As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. 

TODAY

Monday, December 9

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Merge

Kanji, Japanese caligraphic symbols, are increasingly popular for tattoos, typically among people who can't read them. The Tribune recently took a look at the kanji tattooed on six people and had a researcher at the Japanese consulate translate them. Their owners would not be pleased. [via signal vs. noise] (Interestingly, this same article appeared a year ago in Columbia College's Echo magazine.)

 
GB store

Archives

GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15