Saturday, October 17, 2009

Washed Sin; Permanent Tattoo

When getting a Hebrew tattoo, why bother with grammar? Just take some verbs and nouns, ink them on. What can possibly go wrong?

Well, this might:


The tattoo says "Loved, Washed Sin", in Hebrew. I think it's Catholic code for "Slept around, went to confession, now forgiven!"

It's a shame he put nikkud (vowels) on some of the words, fixing them to a single meaning, otherwise it could also be read as "Love! Wash! Sin!" or "Loved, Washed, Sinned".

I suppose he wanted something along the lines of "Love Washes Away Sin", but it doesn't sound quite right to me in English, not to mention Hebrew, so I won't translate it for now.

If you believe you know what he meant, or have a nice sounding expression about love, sin and the act of washing, do tell!

5 comments:

  1. Actually, it can also be read as a command to "Lowe, wash, sanitize", which is how I read it...

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  2. But it's in the past form, so it is:
    Loved, Washed, Sanitized

    (-:

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  3. no no no, you got it all wrong.
    these are instructions on how to deal with wounds like a man.
    first, don't cry like a girl - love your wounds.
    but then you'd better wash them.
    and lastly - disinfect them!

    the guy in the picture just wants us all to know that he loved, washed and then disinfected.

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  4. Yep, disinfecting your love wounds is always wise.

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  5. it also can be read as a mispelled "share"..

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