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All About Hebrew Tattoo Symbols

Updated on October 17, 2017

Hebrew Tattoo Symbols

Do you have a tattoo? Do you want one? If you do, then you are like millions all across the world who love body art. I personally do not have a tattoo, but I have considered getting one. And one of the ones I have considered getting is a tattoo of Hebrew symbols.

Why? Well, like many people, I think Hebrew tattoo symbols are pretty intriguing. Tons of celebrities, from Angelina Jolie to Britney Spears to Victoria Beckham, sport Hebrew tattoo symbols on their bodies because they represent mysticism and an interest in religion and spirituality. Formerly, Hebrew tattoos were for people who were intrigued by Judaism and its branches; now, they have become very popular for all walks of life. This article will talk about a few specific Hebrew tattoo symbols and what they mean.


Hebrew Tattoo Symbols: Verses From the Torah

One of the most common uses of Hebrew symbols in tattoos and body art today involves the Torah, or, the Jewish scriptures. Some people have verses from the Torah – from books such as Genesis, Deuteronomy, Exodus, Numbers, etc. – that represent part of their spirit or personality. One popular example is from the Song of Solomon, chapter 6 verse 3: “I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine.” Another popular verse is from Exodus 3:14: “I am what I am.” Such verses are powerful and poetic, and speak to those who choose to tattoo them on their bodies in Hebrew.


Hebrew Tattoo Symbols: The Hamsa Design

In Hebrew lore, the hamsa is a symbol frequently used to ward off the effects of the evil eye, or a “spell” of sorts used by evil against innocent people to harm them. The symbol, also known as the “Hand of Miriam”, resembles a hand, with a verse, flower, or eye in the center. Some also have verses or phrases inscribed in the middle, such as “behatzlacha”, which means “Good luck” in Hebrew. In Jewish tradition, the five fingers can stand for the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), as well as using the body’s five senses to worship God.

Hebrew Tattoo Symbols: Things to Consider

When thinking about getting a Hebrew tattoo symbol on your body, there are a few things you should know about the Hebrew language. First, the Hebrew language can be quite complex compared to English. It is quite elegant, though, which is why it is worth learning the nuances of the language. Another thing to consider is that the language does not have written vowels like in English and other languages. Instead, it has ‘niqqud’, which are markings on the words to represent vowels. That is why having your phrase correctly written is important. If you do not, then your tattoo can easily wind up saying something completely different than what you originally intended. Finally, Hebrew is written and read right to left, instead of left to right. These are all things your tattoo artist should know before you decide what verse or phrase to use.

Hebrew tattoo symbols are pretty popular, and for good reason. They are beautiful, poetic, and meaningful, and make a great addition to anyone’s collection of body art.

While Japanese symbols were once popular in tattoos, now Hebrew writing is gaining popularity.
While Japanese symbols were once popular in tattoos, now Hebrew writing is gaining popularity. | Source


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