Chinese tattoos began in China to distinguish different social classes or tribes. The Chinese use a calligraphy style to spell out words such as courageous or strong. The only problem is that it’s difficult to find a tattoo artist who knows how to write Chinese, and the tiniest mistake can change the meaning of a tattoo. The internet is full of such fails. Simply Googling the translation of a word isn’t going to guarantee the meaning, and often people don’t find out what their tattoo really says until it’s too late.
People who have Chinese tattoos account for one of the highest percentages of cover up and tattoo removal clients. Since these tattoos are usually done in black ink, and black ink responds best to the laser, they will typically fade faster than most others. Also, Chinese tattoos are often small, so each treatment can be performed fairly quickly.