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is this really japanese or what?!.....

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Michael-in-Japanese.jpg
 

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srry im trying to decipher if this in in fact Japanese as to me the characters seem more Chinese than Japanese!
 

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In Japanese you do not generally write western names in kanji. You can try, but nobody would recognise that as "Michael". It would be katakana: マイケル or ミカエル (depending how you pronounce it).

Writing foreign names with kanji/hanzi is done in Chinese, and 迈克尔 seems to be used in Chinese to represent Michael (source: wikipedia)

I would suggest you don't trust random tattoo websites, generally. I've seen some right howlers. (best: "Diva in Japanese" written as literally "female opera singer").
 
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