Sunday, November 28, 2010

Her Name was Lost in Rotation

When I first saw this tattoo, I thought it wasn't Hebrew writing at all. It looks like some weird script, Martian maybe?


The victim claims this Hebrew-like doodle to be her name, and on closer inspection I realized that it really was. It just so happened that when trying to render her tattoo vertically, some letters were rotated and some were not, creating this very strange result.

I never had to draw this particular chart before:


In any case, the Hebrew tattoo most likely says "Ebony Eve". Most likely, since aside from being mis-rotated, it's also slightly misspelled. So if you have another interpretation of this name, I'd love to hear it!


And this is how you would correctly write "Ebony Eve" in Hebrew. Ebony on the right, Eve is on the left.


My suggestion, when it comes to words which have letters of different height, is not to rotate it letter by letter. It just doesn't look nice.

Want your Hebrew tattoo to be vertical? Just turn the whole thing 90 degrees counter-clockwise. Like this:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

There's Some Gibberish on your Foot

I've stumbled on some fresh bad Hebrew ink today, and here it is for your viewing pleasure:


Two feet. Two girls. Two unknown Hebrew somethings.

This Hebrew tattoo begins with a Mem Sofit (a letter that only goes at the end of a word) which immediately renders it incorrect. The rest of it seems to be random letters.

Ideas, anyone?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Deathly Hate of Love

Misspelling your Hebrew tattoo can lead to funny results, as we've seen before with semolina boys, the egg girl and several others. This tattoo is no exception:


Today's victim was going for a poetic message: "Loyalty before love" tattooed in Hebrew. But something went wrong with the translation of the word loyalty; It didn't come out quite right... and so the message turned into a completely readable "I'll die before love".

Oh well, at least this one didn't seem to hold love in high regard anyway...


If "Loyalty before love" is your thing, this is how it's correctly translates into the Hebrew language:

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