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    randomusername said on 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 (, 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.

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    lawgeek said on 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.

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    mcampbell said on 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.

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    tteugeo said on May 2, 2013

    It says Park No-Shik upside down.

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    keydesu said on April 9, 2013

    my korean friend laughed and said it is upside down so............

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    nla2tla said on April 8, 2013

    Ive had korean women tell me its correct, so perhaps its not.

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    chaosmyth said on April 8, 2013

    yup that's upside down....

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    keydesu said on April 8, 2013

    HAHA your tattoo is definitely upside down, i study korean & japanese so trust me omg fail i feel sorry for u ;;

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    nla2tla said on March 25, 2013

    Nope. Its korean. In japanese it would be upside down.

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    happymess said on August 20, 2012

    Hey. Hey buddy. I think your tattoo is upside down.

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