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insanejester

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skylee
八戒 is a character of the traditional Chinese novel 西游记 (Record of a journey to the west), and he is basically an idiot and very lazy so his brother 孙悟空(the monkey) calls him 呆子(dumb,stupid person).

And 八戒 (Bajie) is actually a pig, whereas 悟空 (Wukong) is the monkey king.

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insanejester

So this is whats come up...

学无止境-Learning is endless

无知/無知-ignorence

呆子-dumb, stupid person

蠢材-sophisticated idiot

and a couple others yet to be translated...

I'm still at a lose though..... i'm not sure how to animate these charectors... and draw them out..the way i'd want them in a tat...

do you guys (and girls) know of a place where i could get some examples as to how they are written?

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insanejester

oh and one more thing...

they are written from top to bottem not right to left right? (yeah... stupid question... but i had to ask)

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geraldc

You could always try

傻瓜

蠢豬

Admittedly they're kiddy words, but they're fun.

Chinese can be written left to right, right to left or top to bottom.

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Xiao Yu

The strokes really only matter if you're using a brush or marker or something like that to write. Then if you're going up -> down or left -> right, you'll get the correct thicknesses/curves from the stroke order. But if you're going to have a tattoo artist basically draw it out on your skin, you should probably just have the entire shape already drawn out for him to trace and fill in; it'll look best that way. Plus less potential for errors (that Hanzi Smatter site is hilarious!)

I know some word processors have some very lovely Chinese fonts/scripts...

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guest1234

Hi

If you want a tattoo take your time thinking about what you want, It will be there for a long time. As others have said it is better to have something like a poem or saying with a meaning close to you. I am not at home at the moment so I can not post a picture of mine but take it from me TAKE YOUR TIME MAKING YOUR MIND UP It is important that you are very happy with your tattoo design before you have it.

For me the best script is brush stroke. You can do this on MAC or Windows in word. I will look up what the script is called. I took a long time over mine and have always been happy with the end result not everybody can say the same.

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insanejester

I jus got it done... i ended up usin this one 呆子

It looks pretty good the symbols fad from dark red to black...

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in_lab

It looks like you went with a block font rather than a brush stroke. With most Chinese characters, I would say a brush stroke is better looking. But in this context, it looks as if you've been branded with the word "idiot," which is amusing. How do you feel about it, jester?

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insanejester

I feel like it fits...

and yeah, i'd of rather had the brush strokes but i couldn't find out how to translate them and make them look right...

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confucius

I was hoping he was going to put it on the side of his neck, like NBA players Allen Iverson and Eddy Curry.

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roddy

Can we have animated tattoos yet? I want :wall on my forehead.

Roddy

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skylee

Oh my god, not just an insane jester but also a real 呆子 ... (am a bit sorry that I suggested it ...)

But now you are on a par with the famous masters of Chinese philosophy like 孔子(Confucius), 孟子 (Mencius), 老子 (Laozi) ...

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insanejester
But now you are on a par with the famous masters of Chinese philosophy like 孔子(Confucius), 孟子 (Mencius), 老子 (Laozi) ...

hahahahaha, what does 子 mean?... one or person?

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skylee

子, in the cases of Confucius and Mencius etc, means the master himself and his school of thought.

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HashiriKata
子, in the cases of Confucius and Mencius etc, means the master himself and his school of thought.

I don't see any problems in thinking about 呆子 in the same way !?

:wink:

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confucius

Brilliant idea, Roddy!

I want a technological tattoo of my animated avatar just an inch above me arse.

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