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This tattoo was my first tattoo, I just turned 18. Me and my father Brandon argument and he told me I was the most relentless motherfucker he had ever met. So I figured I would get a tattoo of the word relentless on my body but in Chinese. I looked up relentless in Chinese on Google, And use the first one I saw. Years and years go by and I want to be able to prove it, but I have not been able to find the same symbol/characters. Can anyone help me?

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In my (admittedly limited) understanding, 无情 is not a positive word. ruthless/merciless are not exactly positive either, but could be used to describe a ruthless warrior - someone who commands respect if nothing else. But 无情 sounds more like having a lack of compassion or care for others. Not something that one should be proud of having tattooed on their body.

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冷漠无情

lěng mò wú qíng

sternly cool and unmoved

 

有理无情

yǒulǐ-wúqíng

stick to the principle and disregard personal feelings

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abcdefg

What a great story! I've logged lots of hours in those less-than-luxurious train compartments, where four or more of us were seated face to face across a narrow table. What usually happens to me is that we all start out strangers, then there is the "Where are you from" and before long the Chinese family is sharing their lunch and explaining where the fruit came from. Bits of thier life story and mine seem to alway come out over the table, enjoying meals or snacks.

 

And as if that's not enough, I often here part of the "hidden" history of what we are seeing out the window. "These hills used to have rich tin mines, before modern methods depleted them and water was diverted to make a lake, which... My grandfather worked there from the age of 15 until he was injured in an explosion." They explained that now the area is home to radicals who seem to thrive on an endless supply of dynamite, stockpiled many years ago.  

 

Once a Muslim family said afternoon prayers and pointed out a cluster mosques that were nearly out of sight way back in the hills. Turned out that an important center of religious learning was housed there and devout believers came from far away to study with learned Imams. This was in 红河州, SE Yunnan. Soon there was talk of Zheng He 郑和 (Ming mariner/diplomat) and other famous minority heroes. 

 

But I never was consulted about a tattoo! 

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@abcdefg While you do often end up having interesting conversations, I still generally choose 硬卧上铺 for maximum antisocialness. I've tried 软卧 before, but they don't seem much different (plus they normally sell out faster). I've never tried the 高铁before. It might be interesting. I guess you meet different types of people depending on what class you travel in.

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7 hours ago, StChris said:

 I've never tried the 高铁before.

The last few times I tried the 高铁 (Autumn last year) there was no social interaction whatsoever. The train was pretty quiet.

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3 hours ago, Lu said:

The last few times I tried the 高铁 (Autumn last year) there was no social interaction whatsoever. The train was pretty quiet.

 

Are people more spread out? It's difficult not to have interaction in cattle class, as it would be awkward not to have any when you are that squeezed in together. I guess the 高铁 folks all have their noses in their laptops preparing their next PPT.

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1 hour ago, StChris said:

Are people more spread out?

Yes. Like the picture on the website Mungouk links to. No four-seaters, just two or three people next to each other. I guess it doesn't really invite interaction. It felt just like a Dutch train, where people usually don't strike up conversations with strangers either.

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