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oliviawey

Is this tattoo ok

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oliviawey

自私自利

 

What's the view on this phrase and can someone explain well what it means? I want it tattoed cause I like the concept of it but im not sure

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Shelley

Hello and welcome to the forums.

 

It means "everything for self and selfish profit" so with no regard for others, selfish, mercenary. What did you think it meant?

 

I wouldn't have this tattooed on me, I wouldn't have any tattoo but definitely not this. Usually I go on to say that having it in Chinese characters doesn't impart any kind of special meaning or magical power but in this case it doesn't matter what language this is in, its not very nice at all.

 

Is this your first tattoo? Even if it isn't I still wouldn't do it. Its not a very nice sentiment at all.

Please don't do this.

 

Think before you ink think and think again and again.

 

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Publius

Don't do this.

Unless, of course, you like having "selfish" branded on your forehead, that is.

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anonymoose

I'm going to give the dissenting view here, and encourage you to do it. Please post pictures when it's done.

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agewisdom
On 12/22/2018 at 10:52 AM, oliviawey said:

自私自利

 

What's the view on this phrase and can someone explain well what it means? I want it tattoed cause I like the concept of it but im not sure

 

I like this better:

宁我负人,毋宁负我

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oliviawey
On 12/22/2018 at 11:17 AM, Shelley said:

It means "everything for self and selfish profit" so with no regard for others, selfish, mercenary. What did you think it meant?

 

something about self love or something , not necessarily disregarding other people 

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Shelley
14 hours ago, oliviawey said:

something about self love or something ,

 

No it doesn't mean this. It means selfish and disregarding others, not a nice sentiment.

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mungouk

According to MDBG...

 

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