In the world of bad tattoos, there's something particularly cringe-worthy about people who get a word tattooed on their body in another language, only to find out that their tattoo doesn't mean what they thought.
Remember when Ariana Grande thought her tattoo said "seven rings," but it said "barbecue grill"? It's like that.
A man whose friend got a mistranslated tattoo has taken to Reddit to ask if he was the bad guy for "letting" said friend get the ink. The language in question is Irish, and the mistranslation may be enough to detonate this friendship.
I was born and raised in Ireland. While Irish Gaelic is sadly dying out, my grandparents spoke it fluently and taught it to my mother, so I, along with my brother, was raised bilingual and can speak both English and Irish. I moved to England about 2 years ago now.