Many people love getting tattoos that represent something that matters to them or a moment in their lives that means the world to them. Sadly, some individuals only do it for the sake of attracting attention and being popular among others. In this case, things can go very wrong faster than you can imagine, and this is why this list exists. As you can see below, some people are not even aware of the things they chose to be forever painted on their skin. They think it’s cool to have a random Asian symbol, but it is not. It is even funnier to people from China or Japan, as they can easily understand the nonsense and absurd that sometimes can be read on someone’s body. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. The friend
This is one of the best cases of a wrong meaning, and it also might be the kind of meaning the client wanted, who knows.
2. The chicken
Being keen on having such a tat means that you need to do your homework and read carefully what the tat says, otherwise, the tattooist can have some fun on your account.
3. The friend
Now, this is one clever interpretation of this famous phrase and we believe that the tattoo artist had a very good idea of what they had to do and what they actually did.
4. The dude
The trouble with some tattoos is that they bring the wrong kind of confidence to people who have no clue about the fact that they can embarrass them or put them in a dangerous situation.
5. The tattoo
There are many people who would gladly flex their tattoos and they have the right to do it, but it would be nothing but funny if it happens to say something like this.
6. The story
We know that mistakes can happen, but we are also convinced that some tattoo artists decide ti have fun with their clients by altering the meaning of their tats.
7. The translation
There is one universal rule when you want a tat in a different language. Never use Google for the translation of its meaning, otherwise, you will be disappointed.
8. The fist
Having a great tattoo is something to brag about, especially if it is on your fist, but it needs to say the right thing if you want others to like it as well.
9. The people
The people who are usually ready to get a tattoo would usually check the meaning of any lettering they do not recognize, and it seems that they cannot understand when they are trolled.
10. The web
The thing you need to do before having a tattoo is to choose the best possible motive and find inspiration. In this case, the person chose wrong after getting the wrong inspiration.
11. The subway
There is hardly any doubt that people who work out need to add something to attract a little more attention, but it needs to be the right thing, or it could have a negative effect instead.
12. The student
We are sure that there is a niche that some people need to exploit. It is the kind of service to offer to those who want an Asian tattoo but need the right meaning to display.
13. The tat shop
This is what we meant when we said that some tattoo artists are just having fun by not telling their clients the actual meaning of the tattoos they draw on them.
14. The characters
It seems that some people might be willing to do such a thing on purpose, but we are certain that the majority of such cases were not meant to be like that.
15. The opposite
This is not a tattoo story, but it is something that has an equal meaning to the one that this list focuses on. As you can see, this lady surely had no idea what the shirt said.
16. The classmate
We know that a tattoo can get people into different kinds of trouble, and they do not even realize it until it is too late. This is what happened here.
17. The lettuce
It is beyond us why would someone have a tattoo is done that would say such a thing, but we guess that everyone has their own preferences.
18. The shirt
It appears that there is a lot to say on the matter that is opposite to this list. As you can see, wrong or inappropriate translations are a thing across the world.
19. The airport
There are way too many similar cases, and we always think about the poor souls who consider their tattoo the best one possible without knowing its true meaning.
20. The zodiac
The people who are keen on having something extraordinary tattooed usually have a general idea of its meaning, but they sometimes fail to highlight that meaning.
21. The girl
Some tattoos with mismatched meanings are actually not pranks or jokes, but simple mistakes. This is the case here and we can see the resemblance.
22. The school
Well, this is not a tattoo story, but it is still related to Asian symbols and lettering, meaning that it is a good fit to the lsit, especially when you consider the writing on it.
23. The shoulder
The thing about having a nice tattoo is knowing when to show it and its literal meaning, of course. As you can see, this girl allowed a huge mistake.
24. The mom
Now, this is one puzzling situation. Although the person was aware of the meaning of his tattoo, he still wanted to alter it to change its meaning.
25. The kitchen
It seems that even the people who can pay for the best tattoos are prone to mistakes, and this was the famous case with Ariana Grande’s tattoo.
26. The women
The biggest danger of having a new tattoo done is having someone do it to you that will not admit its true meaning, which is what happened here.
27. The speaker
Here is a peculiar situation that did not end well. The woman was clearly convinced about the meaning of the tattoo and she insisted on having her way.
28. The clothing
Older people have a complete disregard of the meaning of their tattoos, and you can see that this senior woman had the same attitude toward the lettering on their shirt.
29. The mistake
Here is another example of the thing we dedicated this list to. People who speak Asian languages often have fun with bad tattoo meanings.
30. The friend
The thing about kanji symbols is that it does not all come down to the looks of the symbol, but also to its meaning in other languages.
31. The glove
This is one of the most hilarious things we have ever seen, especially when you consider what the meaning of the tattoo is supposed to be.
32. The bicep
There are people who have the weirdest things tattooed on their bodies, but we all know that these situatuons are usually the result of mistakes.
33. Tbe tags
Sometimes, people discover very late that the meaning of their tattoos or other belongings is completely different from the one they thought they knew.
34. The writing
Here is yet another example of the things we dedicated the list too. This post reveals that some tattoos do not have any meaning at all.
35. The buddy
Now, this is one take on tattoos with an Asian twist that makes a lot of sense, and we always appreciate this kind of sense of humor when we see it.