if you are going to get a chinese or japanese character tattooed on you, have a friend
that is fluent in speaking and writing the language translate it for you and take it to the tattoo parlor otherwise you are going to get some half-ass translation. i also know it's common that yes, there are places that will have completely different things tattooed on people that are insulting. an example is a girl that had "whore" tattooed on her neck and everyone that understood it laughed as she walked by. dont get shit tattooed on you unless you know
it's properly translated. also, characters can have multiple meanings due to context (much like english) so be sure to get something definate.
"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."