Ai is the Chinese word for love. The character consits of different symbols which together mean "to love people through your actions and with all your heart". I got this tattooed on my shoulder a week ago. I have been longing for it since 2008, but didn't have the guts to actually have it done. But this year is very different. There have been some big changes in my life, and for the last month I have been literally craving for this tattoo. And now I am happy. Every time I look at it I get even happier. It is in some way a symbol of happiness for me. It marks this period in my life when I learn to be happy. Happy no matter what. Happy to live and to experience life. So here is my advice to you: ai!