30 Times People Got Tattoos In Languages They Don’t Speak And Ended Up Making Fools Of Themselves

Published 4 years ago

Here’s a pro tip for anyone who’s thinking about getting a tattoo – don’t get a tattoo in a language you don’t speak. No ifs, ands or buts. And if you’re still not entirely convinced, today we have a collection of people who got foreign language tattoos and ended up making fools of themselves.

People are sharing the ridiculous translations of foreign language tattoos they’ve spotted in the wild, and you’ll be surprised how many of them come straight from a restaurant menu. Check out all the times people got ridiculous tattoos in foreign languages in the gallery below!

And I’ll just repeat this once again so it really sticks with you – don’t get a tattoo in a language you don’t speak.

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#1 Why Human Translation Is Valuable

This one has been making the rounds. Apparently, this young lady wanted to surprise her boyfriend with a tattoo that reads “I love you”. Instead, it reads “Babylon is one of the world’s leading dictionary and translation programs”

#2 I Meeeeeean…

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#3 Much Appreciated

This is a particularly cruel prank. What this actually says is “ana mu’affan”, “I am rotten”.

#4 Well That’s Just Unfortunate…

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#7 Her Tattoo Says “Fresh Spring Rolls” In Thai

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#8 They Certainly Were “Taken Advantage Of”

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#9 Chinese Tattoos Gone Wrong

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#10 Never Use A Hungry Tattoo Artist…

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#11 Shout Out To This Mexican Tattoo Artist

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#13 “A Queef Perhaps”, Indeed

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#14 Maybe She’s Into Grilling…

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#17 Today I Learned That My Friends Chinese Tattoo Literally Means “Turkey Sandwich”

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#19 This Person Will Never Need To Struggle Ordering In A Chinese Restaurant Again


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#21 Heavily Smitten, I Guess?

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#22 Boastful Rice Village (He Thought It Was His Daughter’s Name)

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#24 Supportive Spouse

This one reads “husband head empty”.

#25 Ooh, Yolanda Sounds Like A Freak

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#27 It Like Literally Says This Is Tattoo Hahaha

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#28 Carbs Are Important

So, supposedly this was supposed to be Qi, a primal force of life in eastern philosophy. What it says is “rice”. How did that happen? If we were to guess, it’s because in traditional Chinese, the lower component of the Qi character 氣 is similar (but not identical) to rice 米


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