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Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Abstract Art of Hebrew Tattoo

Today we have something... different:


Where is the bad Hebrew tattoo, you ask? What's the deal with this piece of abstract expressionism, you say?

This is our Hebrew tattoo. Yes really!

In fact, this tattoo that was supposed to say "Love" in Hebrew. It seems that the artist got somewhat carried away with tweaking the script, rendering the letters totally irrecognizable. Ugly, too.

Unless you really know what you're looking for, this tattoo is for all intents and purposes just a random collection of lines.

Now, this is how a sane person writes "Love" (pronounced "Ahava" in Hebrew):


Do you see the resemblance now? No? Here's a visual aid.

Take a few minutes, squint, turn your head this way and that way, it'll come to you eventually. Maybe.


By the way, in Hebrew, you're not supposed to cut a word in half either!

6 comments:

  1. love it.. nice post, i wish i could understand hebrew.. heheee

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  2. My god... that.. that is *special*. The letters are completely unrecognisable! Terrible, terrible...

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  3. Hmm, they might have. Still, in the tattoo the word was stylized to death.

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  4. the "artist" responsible for this just tried to advertise himself on my website's facebook fan page... that's where this thing was taken from:
    http://www.script-sign.com/pressebook/calligraphie.php#album=6/photo=479

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  5. As a native Hebrew speaker: I've seen this kind of writing in some places. Except the BET, all the letters look like they should. In case he was 'free-styling' it's not that bad.
    Ugly or not, that's another thing :)

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