AZYaateeh Wrote:
Jun 06, 2012 9:21 PM
Logograms (each character is a word, not an idea), but yeah, Chinese tattoos are a bad idea unless you, personally, read Chinese. I was in a New Age bookstore once with a poster claiming to be the character for "tolerance". Only, while that character is found in the Chinese word for tolerance (most modern Chinese words are compounds of two words, it has to do with how the sounds have changed since Classical Chinese), on its own it means "endurance". So, unless we're talking "tolerance" for alcohol or long marches, uh, no.