In most cases, no. On the bodies of foreigners, we often get more amused than offended, mostly because the person doesn’t actually understand what the tattoo says— they just got a tattoo of something that looked cool. … I’ve also seen kanji tattoos that were written incorrectly.
Likewise, people ask, what is the kanji for hate?
? means ‘hate‘
Similarly one may ask, are lotus tattoos disrespectful?
The lotus is one of the more common tattoos done by every nationality and religion. So long as a tattoo is not meant disrespectfully, and you honor the meaning behind it, if there is one, cultural appropriation shouldn’t even enter into it.
Are Polynesian tattoos offensive?
DO POLYNESIAN PEOPLE CONSIDER DISRESPECTFUL IF OTHERS GET A POLYNESIAN TATTOO? No, and yes. It depends on how you approach Polynesian art and, ultimately, culture. Plain copying someone else’s tattoo is always disrespectful, because you are stealing their own story.
Don’t let an especially prominent tattoo upstage your appearance as a professional. “It’s fine to be an individual, but anything that’s going to separate you isn’t necessarily a plus,” says Viscusi, who also hosts a syndicated radio show on workplace issues.
As a matter of fact, Japanese culture is centered on respect of privacy and respect of hierarchy in the family. … In everyday life, people treat and talk to strangers with such a big level of respect that one might think that it’s impossible to make friends from strangers.