Tattoo artist Bang Bang said he inked the "Good Girl Gone Bad" star's tattoo based on a necklace pattern and doubts the spelling error would be of major consequence, the New York Post said Sunday.
"It's copied off of a necklace that she got from somebody important to her," he said, "so I doubt she'd care (if it was spelled correctly)."
Richard Gunde, assistant director at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles, said tattoo errors can be found on other celebrities as well.
Gunde said singer Justin Timberlake has a Chinese character tattoo that means "song" while also representing the words "bent" and "wrong."
Singer Britney Spears meanwhile has Chinese characters inside a flower tattoo that she intended to mean "mysterious," when they actual represent "strange," Gunde told the Post.
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