Friday, October 1, 2010

Mystery Hebrew Tummy Tattoo

Faces have been concealed on this bad Hebrew tattoo to protect victim identity:


As you can see, it is an elaborate body tattoo, in it's center some large Hebrew lettering that gloriously spells out... Moa. What's a Moa? Your guess is as good as mine.

20 comments:

  1. Perhaps It's supposed to say OM.....

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  2. Possible!

    But did he mean Om like the yoga sound, or Om like a nut (the kind you screw on bolts)?

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  3. maybe it's supposed to be MO, as in MO BEER, BRO!

    Or maybe MOO, as in I LIKE STEAK; I'M ON A MUSCLE-BUILDING HIGH PROTEIN DIET?

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  4. a moa is an extinct NZ native bird - somehow i don't think that's what he wanted...

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  5. Maybe it's supposed to be אומץ, and we can't see the ץ in this photo.

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  6. Really hoping those are someone's initials, because the ink is otherwise pretty good.

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  7. Perhaps a name (or nick name)? Moa is a name in Sweden at least...

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  8. a moa is an extinct bird. it was huge.

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  9. I'm going with an Acronym, as opposed to a word.

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  10. Maybe he mixed up Mem with Nun, and thought it was "Noah", although of course Noah is not Hebrew at all but an English translation for the Hebrew name "Noach".

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  11. Maybe it's supposed to say Mia and he swapped the yud for a vav.

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  12. It looks like אור ("OR") upside down

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    1. That's what I was going to say

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  13. As an Israeli and a jew, I can tell that it is very common to make a tattoo which contains some random combination of the hebrew alphabet, as many Kabalist merchandise is sold with some explanations that this or other combination is good for xxx... and protects from yyy... and so forth.

    and yes, this Mem Vav Alef - is one of them. if it works or not - it is not for us to decide.

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  14. Maybe we see only the middle part of the name Samuel שמואל in Hebrew.

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  15. Guys, easy! The guy covered the last letter with his hand, which is a resh! The word is Mu'ar, meaning 'enlightened', 'illuminated'. Can't you tell that the frame doesn't end right after the aleph???
    hahaha. he got ya.

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  16. Hi i want to get tattoo of the psalm 23 "The Lord is my Shepherd" i used different kind of translators and everytime it translates differently. can you please help me so i dont do a big mistake. i would really appreciate it thanks.

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  17. I thought it was just the English word "nil", as in "nothing".

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  18. It very possibly says the name "Shmuel" שמואל.
    The last letter, lamed, is partially blocked by his hand, but you can see its top. The first letter, shin, is blocked by the woman and the angle of the photo.

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