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Rock 'n' Roll

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A man with Hebrew letters that read "Rock 'n' Roll" on his neck looks at the electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday. Most Asian stocks slipped Monday on remarks from the U.S. Federal Reserve late last week that the case has strengthened for raising interest rates, but the Tokyo market was an exception and gained on prospects for a strong dollar.

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Debucho

Faulty reasoning. I know many people who still enjoy reading newspapers (I'm one of them). It has nothing to do with whether or not they embrace technology.

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Might seem like a rad idea when you are 19, but....

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In Hebrew?

Why not? That's pretty much what Asian people are thinking when they see westerners tattooing themselves with Chinese characters. Personally, I would have gone with Linear B script.

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This photographer needs to find a new location instead of these electronic stock graph boards always on the background.

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Funny how people are quick to judge others with tattoos... Then the same people will complain about the tattoo ban in Japan. Let people be whoever they want to be, especially in Japan it's tough enough like this with their standardized culture where they hammer down the nail that sticks out.

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@ Debucho - I'm agree with Brainiac on this one, that your logic stating people who read newspapers don't embrace technology (maybe some don't). I can cite myself as an example. I have 2 PCs (one of them touch screen), an iPad, an iPhone, and an android phone. I have also had 4 different models of Kindle e-reader, but sometimes I like to read a paperback novel on my long train commute. Does that mean I don't embrace technology?

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"I am involved in personnel and I can tell you I have only two rules: 1) never hire anyone who reads a newspaper because they show they can not embrace technology"

Wow, the geeks are infiltrating HR departments. Would I need to turn up for a job interview in an unfashionable suit?

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That will look good during a job interview...

What if this guy a rock musician, a music producer, a tattoo artist, a graphic designer, a dancer or even a banker, a doctor, a teacher for a ll I know (by the way are those profession more respectable?) . Judging a book by its cover is ridiculous. Tattoo above the neck could also demonstrate self-confidence and creativity which tons of jobs require.

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Forget the Hebrew. What was he thinking in getting the lips tattooed on his neck?

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What was he thinking in getting ANYTHING tattooed on his neck?

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This picture is like Abenomics, showing something to divert you from the main point of interest.....

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In Hebrew?

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Kakukakushikajika, you have got it right.

To some of the 'recruitment' comments I must say, if he is a rocker for life, I dare say the last place you would find him is applying for a job as an office drone.

But it is a kind of nothing photo...guy looks at window.

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Either the photo is reversed or this man is wearing a tattoo with the words 'Rock and Roll' in Hebrew that is reversed. I think the chances are 50/50 for either.

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@Jim

Yet you try it without the shirt and pants and you don't get a word of appreciation....

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@luca

I'm in my forties. I wouldn't expect nor deserve one.

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This is a guy who is going places in Japan. I look forward to seeing him achieve great things.

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If this kid has any trouble getting a job 5 years from now it will likely be because of small-minded people and not because he did something wrong by having someone draw on his skin. Don't get it twisted.

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A father any child would be proud to be seen outside with.

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Um, Rock and Roll does not translate into Hebrew. And the letters are reversed. Mirror shot?

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The words 'Rock and Roll' in the tattoo are not translated into Hebrew. They have been transliterated into Hebrew.

Do you mean like ロックアンドロール vs. 石と回?

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He needs a tear drop tattoo on his cheek and a barb wire tattoo on his arm.

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@Stewie

Yep. It's pretty sad. It's a lack of imagination more than anything else. Some people can't see a way of making a living outside of sitting in an office in shirt and pants.

Thank goodness everyone isn't like that.

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you be you, bo. too many japanese people afraid to be individuals I like this. on the other hand, life gonna b tough when ur 45 and 65 years old...

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He's right, I often see older executive types reading newspapers on the train

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My guess is they will wash off, fade out over a moth or so :)

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If "stocks slipped" then the graph is correct and the Hebrew reversed. Embarrassing!

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For all those mentioning maybe he cant get a job etc. I have a neck tattoo and part of it was to insure i did not have to wear a suit for a living! It worked.

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Just curious black sabbath, since Jewish is a religion and not a race, if they are not practicing the Jewish religion, are they still considered Jews?

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Generic hipster. Gets tattoo cause famous footballer has one like it...

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Ugh, unfortunately, seeing more and more of these types of tattoos on people in public.

Don't think too highly of tattoos in the first place, sorry, but on the face and neck and hands?

Come on people!

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Um, Rock and Roll does not translate into Hebrew.

The words 'Rock and Roll' in the tattoo are not translated into Hebrew. They have been transliterated into Hebrew.

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Do you mean like ロックアンドロール vs. 石と回?

Yes, exactly. It is an appoximation of the pronunciation in the letter system of the target language, in this case Hebrew from English.

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No comment about the "666" there also? That will look good during a job interview...

"Tell us something about yourself"..."Well, I like rock n roll, tattoos, and oh yeah I worship satan"

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Faulty reasoning. I know many people who still enjoy reading newspapers (I'm one of them). It has nothing to do with whether or not they embrace technology.

Sorry, it does.

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I am involved in personnel and I can tell you I have only two rules: 1) never hire anyone who reads a newspaper because they show they can not embrace technology 2) never hire anyone with tattoos above the neck because it shows they have bad judgement

That being said, it takes a lot of courage so good on him. As long as I don't have to deal with him.

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