Shabbat Special: The "Not Hebrew" Tattoos

10:33 AM Anis Widayanti 0 Comments

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Today we will explore a very disturbing way in which Hebrew tattoos can (and do) go wrong. The "Not Hebrew" usually happens when a greedy so-called Tattoo Artist is willing to do anything for a quick buck, even compose a tattoo in a foreign language he doesn't know at all.

Check out the following masterpiece for example. The victim is sure he's walking around with his loved one's name in Hebrew on his arm...


Of course, this is not Hebrew at all. It looks a little bit like Arabic, but it is so sloppy looking that I'm willing to bet it's not real Arabic either.


Now this girl, she's sure her arm spells out some kind of prayer in Hebrew...


The letters of this tattoo do look a little bit like Hebrew, but not close enough! Is this even a real language? I never seen anything like it before...


And the last one, this guy thinks his arm has the word "Strength" in Hebrew...


The tattoo of course, spells no such thing. Not in Hebrew at least. This actually looks like Sanskrit to me. I wouldn't hold my breath for correctness, though.

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