25 January 2009

Symbols Say A Thousand Words...

I've got one tattoo. It's pretty small and it is a Japanese symbol of "Love".There's a bit of a backstory and a lot of symbolism that goes into why I chose "Love" as my tattoo and why it's located on my right shoulder/upper back....but Iwon't get into that...

So today I'm looking over images for my next tat. I don't plan to actually get such tat until around the summer time (when my money should be less comical than it is now), but I like to look at possibilities every now and then. I'm perusing some Japanese symbols and fall upon this image:




Needless to say, it means, "I Love You". Unlike American culture, the Japanese have symbols that represent full sentences, rather than just one word. I thought this image was pretty ironic, no?

10 comments:

Kofi Bofah said...

Your money = comical?

I thought you meant that you would wait until the summer time because then people would actually get to see it.

Interesting Japanese characters!

Robin Monique said...

LMAO! Wow!! Well, that's ONE way to say "I Love You."

Ms_Slim said...

Kofi- My next tat will be on the inner part of one of my wrists, so I'm not worrying too much about "people getting to see it". They will. My money = comical = "my money is funny right now"...

Mista Jaycee said...

I love the art but why not just write I love you or whatever in English in a cool script?
Jaycee

Ms_Slim said...

MJ: Now that would be a novel idea, wouldnt it?

But wouldnt it also devalue the whole "mystery" behind it?

Very Concerned said...

.... Are you serious? This doesn't mean "love", let alone anything. This is a picture to sucker in those who really don't know the language. I just hope that your tattoo isn't as fake as this this supposed symbol. Brush up on your languages.

Ms_Slim said...

Oh trust...the Japanese tat I have that means 'Love' literally means LOVE lol. It is NOT this tat. I researched it a few days too before getting it to make SURE it didnt mean anything but that. :)

Of all of my tats, I only have one japanese symbol...the Love one. That's it. I just thought that this pic was funny. I hope no one gets it as a tat either lol

Anonymous said...

I grew up and went to school in Japan and I have never come across this supposed symbol that means "I love you."

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a picture of a guy taking a bitch up the rear?

Anonymous said...

Symbols are pretty awesome, as a fact my brother who likes to Order Viagra also knows how to make symbols with his hands.