U.S. college student learns the hard way to get your Japanese kanji tattoo checked by an expert

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel


Innocent idea doesn’t go anywhere close to how she expected.

When choosing a design for a tattoo, most people want something that’s not just cool or beautiful, but meaningful as well. And since you’re going to have the thing forever, an aesthetic that’s already stood the test of time is preferable to some trendy symbol that might feel played out in a few months’ time.

Put all those criteria together, and there’s definitely a certain logic to people choosing Japanese kanji characters for their tattoos, even if they themselves don’t speak the language. However, there’s a danger to

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