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posticon "Gibberish Asian Font Mystery Solved"


If you ever wondered why some folks sport tattoos with nonsense Chinese/Japanese, a professional translator has tracked down a cipher that tattoo shops have been (unwittingly) using (click chart for more info):
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According to the poster comments, this English letters to kanji/hanzi cipher explains many nonsensical tattoos, such as that of Olympic gold medalist Kim Maher.
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How very interesting, Charles. I often wondered about such transliterations. I guess if the tatoo-ee doesn't know the difference, a state of bliss can endure. emoticon
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