Blog Posts - Mangled Meaning



The Guy Who REALLY Hated Furniture

Today's victim's Hebrew tattoo may appear a random jumble of letters from the first glance, but it can gain several meanings if you just carefully apply spacing...For example, spaced this way, it says "And [he] hated a stool". Did he hate that stool...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Dec 7, 2009

The Girl Who Thought She Was A Goat

Hebrew is not the simplest language. Half the time you only know how a written word is pronounced based on its context. This is why taking a word out of context can lead to... interesting results:Today's victim wanted the Hebrew word for "Strength" t...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Dec 1, 2009

The Girl Who Thought She Was A Goat

Hebrew is not the simplest language. Half the time you only know how a written word is pronounced based on its context. This is why taking a word out of context can lead to... interesting results:Today's victim wanted the Hebrew word for "Strength" t...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Dec 1, 2009

Mark of a True Genius

There is stupid, and then there's this:This genius of a girl wanted a "Child of God" tattoo in Hebrew. What did she do? Switched her keyboard to Hebrew mode and typed in the English letters of the phrase, then tattooed the result on her wrist. The re...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 17, 2009

Mark of a True Genius

There is stupid, and then there's this:This genius of a girl wanted a "Child of God" tattoo in Hebrew. What did she do? Switched her keyboard to Hebrew mode and typed in the English letters of the phrase, then tattooed the result on her wrist. The re...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 17, 2009

A Mockery of Salvation

Today's victim only wanted to have "Salvation" on his arm, tattooed in Hebrew:Like many before him, this guy got his Hebrew ink backwards. Unlike others, this backward tattoo has a meaning. It reads as a slightly misspelled "The Mocker", nifty eh?For...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 16, 2009

A Mockery of Salvation

Today's victim only wanted to have "Salvation" on his arm, tattooed in Hebrew:Like many before him, this guy got his Hebrew ink backwards. Unlike others, this backward tattoo has a meaning. It reads as a slightly misspelled "The Mocker", nifty eh?For...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 16, 2009

Fall of the Chosen Princess

Today our special guest is a member of the royalty. You might remember Prince Charming who was featured here a month ago. Well, he's in good company:This girl allegedly thought she had "Chosen Princess" tattooed in Hebrew. Instead, her tattoo says "Q...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 7, 2009

Fall of the Chosen Princess

Today our special guest is a member of the royalty. You might remember Prince Charming who was featured here a month ago. Well, he's in good company:This girl allegedly thought she had "Chosen Princess" tattooed in Hebrew. Instead, her tattoo says "Q...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 7, 2009

Whose Slave are You?

I always find it strange just how many Hebrew slave tattoos are out there. I could make tattoo a gallery, all slave themed. Slave, for god's sake. People, what is your deal?All those slave tattoos are inked on Christians. The Jewish people sing at P...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 5, 2009

Whose Slave are You?

I always find it strange just how many Hebrew slave tattoos are out there. I could make tattoo a gallery, all slave themed. Slave, for god's sake. People, what is your deal?All those slave tattoos are inked on Christians. The Jewish people sing at P...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 5, 2009

The Pruning of a Totally Spiritual Tattoo

Today's victim of the needle thought she was getting a great conversation piece, something special to celebrate, flaunt and force her spirituality on others. She was going to tattoo a bible verse on her foot, in genuine Hebrew. She chose Psalm 18:2.
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Nov 2, 2009

This is why Unique is Overrated

Today we have a true feat of originality.This girl wanted the expression "We are all born unique, but most die a copy", written in Hebrew across her back. Those of you who regularly visit Bad Hebrew Tattoos can probably tell, this kind of thing never...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 27, 2009

Washed Sin; Permanent Tattoo

When getting a Hebrew tattoo, why bother with grammar? Just take some verbs and nouns, ink them on. What can possibly go wrong?Well, this might:The tattoo says "Loved, Washed Sin", in Hebrew. I think it's Catholic code for "Slept around, went to conf...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 17, 2009

Trinity, Redefined

Some people really like to reinvent and personalize their religion.Take this mighty rebel for example. He doesn't have much use for Jesus, so he removed him from the trinity, replacing him with something far more useful.His Hebrew tattoo reads "Fathe...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 12, 2009

The Guy Who Wanted to Get Pregnant

For all intents and purposes, we have here some kind of pagan male pregnancy totem.First, there is the writing, a declaration, "He Shall be Pregnant!", in Hebrew, permanently tattooed on our subject's limb.You can also see a bush, obviously represent...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 10, 2009

The Hapless Warrior Girl

What do they say? Those who can, do; those who can't, tattoo it on their skin?This surely appears to be the case, as shown by today's Hebrew tattoo. It was supposed to designate its bearer as a "Warrior", but in actuality it is one big fail.The tatt...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 8, 2009

Your Name is What? Patrick

Today's victim thinks he has the name "Patrick" tattooed in Hebrew on his arm. He is quite wrong.This Hebrew tattoo says "Nadav", which is a common enough biblical guy name.The name Nadav means Generous, Noble.The name Patrick means Patrician, Noblem...
by Bad Hebrew Tattoos on Oct 7, 2009


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