Tian offers the blog Hanzi Smatter as a public service to people who have Chinese characters tattooed on their bodies, but aren’t sure what they mean. Email him a picture, and he’ll translate it for you. The picture below was sent along with this note:
I just stumbled across your blog and thought that you could assist me in verifying the meaning of my tattoo. I did them myself late one night a couple years back while apprenticing at a tattoo parlor.
Tian says that the characters mean “bitter idiot”.