Why do these keep happening? It pains me every time that I see it and I feel that I have a moral obligation to hunt these people down and inform them of their tragic mistake. The following tattoo I found using the new PanImages service (which is really neat if you have some time to try it):
[source: BME Zine
](For the purposes of this Blog, I am using this image under the doctrine of Fair Use.)
A gorgeous tattoo. Love the lilies. However from the original webpage
, the anonymous owner of this tattoo believes that their text says "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me."
This kills me...
...In reality it is jibberish.
The "inscription" reads:
You can see why I am distraught...
Please please please please please,
before getting an Aramaic tattoo, send it into Information@AramaicDesigns.com
so it can be double-checked for accuracy. It's an anonymous public service that we offer completely pro-bono, and is also a personal legacy of mine to stop things like this from happening.
Labels: aramaic, bad aramaic, mistranslation, tattoo