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21st Jan '16 3:48:49 AM DesertDragon
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blogger [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] translates many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters. Not only are some BlatantLies or even insulting, but the worst are tats done in the "Asian Gibberish Font", in which English letters are simply replaced by Asian-looking characters and the resulting "word" is meaningless.
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blogger blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] translates many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters. Not only are some BlatantLies or even insulting, but the worst are tats done in the "Asian Gibberish Font", in which English letters are simply replaced by Asian-looking characters and the resulting "word" is meaningless.
21st Jan '16 3:28:02 AM DesertDragon
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* In 2009, a Belgian girl named Kimberley Vlaeminck tattooed 56 stars on her face. After her parents became angry she claimed that she had fallen asleep during the procedure. She became the laughing stock of the entire nation and fell into a serious depression. * As shown on ''Tattoo Nightmares,'' mentioned above, one of the most common embarrassing tattoos for men are tribal tattoos. A tattoo fad that boomed in the Nineties and went bust very soon after, tribals are mostly now seen as dated and a little silly. They've also attracted a pretty big hatedom from tattoo artists, since they're one of the most common coverups, and the most difficult to do well. * Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blogger [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] translates many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters. Not only are some BlatantLies or even insulting, but the worst are tats done in the "Asian Gibberish Font", in which English letters are simply replaced by Asian-looking characters and the resulting "word" is meaningless.

* In 2009, a Belgian girl named Kimberley Vlaeminck tattooed 56 stars on her face. After her parents became angry she claimed that she had fallen asleep during the procedure. She became the laughing stock of the entire nation and fell into a serious depression. * As shown on ''Tattoo Nightmares,'' mentioned above, one of the most common embarrassing tattoos for men are tribal tattoos. A tattoo fad that boomed in the Nineties and went bust very soon after, tribals are mostly now seen as dated and a little silly. They've also attracted a pretty big hatedom from tattoo artists, since they're one of the most common coverups, and the most difficult to do well. * Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] translates many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters. Not only are some BlatantLies or even insulting, but the worst are tats done in the "Asian Gibberish Font", in which English letters are simply replaced by Asian-looking characters and the resulting "word" is meaningless.
18th Jan '16 11:59:35 PM DesertDragon
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] reviews many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters.
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade, they had become such a cliche that they would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] reviews translates many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters.characters. Not only are some BlatantLies or even insulting, but the worst are tats done in the "Asian Gibberish Font", in which English letters are simply replaced by Asian-looking characters and the resulting "word" is meaningless.
18th Jan '16 11:51:48 PM DesertDragon
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] reviews many unfortunate of Asian characters.
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it the tattoo herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it decade, they had become such a cliche that it they would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] reviews many unfortunate tattoos of Asian characters.
18th Jan '16 11:47:39 PM DesertDragon
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* Tian reviews many unfortunate tattoos with kanji/hanzi/Vaguely Asian Symbols at [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]].

* Chinese characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless.
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* Chinese and other Asian characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless. The blog [[http://hanzismatter.blogspot.com/ Hanzi Smatter]] reviews many unfortunate of Asian characters.
18th Jan '16 11:44:58 PM DesertDragon
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* Chinese characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless.
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* Chinese characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's.2000's, only they affected men and women equally. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless.
18th Jan '16 11:44:25 PM DesertDragon
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* Chinese characters were the tribal tats of the 2000's. They were intended to look exotic and mysterious, but instead they made the wearer look like an idiot if she couldn't read it herself and had to trust that her source was honest and accurate in translating. This ''can'' be averted if the wearer knows the language, but by the end of the decade it had become such a cliche that it would be embarrassing regardless.
18th Jan '16 11:15:46 PM DesertDragon
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A comedy trope that is definitely TruthInTelevision is when a character will have a tattoo (sometimes in an embarrassing location) with various unsavory features, such as being misspelled, the name of a former love interest, written in a language the wearer does not understand and [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels not meaning what he thinks]] (Chinese characters are good for this), et cetera, [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy sometimes the result of a drunken whim]]. However, this can also be used seriously as a version of GoodScarsEvilScars where the tattoo is a representation of sin.
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A comedy trope that is definitely TruthInTelevision is when a character will have a tattoo (sometimes in an embarrassing location) with various unsavory features, such as being shoddily done, misspelled, the name of a former love interest, written in a language the wearer does not understand and [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels not meaning what he thinks]] (Chinese characters are good for this), et cetera, etc. These are [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy sometimes the result of a drunken whim]]. However, this can also be used seriously as a version of GoodScarsEvilScars where the tattoo is a representation of sin. drunken]] and/or teenage whim.

* The existence and increased reliability of tattoo removal procedures or cover-up designs. * Tattoos are ''considerably'' more mainstream than they were in the past. * Large tattoos require multiple sessions to complete. * Nowadays, no self-respecting tattoo parlor will serve anyone who is clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A TattooedCrook may face this situation after going straight. This variation is far more likely to be PlayedForDrama, especially if the tattoos are of symbols associated with gang violence or racism (e.g., a swastika).
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* # The existence and increased reliability of tattoo removal procedures or cover-up designs. * # Tattoos are ''considerably'' more mainstream than they were in the past. * past, which has led to people becoming more savvy about avoiding this trope. # Large tattoos are expensive and require multiple sessions to complete. * Nowadays, no # No self-respecting tattoo parlor will serve anyone who is clearly under the influence of alcohol or drugs. drugs, or is under the age of 18 (even with parental permission). A TattooedCrook may face this situation after going straight. This variation is far more likely to be PlayedForDrama, especially if the tattoos are of symbols associated with gang violence or racism (e.g., racism, such as a swastika). swastika.
17th Jan '16 11:22:31 AM StFan
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[[folder:Comicbooks]] * In ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', following Kitty Pryde's HeroicSacrifice, Colossus, mourning the woman he loved, got a tattoo of a heart with the name "Katya" (in the [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic alphabet]]) on his chest. Recently, she got better (but is still out of the action due to uncontrollable powers), so there has been some speculation regarding Kitty's inevitable reaction when she sees Colossus's ink. ** More recent shots of Piotr shirtless and unarmored don't show his tattoo. We never saw it removed; indeed after the arc where he got the tattoo, it was never shown again indicating that it might have been a henna or otherwise temporary tattoo. *** [[FanWank Maybe his skin can't retain tattoos when changing to his metal form and back?]] * In one story in ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Max gets "a tattoo of a snake eating a rat, with the caption 'Born to watch my snake eat a rat'". He passes out mid-tattoo due to screaming about the needle and complains later that it 'doesn't even look like a snake. It looks like a candy cane', prompting Sam to deliver AnAesop about freedom of the individual and their inalienable right to get questionable body modifications, as long as it's their 'boneheaded choice'. * Subverted in a ''{{Spider-Man}}'' story, in which Peter Parker's then-current girlfriend Carlie Cooper got drunk and considered getting a Green Goblin tattoo. She ended up getting a Spider-Man tattoo instead. [[spoiler: Although that may now be an embarrassing tattoo, seeing as how Carlie just dumped Peter (as of the end of ComicBook/SpiderIsland) for lying to her about his being Spider-Man!]] * ''Realworlds: Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is about Eddie Dial, a hapless nobody who is tricked into getting blind drunk and taken to a tattoo parlor by the neighborhood toughs; he wakes up with a huge Superman symbol on his chest. His life goes on a downward spiral from there, and he soon winds up in prison, where the tattoo makes him a target. That's when he stops being ashamed of it and decides to make it ''his'', by bulking up and turning himself into a real Man of Steel.
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[[folder:Comicbooks]] [[folder:Comedy]] * In ''Uncanny ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'', following Kitty Pryde's HeroicSacrifice, Colossus, mourning the woman he loved, got a tattoo Addressed by Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Weapons of a heart with the name "Katya" (in the [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic alphabet]]) on his chest. Recently, she got better (but is still out of the action due to uncontrollable powers), so there has been some speculation regarding Kitty's inevitable reaction when she sees Colossus's ink. ** More recent shots of Piotr shirtless and unarmored don't show his tattoo. We never saw it removed; indeed after the arc where he got the tattoo, it was never shown again indicating that it might Self-Destruction'': --> "I have been a henna or otherwise temporary tattoo. *** [[FanWank Maybe his skin can't retain tattoos when changing to his metal form and back?]] * In one story in ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Max gets "a tattoo of a snake eating a rat, with the caption 'Born to watch my snake eat a rat'". He passes out mid-tattoo due to screaming about the needle and complains later that it 'doesn't even look like a snake. It looks like a candy cane', prompting Sam to deliver AnAesop about freedom of the individual and their inalienable right to get questionable body modifications, as long as it's their 'boneheaded choice'. * Subverted in a ''{{Spider-Man}}'' story, in which Peter Parker's then-current girlfriend Carlie Cooper friend who got drunk and considered getting a Green Goblin tattoo. She ended up getting a Spider-Man tattoo instead. [[spoiler: Although that may now be an embarrassing tattoo, seeing as how Carlie just dumped Peter (as of the end of ComicBook/SpiderIsland) for lying to her about his being Spider-Man!]] * ''Realworlds: Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is about Eddie Dial, a hapless nobody who is tricked into getting blind drunk and taken to got a tattoo parlor by in Mandarin; he thought it said 'Golden Warrior' until a Chinese friend said, "No, it says 'ass monkey'." And then he did it again, this time in Sanskrit; he thought it said 'Dawn of Enlightenment' until an Indian friend said, "No, it says 'deliveries on Tuesday'." So he is The Ass Monkey Who Delivers On Tuesday for the neighborhood toughs; he wakes up rest of his life." * Creator/JackDee has done a bit suggesting that most people with a huge Superman symbol on his chest. His life goes on a downward spiral from there, and he soon winds up in prison, where Chinese character tattoos have something that says either "bean fried rice" or "please select one of the tattoo makes him a target. That's when he stops being ashamed of it and decides to make it ''his'', by bulking up and turning himself into a real Man of Steel.tattoos below".

[[folder:Fan Fiction]] * ''MyImmortal'': a tattoo on Draco's arm reveals that he is BiTheWay.
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[[folder:Fan Fiction]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * ''MyImmortal'': In ''Uncanny ComicBook/XMen'', following Kitty Pryde's HeroicSacrifice, Colossus, mourning the woman he loved, got a tattoo of a heart with the name "Katya" (in the [[TheBackwardsR Cyrillic alphabet]]) on Draco's arm reveals his chest. Recently, she got better (but is still out of the action due to uncontrollable powers), so there has been some speculation regarding Kitty's inevitable reaction when she sees Colossus's ink. More recent shots of Piotr shirtless and unarmored don't show his tattoo. We never saw it removed; indeed after the arc where he got the tattoo, it was never shown again indicating that it might have been a henna or otherwise temporary tattoo. * In one story in ''SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'', Max gets "a tattoo of a snake eating a rat, with the caption 'Born to watch my snake eat a rat'". He passes out mid-tattoo due to screaming about the needle and complains later that it 'doesn't even look like a snake. It looks like a candy cane', prompting Sam to deliver AnAesop about freedom of the individual and their inalienable right to get questionable body modifications, as long as it's their 'boneheaded choice'. * Subverted in a ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' story, in which Peter Parker's then-current girlfriend Carlie Cooper got drunk and considered getting a Green Goblin tattoo. She ended up getting a Spider-Man tattoo instead. [[spoiler: Although that may now be an embarrassing tattoo, seeing as how Carlie just dumped Peter (as of the end of ComicBook/SpiderIsland) for lying to her about his being Spider-Man!]] * ''Realworlds: Franchise/{{Superman}}'' is about Eddie Dial, a hapless nobody who is tricked into getting blind drunk and taken to a tattoo parlor by the neighborhood toughs; he is BiTheWay.wakes up with a huge Superman symbol on his chest. His life goes on a downward spiral from there, and he soon winds up in prison, where the tattoo makes him a target. That's when he stops being ashamed of it and decides to make it ''his'', by bulking up and turning himself into a real Man of Steel.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]] * Sally in Creator/{{Disney}} / {{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' gets embarrassed when [=McQueen=] notices the marking on her rear end. She's got a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=california+license+plate California license plate]].
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * Sally Cookie in Creator/{{Disney}} / {{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' gets embarrassed ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' has a large tattoo with the name of a long-past love inside a heart-shape. Because it's so conspicuous, he once declared he won't even consider a date with a girl ''not'' named Rita. In another strip, however, he figured a woman with a slightly different name won't notice anything when [=McQueen=] notices he made an addition to the marking on her rear end. She's tattoo to make it read "[=MargaRita=]." (This was never mentioned again and the change was lost in NegativeContinuity.) * ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'': ** To dissuade Jeremy from getting a tattoo Walt reveals that he got one on his butt during his days in the Peace Corps. He remarks on how tattoos grow along with you and Connie agrees, commenting that "That peace symbol is now the size of a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=california+license+plate California license plate]].stop sign". ** Pierce has a tattoo that he says is the Chinese symbol for integrity. Jeremy informs him that its Cyrillic Russian and says "10c Deposit VT NH MA". * An old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has Opus exchanging personal scandals with his fiancée Lola. She tells him she has two, and that the first one is a tattoo of Dan Fogelberg. He flips out over this, then calms down enough to ask where it is. "That's the other scandal," she replies.

[[folder:Fan Works]] * ''Fanfic/MyImmortal'': a tattoo on Draco's arm reveals that he is BiTheWay. [[/folder]] [[folder:Films -- Animated]] Animation]] * Sally in Creator/{{Disney}} / {{Pixar}}'s Creator/{{Pixar}}'s ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' gets embarrassed when [=McQueen=] notices the marking on her rear end. She's got a [[http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=california+license+plate California license plate]].plate]]. [[/folder]]

--> '''Faith:''' When did ''you'' get ink? --> '''Giles:''' Faith, do you honestly think you're the first person to have stumbled upon the notion of rebellion? Do you think you were the first who ever let an innocent person get hurt because of your own stupidity? [[NotSoDifferent You and I aren't so unalike.]] But those of us who refused to pay the piper during our adolescence have a responsibility to shoulder the most unpleasant costs of adulthood. ** That line from Giles is even more meaningful if you know the (non-canon) origins of Faith's tattoo. Like Giles, it's actually the mark of a demon, in this case the Mark of Kakistos, given to her while being possessed by a dead Greek Slayer.
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--> '''Faith:''' -->'''Faith:''' When did ''you'' get ink? --> ink?\\ '''Giles:''' Faith, do you honestly think you're the first person to have stumbled upon the notion of rebellion? Do you think you were the first who ever let an innocent person get hurt because of your own stupidity? [[NotSoDifferent You and I aren't so unalike.]] But those of us who refused to pay the piper during our adolescence have a responsibility to shoulder the most unpleasant costs of adulthood. ** That ::That line from Giles is even more meaningful if you know the (non-canon) origins of Faith's tattoo. Like Giles, it's actually the mark of a demon, in this case the Mark of Kakistos, given to her while being possessed by a dead Greek Slayer.

[[folder:Machinima]] * In a ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' short, Grif and Church debate the merits and drawbacks of tattoos, one of Church's points being that whatever you get a tattoo of, you will be ashamed of in ten years time. [[/folder]]

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * Cookie in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' has a large tattoo with the name of a long-past love inside a heart-shape. Because it's so conspicuous, he once declared he won't even consider a date with a girl ''not'' named Rita. In another strip, however, he figured a woman with a slightly different name won't notice anything when he made an addition to the tattoo to make it read "[=MargaRita=]." (This was never mentioned again and the change was lost in NegativeContinuity.) * In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', to dissuade Jeremy from getting a tattoo Walt reveals that he got one on his butt during his days in the Peace Corps. He remarks on how tattoos grow along with you and Connie agrees, commenting that "That peace symbol is now the size of a stop sign". ** Pierce has a tattoo that he says is the Chinese symbol for integrity. Jeremy informs him that its Cyrillic Russian and says "10c Deposit VT NH MA". * An old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has Opus exchanging personal scandals with his fiancée Lola. She tells him she has two, and that the first one is a tattoo of Dan Fogelberg. He flips out over this, then calms down enough to ask where it is. "That's the other scandal," she replies.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * Cookie in ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'' has a large tattoo with One of the name risks of buying used morphs in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. In the core rulebook's introductory fiction the protagonist finds a particularly rude [[AnimatedTattoo animated nanotat]] of an entire Slitheroid entering the genitals of a long-past love inside a heart-shape. Because it's so conspicuous, he once declared he won't even consider a date with a girl ''not'' named Rita. In another strip, however, he figured a woman with a slightly different name won't notice anything when he made an addition to the tattoo to make it read "[=MargaRita=]." (This was never mentioned again and the change was lost in NegativeContinuity.) Pleasure Pod, on their new body's right bicep. * In ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', to dissuade Jeremy from getting a tattoo Walt reveals that he got one on his butt during his days in ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' the Peace Corps. He remarks on how "New Look" surgery permanently alters your pigmentation (since tattoos grow along don't work too well with [[PettingZooPeople fur or feathers]]) and gives you and Connie agrees, commenting a social bonus with groups that "That peace symbol is now find the size of a stop sign". ** Pierce has a tattoo that he says is the Chinese symbol for integrity. Jeremy informs him that its Cyrillic Russian new pattern attractive or endearing, and says "10c Deposit VT NH MA". * An old ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' strip has Opus exchanging personal scandals a penalty with his fiancée Lola. She tells him she has two, and that just about everyone else. Mutants who naturally have unusual patterns are frequently subject to FantasticRacism due to the first one is a tattoo of Dan Fogelberg. He flips out over this, then calms down enough to ask where it is. "That's the other scandal," she replies.surgery's association with rebellious kids.

[[folder:Podcasts]] * Storm Blackfire (a character in the ''Jade Regent'' Actual Play podcast series from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}}) is a half-elf [[BarbarianHero barbarian]] and combat expert. She's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance on very good terms]] with her childhood friend, Sandru. At one point, she [[PowerUp acquired]] a magical [[EmbarrassingTattoo glow-in-the-dark butterfly tattoo on a certain part of her body]], which is difficult for her to conceal under her... [[ChainmailBikini usual attire]]. Luckily, her magical sword [[ExposedToTheElements imbues her with cold-resistance]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]] * Addressed by Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Weapons of Self-Destruction'': --> "I have a friend who got drunk and got a tattoo in Mandarin; he thought it said 'Golden Warrior' until a Chinese friend said, "No, it says 'ass monkey'." And then he did it again, this time in Sanskrit; he thought it said 'Dawn of Enlightenment' until an Indian friend said, "No, it says 'deliveries on Tuesday'." So he is The Ass Monkey Who Delivers On Tuesday for the rest of his life." * JackDee has done a bit suggesting that most people with Chinese character tattoos have something that says either "bean fried rice" or "please select one of the tattoos below".
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[[folder:Podcasts]] [[folder:Video Games]] * Storm Blackfire (a In ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Danger By Design]]'', a fashion-designer who wears a mask throughout the game turns out to have been hiding a stupid-looking tattoo of an alien's face on her cheek. * Carver, younger brother of the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' PlayerCharacter, has a tattoo of a warhound which he got when he was in the army. He claims he can make it ''bark''. [[{{Squick}} No one is interested in having his claim proven]]. * Ex TattooedCrook, [[TheAtoner now]] local LovableRogue Gaius from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has what's all but stated to be a tattoo acquired in prison. He covers it with ConspicuousGloves and/or a black band, and is VERY upset when [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] catches a glimpse of it. * In ''FateExtra'', each character has an abstract mark somewhere on their body that indicates their participation in the ''Jade Regent'' Actual Play podcast series War and allows them to access powerful wish abilities. One {{NPC}} asks your character where yours is, expresses envy that it's on your hand, and admits to you that his is a tramp stamp. * Klaus Kreutz from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}}) is ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has a half-elf [[BarbarianHero barbarian]] and combat expert. She's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance tattoo of the swastika on his arm from before he joined the Kreisau Circle, causing a brief scuffle with BJ when they first meet. While he admits that he would like it removed, he wants that moment to be just as important as when he first got it in the first place. * [[WhatDidIDoLastNight A sidequest]] in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' will lead to Geralt getting a very good terms]] with her childhood friend, Sandru. At one point, she [[PowerUp acquired]] a magical [[EmbarrassingTattoo glow-in-the-dark butterfly risque tattoo on a certain part the side of her body]], which is difficult for her his throat in full view. Unless you take specific steps to conceal under her... [[ChainmailBikini usual attire]]. Luckily, her magical sword [[ExposedToTheElements imbues her with cold-resistance]]. [[/folder]] [[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]] * Addressed by Creator/RobinWilliams in ''Weapons of Self-Destruction'': --> "I have a friend who got drunk and got a remove it the tattoo in Mandarin; he thought it said 'Golden Warrior' until a Chinese friend said, "No, it says 'ass monkey'." And then he did it again, this time in Sanskrit; he thought it said 'Dawn of Enlightenment' until an Indian friend said, "No, it says 'deliveries will stay on Tuesday'." So he is The Ass Monkey Who Delivers On Tuesday for the rest of his life." * JackDee has done a bit suggesting that most people with Chinese character tattoos have something that says either "bean fried rice" or "please select one of the tattoos below".game and the sequel if you import the save.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]] * One of the risks of buying used morphs in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. In the core rulebook's introductory fiction the protagonist finds a particularly rude [[AnimatedTattoo animated nanotat]] of an entire Slitheroid entering the genitals of a Pleasure Pod, on their new body's right bicep. * In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' the "New Look" surgery permanently alters your pigmentation (since tattoos don't work too well with [[PettingZooPeople fur or feathers]]) and gives you a social bonus with groups that find the new pattern attractive or endearing, and a penalty with just about everyone else. Mutants who naturally have unusual patterns are frequently subject to FantasticRacism due to the surgery's association with rebellious kids.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]] * One of the risks of buying used morphs in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase''. In the core rulebook's introductory fiction the protagonist finds a particularly rude [[AnimatedTattoo animated nanotat]] of an entire Slitheroid entering the genitals of a Pleasure Pod, on their new body's right bicep. [[folder:Web Animation]] * In ''TabletopGame/HcSvntDracones'' a ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' short, Grif and Church debate the "New Look" surgery permanently alters your pigmentation (since tattoos don't work too well with [[PettingZooPeople fur or feathers]]) merits and gives you a social bonus with groups drawbacks of tattoos, one of Church's points being that find the new pattern attractive or endearing, and whatever you get a penalty with just about everyone else. Mutants who naturally have unusual patterns are frequently subject to FantasticRacism due to the surgery's association with rebellious kids. tattoo of, you will be ashamed of in ten years time.

[[folder:Videogames]] * In ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Danger By Design]]'', a fashion-designer who wears a mask throughout the game turns out to have been hiding a stupid-looking tattoo of an alien's face on her cheek. * Carver, younger brother of the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' PlayerCharacter, has a tattoo of a warhound which he got when he was in the army. He claims he can make it ''bark''. [[{{Squick}} No one is interested in having his claim proven]]. * Ex TattooedCrook, [[TheAtoner now]] local LovableRogue Gaius from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has what's all but stated to be a tattoo acquired in prison. He covers it with ConspicuousGloves and/or a black band, and is VERY upset when [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] catches a glimpse of it. * In ''FateExtra'', each character has an abstract mark somewhere on their body that indicates their participation in the War and allows them to access powerful wish abilities. One {{NPC}} asks your character where yours is, expresses envy that it's on your hand, and admits to you that his is a tramp stamp. * Klaus Kreutz from ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has a tattoo of the swastika on his arm from before he joined the Kreisau Circle, causing a brief scuffle with BJ when they first meet. While he admits that he would like it removed, he wants that moment to be just as important as when he first got it in the first place. * [[WhatDidIDoLastNight A sidequest]] in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' will lead to Geralt getting a very risque tattoo on the side of his throat in full view. Unless you take specific steps to remove it the tattoo will stay on for the rest of the game and the sequel if you import the save. [[/folder]] [[folder:Webcomics]]
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[[folder:Videogames]] * In ''[[VideoGame/NancyDrew Danger By Design]]'', a fashion-designer who wears a mask throughout the game turns out to have been hiding a stupid-looking tattoo of an alien's face on her cheek. * Carver, younger brother of the ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' PlayerCharacter, has a tattoo of a warhound which he got when he was in the army. He claims he can make it ''bark''. [[{{Squick}} No one is interested in having his claim proven]]. * Ex TattooedCrook, [[TheAtoner now]] local LovableRogue Gaius from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has what's all but stated to be a tattoo acquired in prison. He covers it with ConspicuousGloves and/or a black band, and is VERY upset when [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] catches a glimpse of it. * In ''FateExtra'', each character has an abstract mark somewhere on their body that indicates their participation in the War and allows them to access powerful wish abilities. One {{NPC}} asks your character where yours is, expresses envy that it's on your hand, and admits to you that his is a tramp stamp. * Klaus Kreutz from ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' has a tattoo of the swastika on his arm from before he joined the Kreisau Circle, causing a brief scuffle with BJ when they first meet. While he admits that he would like it removed, he wants that moment to be just as important as when he first got it in the first place. * [[WhatDidIDoLastNight A sidequest]] in ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' will lead to Geralt getting a very risque tattoo on the side of his throat in full view. Unless you take specific steps to remove it the tattoo will stay on for the rest of the game and the sequel if you import the save. [[/folder]] [[folder:Webcomics]][[folder:Web Comics]]

* In ''Webcomic/AlienLovesPredator'', Abe requests a tattoo of a "Chinese character". When the tattooist asks him which one, Abe says [[TooDumbToLive it doesn't matter since he won't be able to read it anyway]]. So the tattooist draws...[[AmericanIdol William Hung's]] face. -->'''Tattooist''': You said "[[ExactWords any Chinese character]]". -->'''Abe''': William Hung is NOT a Chinese character! He is a Chinese disgrace!
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* In ''Webcomic/AlienLovesPredator'', Abe requests a tattoo of a "Chinese character". When the tattooist asks him which one, Abe says [[TooDumbToLive it doesn't matter since he won't be able to read it anyway]]. So the tattooist draws...[[AmericanIdol [[Series/AmericanIdol William Hung's]] face. -->'''Tattooist''': -->'''Tattooist:''' You said "[[ExactWords any Chinese character]]". -->'''Abe''': character]]".\\ '''Abe:''' William Hung is NOT a Chinese character! He is a Chinese disgrace!

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[[folder:Web Originals]]Original]] * Storm Blackfire (a character in the ''Jade Regent'' Actual Play podcast series from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}}) is a half-elf [[BarbarianHero barbarian]] and combat expert. She's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance on very good terms]] with her childhood friend, Sandru. At one point, she [[PowerUp acquired]] a magical [[EmbarrassingTattoo glow-in-the-dark butterfly tattoo on a certain part of her body]], which is difficult for her to conceal under her... [[ChainmailBikini usual attire]]. Luckily, her magical sword [[ExposedToTheElements imbues her with cold-resistance]].

* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[FunnyAnimal Brian's]] fur falls out from the chemicals in the water, revealing that he supposedly has a {{Ziggy}} tattoo. He then embarrassingly admits that he used to like Ziggy.
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', [[FunnyAnimal Brian's]] fur falls out from the chemicals in the water, revealing that he supposedly has a {{Ziggy}} ComicStrip/{{Ziggy}} tattoo. He then embarrassingly admits that he used to like Ziggy.
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** As does the tattoo on Riza Hawkeye's back, which may have been put there against her will.
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** As does the tattoo on Riza Hawkeye's back, which may have been put there against her will.will [[spoiler:by her own father, no less]].
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