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活 愛 女 - What could this tattoo mean?

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llfc1234

Hi guys,

 

I have seen this tattoo on one of my friends skin. She told me there is no way I can get what it means. Directly translating it is nonsense, but she says it is somehow connected to Chinese astrology. Could you guys help me somehow? 

 

Thanks

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roddy

Life, love, daughter, maybe? 

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Demonic_Duck

Looks like nonsense. Can't even work out what the intended meaning might have been... Maybe something along the lines of "live laugh love" -laugh +woman...?

 

I don't know too much about Chinese astrology, but that sounds extremely dubious too. None of the characters have any overlap with 生肖, 五行, or 天干地支.

 

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4 minutes ago, roddy said:

Life, love, daughter, maybe? 

 

This could be plausible.

 

Also, probably a complete coincidence, but it sounds pretty close to "我爱你" in Mandarin.

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vellocet

I think trying to interpret it into Chinese is barking up the wrong tree.  I think it should be read at face value.  Life, love, woman.  It just reflects the feelings of the person tattooed and that's as far as it goes.  It could mean she's a feminist, she has a daughter, she's a lesbian, who knows.  The connection with astrology is probably something she made up to make it seem cooler to outsiders.  Or heck, it could be.  I've never studied Chinese astrology, so who am I to say?  

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realmayo

女愛活 ?

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ZhangKaiRong
1 hour ago, realmayo said:

女愛活 ?

The ultimate hedonist line worth inking on oneself

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Fotix

traditional chinese charactors. But it seems not a real word. At least, I never know it since I was born.

活: huo,alive maybe, always used as words.

爱 or 愛: u guys are right, love;

女:nv,girl

but it is really interesting as the 3 charactors sound like 我 爱 你,I Love U. 

FYI.

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amytheorangutan

Definitely couldn’t help thinking that it sounds like 我愛你. Maybe this is the olden days version of 520 🤔

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Maizi01

actually,as a Chinese , l don't know what the three chatacters together mean. I baidu(an search engine like google in china) that, l can't get any information significative.

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