Blog Posts - Mangled Meaning



When A Dictionary Leaves Its Mark on You

This little gem was sent in by Amit, and is just too good to pass. As the story goes, this girl wanted to write "I love XXX" (boyfriend's name) in Hebrew and tried to accomplish the task using Babylon translation software. Well, if you read this si...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Apr 7, 2013

The Daddygirl Has No Need For Grammar

Today we have a Hebrew tattoo of something unusual, the Daddygirl. I guess Daddygirls happen when men who have children undergo sex transformation? Well, here's one of these rare creatures, boasting her trans-gendered fatherly pr...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Dec 1, 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...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 6, 2010

Two Letters Short of a Sentence

Today's victim went for a famous quote by Friedrich Nietzsche, for his Hebrew tattoo: "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger". He miscalculated just a little bit: I don't know what happened here, maybe this victim didn't have enough m...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 30, 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 min...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Sep 30, 2010

Hebrew Inked Celebs: Doda Elektroda

Today's tattoo was sent to us by Dariusz from Poland, who spotted this prime example of bad Hebrew tattoo on the Polish pop singer Doda Elektroda. As you can see, Doda and her husband Radek got matching Hebrew tattoos. Radek's tattoo correctly say...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Sep 23, 2010

Your Love is an Insult

Today's victim was apparently going for "True Love" in Hebrew, but didn't quite get there. Something was lost in translation, and she ended up with this: This lovely Hebrew tattoo, found and sent in by Ian, does not say "True Love", it doesn't ment...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Aug 16, 2010

Who Saved You? And Where?

Remember the Girl for Free? Today's tattoo, while not quite as horrible, is right up that alley.This guy went for double trouble. On the left was supposed to be "Saved by Grace", while on the right "John 3:16" in Hebrew. I can tell you right away tha...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Jul 29, 2010

Dictionary Tattoo is a Painful Commitment

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 wor...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Jul 25, 2010

Puzzle Girl Gets Random Tattoo

For some, getting a plain old Hebrew tattoo is not enough, they just have to be creative. Check out Puzzle Girl here, can you tell what she was going for?This genius of creativeness got 3 random words, but she couldn't write them right-to-left like n...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Jul 18, 2010

Spiritual or Gangster?

Today we have yet another example of Christians making up their own Hebrew words. Remember Tshalach? This one is an apple from the same tree.The unfortunate Hebrew tattoo was supposed to say "Worship with arms extended", which according to the victim...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Jul 4, 2010

Forever Is Here, And It Brought Friends

Check out this fine ink job. The victim was going for a dubious old lady message in Hebrew "In My Heart Forever Young"...Well, she got more than she bargained for. Way more. And I mean that literally - there are simply too many words there!More to th...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Jun 2, 2010

Intergalactic Brotherhood Doodle

Today I bring you this fine specimen of a Hebrew tattoo, a token of brotherly affection that is supposed to read "Eternal Brother"... but does not.In fact, it's hardly readable at all. Unless you know what you're looking at, you'll probably never rea...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on May 21, 2010

Squeezed From The Eye

Today's victim wanted a proverb, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind", tattooed in Hebrew on his arm. This alone is strange enough, the arm is not that far from the eye, after all.But don't worry, it gets worse...This lovely Hebrew tattoo, which was sent to u...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Apr 12, 2010

A Sinner's Tattoo

This guy probably wanted to make a tribute to his lifestyle by choosing to tattoo "Keep Living in Sin" in Hebrew on his chest...Unusual? Yes. Successful? Not so much.In reality, this is a combination of Hebrew letters that has no meaning whatsoever.
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Apr 8, 2010

If Only Dogs Could Read

Another day, another victim of the spiritual ink. Today's victim, he wanted something unusual. A Hebrew tattoo that was supposed to say "Facedown":I don't know why he chose that particular expression. Maybe he thought the slave theme was overused, an...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Mar 24, 2010

You Shall Not Tattoo - For Real?

On the website where this picture was originally posted, it was labeled as "Honor thy Father and Mother":In reality, it says no such thing. This Hebrew tattoo in fact says: "You shall not tattoo", and it's written in Rashi Script of all things - an o...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Mar 22, 2010

Tattoo of Permanent Regrets

Behold this prime example of why you shouldn't use an online automatic translator to get the translation for your long and complex Hebrew tattoo:This Hebrew tattoo reads something along the lines of: "Regretting. Not in love. No excuses. With to live...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Mar 15, 2010

The Faithless Verse

Today we have yet another spiritual Hebrew tattoo. A biblical verse. Whatever could it say?What, you don't recognize this verse? Might be because it's total gibberish.Yes, our poor victim went in for a verse, the ever popular Hebrews 11:1, which spea...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Mar 8, 2010

Where's Her Future?

Not one to dwell on the past, today's victim wanted her Hebrew tattoo to spell an optimistic message: "The Future"...Fate (or a malicious friend), however, ruined her plans thoroughly.I don't know where this girl got her translation for "The Future"...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Mar 5, 2010


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