Bad Hebrew Tattoos Blog Posts

  • When A Dictionary Leaves Its Mark on You
    on Apr 7, 2013 in mangled meaning
    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...
  • Strength? You'll Need It!Today's victim really did try. She even asked an Israeli friend to provide the correct translation for her Hebrew tattoo, but to no avail. Tattoos done in Hebrew just have a special way of always going wrong... This Hebrew tattoo, which was discove...
  • Gnome In Natural Habitat
    on Jan 15, 2011 in mystery
    Sometimes, Hebrew tattoos can be all too funny. Take this cute scene, that was forwarded here by Reut, as a prime example: The tattoo reads in Hebrew as "Gamad", which translates to Gnome. Why did he do it? No idea! Most likely it's...
  • There's Something Lacking...
    on Dec 11, 2010 in misspelled sloppy styling
    Today's victim was going for a spiritual ring tattoo. She wanted "Mercy" tattooed in Hebrew on her finger, but I guess God had other plans... There's just a tiny incorrectness in one of the Hebrew letters. A small lack of a line, and this tattoo sp...
  • Statue Comes to (Misspelled) Life
    on Dec 8, 2010 in misspelled sloppy styling
    This is a statue. It resides in The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and spells out Ahava (Love in Hebrew), somewhat artistically. The design became famous, and can be found in Hebrew jewelry and tattoos all over. Incorrect to one degree...
  • The Daddygirl Has No Need For GrammarToday 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...
  • Her Name was Lost in Rotation
    on Nov 28, 2010 in names misspelled sloppy styling
    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...
  • There's Some Gibberish on your Foot
    on Nov 16, 2010 in mystery gibberish
    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) whi...
  • The Deathly Hate of Love
    on Nov 6, 2010 in mangled meaning misspelled
    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...
  • Two Letters Short of a Sentence
    on Oct 30, 2010 in mangled meaning misspelled
    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...
  • Removable Beauty
    on Oct 11, 2010 in wrong direction
    Today we have a video, and not just any old video; a happy ending - the removal of a bad Hebrew tattoo! It's not all that clear, but the tattoo was supposed to say "Beauty" in Hebrew. As often happens, it ended up backwards. Luckily, the girl deci...
  • Mystery Hebrew Tummy Tattoo
    on Sep 30, 2010 in mangled meaning mystery gibberish
    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...
  • Misspelling God's Name
    on Sep 26, 2010 in god's name misspelled
    Today we have a very untalented speller. This guy was going for a simple (but very visible) Hebrew "God" tattoo. Well, this is what he got: If you wanted to know just how bad one can misspell "God", this would be your answer. This spelling lacks th...
  • Hebrew Inked Celebs: Doda Elektroda
    on Sep 23, 2010 in mangled meaning celebrity
    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...
  • Your Name is What? Collin
    on Sep 17, 2010 in names misspelled
    First, an announcement. You can now comfortably browse Bad Hebrew Tattoos on your iPhone, using our brand new iPhone App, available for free! Back to buisness, today we have a name tattoo, something we haven't seen in a while. This victim wanted the...
  • King Jesus The Messiah... Or Not QuiteToday we witness a sad Hebrew tattoo indeed. Not only is our victim apparently a Smurf, but his tat is seriously misspelled too. This guy wanted "King Jesus the Messiah", and he even managed to get his grammar right. The sentence makes perfect sens...
  • Your Love is an Insult
    on Aug 16, 2010 in mangled meaning
    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...
  • 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...
  • Dictionary Tattoo is a Painful CommitmentI'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...
  • Puzzle Girl Gets Random TattooFor 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...
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