Dictionary Tattoo is a Painful Commitment

6:00 AM Anis Widayanti 0 Comments

I've warned once or twice about using a dictionary for your Hebrew tattoo, but do people ever listen? To further drive the point in, I proudly present: Dictionary Guy.


The guy wanted his Hebrew tattoo to say "Love, Commitment, Pain" and looked the words up in a dictionary. He was probably surprised when it turned out to be such a long tattoo.

Well, the length should have been a clue. This tattoo has all the possible synonyms of the selected words. It also features creative punctuation and total misunderstanding of the letter Yod. Overall, this Hebrew tattoo is a big, huge, painful mess.

On the right is Commitment. It's written bottom-to-top (nice touch!) and reads:
Commitment; Obligation

In the middle is Love, and yes it says all that:
Love; Beloved; Cute; Buddy; Zero (in tennis)

On the left is Pain:
To hurt someone; Pains me


This is how you actually write "Love, Commitment, Pain" in Hebrew. Short and sweet.


I've written the words with commas between, as it makes much more sense than reading it as a sentence.

Want to learn Hebrew and avoid this kind of blunder? Here are some books:
Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew
Hebrew for Dummies

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