Originally Posted by kernelkrink
I often wonder if these people with Chinese "Luck" or whatever symbols tattooed on them are really getting what they think they are. I guess if it's visible and you walk down the street in Chinatown, you are OK so long as no one is pointing at you and either laughing their ass off or looking offended....
I used to work with a guy who had a chinese character tatooed on his neck, that he claimed was strength. We went to lunch at the local quick wok (I'd known the owner for years) and when my workmate made a head call, I talked the owner into asking him why he had the chinese character for asshole tatooed on his neck. Of course, Mr. "Strength" told him that it was for strength. The owner of the restaurant asked him who was more resonable to believe, a chinese man or a white tatoo artist trying to get people to buy tatoos. I have laughed about that ever since and it's been nearly 15 years.