The Chinese language symbol for "strength" is number two on the list of most popular Chinese symbol tattoos as of 2014. Chinese language tattoos became popularized in 2009 after many professional athletes started to wear them. Pop stars and actors have also chosen Chinese language tattoos in recent years.
Chinese people rarely get tattoos of Chinese language symbols; they are only popular among Westerners. Westerners are warned to research the meaning of their chosen tattoo thoroughly before getting one. Many of the National Basketball Association players are sporting Chinese language tattoos that do not say what the owner thought the symbols meant.