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November 29, 2013
Sounds like someone is in denial...
That tattoo is definitely upside down and is the name of a Korean actor, as someone already linked. His Wikipedia entry has his name in Korean (hangul) on the side of the entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_No-sik), which matches your upside down tattoo. I'm Korean, by the way, but since there is no way for me to verify that, I'd advise that you take a look at the Wikipedia link to see for yourself.
If Korean women are supposedly telling you that it's correct, they are lying because they are trying not to embarrass you and save you from shame, which is a big deal in Korean culture. Do your research and people will respect you for admitting to a foolish mistake, rather than stubbornly insisting on the accuracy of a tattoo of a language that you clearly do not understand.
October 6, 2013
It is upside down. Korean characters, unlike Japanese or Chinese, are phonetic. They are composed of 2 or 3 parts that represent vowels or consonants. They *must* start with a consonant. If the word is pronounced beginning with a vowel sound, then it begins with a 'placeholder' consonant that is not pronounced; it looks a bit like "O".
The top cannot be correct Korean, as it is oriented, as it begins with a vowel. Ditto for the second one. There would be no way to pronounce these. The bottom does begin with a consonant, but it is laid out wrong, since the vowel is placed under the initial consonant instead of to the right of it.
The Korean lady that told you it was correct was either looking at it upside-down or trying to spare your feelings.
"In Japanese it would be upside down." No. Japanese uses a different alphabet than Korean. In Japanese, it would be a random assortment on lines that have no meaning and no pronunciation. Just as it is in English.
September 10, 2013
So...what exactly were you told that this means?
It's quite obviously upside down Korean script. Appears to be a name, "Bak No-Shik"
Anyway, the tattoo artist did an amazing job...unfortunate that it's upside down.
May 2, 2013
It says Park No-Shik upside down.
April 9, 2013
my korean friend laughed and said it is upside down so............
April 8, 2013
Ive had korean women tell me its correct, so perhaps its not.
April 8, 2013
yup that's upside down....
April 8, 2013
HAHA your tattoo is definitely upside down, i study korean & japanese so trust me omg fail i feel sorry for u ;;
March 25, 2013
Nope. Its korean. In japanese it would be upside down.
August 20, 2012
Hey. Hey buddy. I think your tattoo is upside down.
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