AM
subject: Tatoo

I have had this tatoo on my upper back for about 10 years now. I was drunk when i got it. I want to say that the translation is supposed to mean "to honor father" "memory of father" something in that ballpark. I'm not really sure what language or dialect. Could you help me?

忘不了cannot forget
爸爸 (informal) father

with forgotten strokes in  and 

from: gaby a.
date: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:48 PM
subject: Please help us! What mean the tatto?

Hi I write from Venezuela, my husband got a tattoo when he was a teenager the guy said that mean strong but I don't think so! Thanks and I hope that you can help us.

It is poorly done 友誼, companionship / fellowship / friendship

from: Erica R.
date: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 7:12 PM
subject: What does my tattoo mean - tattoo submission

Hey Tian,

I'm so happy I can across your site. I am hoping you'd be willing to tell me what my tattoo really means. It's about 15 yrs old.

Thank you so much, greatly appreciate your help.


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